Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Do Groceries Cost In Turks and Caicos?


Groceries in Turks and Caicos are typically 20%-40% higher than USA standard prices because of import/duty tarifs that are embedded into the price. Here's a link to the island's major grocery store brand http://www.gracewaysupermarkets.com/iga




Which Currency is used in Turks and Caicos Islands?


USD




When is Lobster Season in Turks and Caicos?


It runs from August 1st to March 31st. Lobster cannot be caught or sold between April 1st to July 3.




What types of fish are typically caught in Turks and Caicos?


Typically Red Snapper or Grouper. Sometimes we get Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. Conch and lobster are also locally caught favorites. Turks and Caicos Lobster are different than your USA east coast lobster and I urge you to try them! They're way richer tasting and more steak like in texture.




What are must-try favorite dishes in Turks and Caicos?


Most visitors flock to the Fish Fry every Thursday Night in Bight Park, where they can drink, dance and sample some of the island's local favorites. These include Jerk Chicken, Cracked Lobster, Conch Fritters, Conch Salad, Cracked Conch, Conch Chowder and of course our famous local Bambarra Rum punch!




What are some popular restaurants, cafes or bars in Providenciales, TCI?


For dinner some notable favorites for fine dining: Coco Bistro, Stelle, Infiniti Restaurant, Mango Reef, Caicos Cafe, Lupo, Seven, Coyaba, Provence, Element, Bouchon du Village, Las Brisas, Caribbean Element and Bay Bistro. Bars: Danny Buoys, Infiniti Bar, Sandbox, Le Bouchon, Blue Bar, Jack's Fountain and Mango Reef. For local cuisine: Fresh Catch, Mr. Groupers, Crackpot Kitchen, Chinson's and of course the fish fry on Thursdays! For Lunch and great casual fare: Turks Kebab, Retreat Kitchen, Somewhere Cafe, Coco Van, Lemon2go/Sandbox, The Grill at Grace Bay Club, The Deck, Las Brisas, Mango Reef, Bay Bistro. For a more comprehensive listing check out https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g147395-Turks_and_Caicos.html




Do you send chefs to work for you when you are not available?


As much as I'd love to say yes to every inquiry, my goal is to make your dining experience as unique and memorable as possible. I do this by being your point of contact as well as your personal chef so that you know exactly what you're getting throughout the process. When cooking for larger groups, often there are buttlers and helpers already on site or they can be arranged through the accomodation or agencies.




Where can I purchase wine or alcoholic beverages?


Our major grocery retailers Graceway IGA supply wine and alcoholic beverages. Also, Wine Establishment, The Wine Cellar, Kishco and most convenient stores.





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