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Turks and Caicos

Matt Dutile/Corbis

Photo by Matt Dutile / Corbis

Why Now: Just a bit more than 600 miles south of Miami, these islands are taking the boring out of beach vacations by letting tourists swap the winter blues for turquoise blue waters paired with an adrenaline rush.

Where to Go: Book a room at the new Blue Haven Resort and Marina in Providenciales and wake up waterfront: The property is the only one with its own marina. Stand up paddleboard through mangroves, learn to kitesurf or trade shades for a mask. Since the coast is just a few minutes from the third-largest barrier reef in the world, Turks and Caicos boasts some of the best dives the planet has to offer. At Blue Haven, you can even earn your SCUBA certification on-site. Dry off and take the 25-minute ferry from Provo to cycle the—don’t worry—flat North Caicos roads. Refuel on rum punch and burgers at Howard Gibbs’ Last Chance Bar and Grill, overlooking calm Bottle Creek, then simply enjoy the scenic route by Jeep. Primarily uninhabited Middle Caicos is home to limestone cliffs and caves—the largest chain in the Caribbean.

 

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