Wellness Spas and Treatments in Turks and Caicos
The art of relaxation is easy to master in Turks and Caicos where there are numerous spas that specialise in pure pampering. Treatments range from soothing massages to salt scrubs, rejuvenating facials and beauty treatments like manicures and pedicures. There are also wellness centers that offer holistic therapies like Ayurveda and fitness classes including pilates and yoga. Even better, some spa therapists can come to your private villa to provide treatments in the comfort of your holiday home.
Spa Services Available in a Private Villa
The staff at Triton Luxury Villa can arrange for spa therapists to come to the villa for a variety of luxurious treatments. You can indulge in wellness therapies next to the pool, in one of the breezy open-sided pavilions or in one of the cool air-conditioned rooms inside.
Most spa therapists in Turks and Caicos are trained in a variety of massage styles, so you can choose a treatment that best suits your current state. A classic Swedish massage helps ease tension and promotes relaxation. If you have tight muscles, a deep tissue massage will help loosen knots. A hot stone massage is good for aches and pains, and a Thai massage uses acupressure and stretching to increase blood flow and flexibility.
A facial is a great way to soothe and replenish the skin after a long plane journey or a day out in the sun. Facials vary depending on your desired results. Some help to cleanse the pores and minimize blemishes, while others provide deep hydration or promote collagen production. Many Turks and Caicos spas use facial products formulated with organic ingredients that are known for their nourishing benefits.
Body treatments are truly indulgent because they leave you feeling like a whole new person afterwards. For softer and smoother skin, a body scrub gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells. Body wraps are great for detoxifying and hydrating the skin, and body soaks allow you to sit back and relax while you breathe in the aromas of fresh petals and essential oils.
Treatments Available Off-site
Many resorts have world-class spas and wellness centres that offer massages, facials and body care treatments, as well as activities and holistic therapies to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. For example, COMO Parrot Cay offers Ayurvedic programs based on ancient eastern medical traditions and meditation, yoga, pilates and breath work classes. The Triton staff can help you arrange appointments at any off-site spa or wellness centre.
Spa Companies Available to Provide In-villa Treatments
Founded in 1997, Spa Tropique is the longest-running spa in Turks and Caicos. The friendly and professional therapists and estheticians are available from 9am to 7pm every day of the week for massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, and beauty services like waxing, manicures and pedicures at your villa.
Equilibrium is dedicated to restoring inner and outer balance with a variety of treatments including relaxing massages, exfoliating scrubs, nourishing facials, and even restorative pregnancy treatments.They use environmentally conscious products whenever possible.
Off-site Wellness Locations
The Aman Spa at Amanyara is set around a peaceful reflection pond surrounded by lush greenery. Your spa journey could begin with a purifying smoke ceremony and continue on with healing treatments in the serene spa pavilions, aqua therapeutic pool or yoga sala. Also on site is a state-of-the-art fitness centre, pilates studio, boxing studio, and juice and smoothie bar.
COMO Parrot Cay
The COMO group is renowned for their five-star wellness resorts that focus on holistic healing and the mind-body-spiritual connection. The COMO Parrot Cay wellness centre overlooks the ocean and features nine private treatment rooms, double massage rooms for romantic couples treatments, Japanese baths, a pilates studio, and an al fresco Jacuzzi garden.
Turks and Caicos is renowned as an excellent kiteboarding destination because the conditions are ideal for all levels of kiters. Beginners will find plenty of kiteboarding schools with certified instructors who can teach you the basics, while more experienced riders can seek out bigger waves and more challenging conditions. If you’re planning on doing some kiteboarding (also called Kitesurfing) in Turks and Caicos, this is everything you need to know.
What is Kiteboarding?
Kiteboarding as we know it today began when the French Legaignoux brothers patented an inflatable kite design in 1984. The sport exploded in popularity after that, and in 2001 the International Kiteboarding Organization was founded. Kiteboarding typically involves using a board with foot straps and a kite with a control bar and a harness attached to your waist. Top kiteboarding spots include Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Spain, Hawaii and the Philippines.
Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding
There are quite a few places you can kiteboard in Turks and Caicos. Long Bay Beach on Providenciales is by far the most popular and one of the easiest to access. Most kitesurfing schools conduct lessons in the waters off Long Bay Beach. Other kiteboarding spots can be found off Middle Caicos, North Caicos and South Caicos.
What to Expect From Kiteboarding Lessons
A reputable kitesurfing school like Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding (TCK) will have instructors certified by the International Kiteboarding Organization. They can set you up with the proper equipment and teach you about setting up, safety and wind theory before getting you up in the water for your first ride. TCK also offers jet ski services to take you away from the crowds and help you out if you kite too far off course.
Kiteboarding vs Kitesurfing
Kiteboarding and kitesurfing are just two terms for the same sport. However, some people consider kitesurfing to be riding larger waves as opposed to gliding across flat water.
Basic kiteboarding gear includes a board, a kite with a control bar, and a harness. The most common type of boards are twin tip boards, which can go in either direction, and the most common type of kites are Leading Edge Inflatable (LEI) kites. Most control bars have four lines and are attached to a harness that goes around your waist.
The Best Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding Spots
Providenciales is where you will find the best kiteboarding spots in Turks and Caicos, particularly at Long Bay Beach. Leeward Going Through and The Bight Beach are also decent kiteboarding spots, but better for experienced kiters because of the currents and boat traffic. Many people also take kiteboarding day trips to Bambarra Beach, Wild Cow Run and Cedar Point on Middle Caicos.
The Tides in Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos has consistent tide and wind conditions nearly all year long, so from November to August you can expect breezy days with little to no ocean swells in locations around Providenciales.
The Benefits of Kitesurfing
Kiteboarding offers a great workout because it activates all parts of the body including the core, arms and legs. Over time it can help improve your balance, flexibility and coordination. It can also be very therapeutic to be out on the water and taking in amazing scenery. Many people find that kiteboarding helps relieve stress and anxiety.
Why is Long Bay Beach Great for Kiteboarding?
Long Bay Beach gets consistent southeast winds most of the year and the water is calm and shallow with a sandy bottom, which is great for beginners. For experienced kiters, you can step out of the front door and be launching your kite seconds later. However, there is no lifeguard in front of the villa, so we highly encourage beginners and less experienced kiters to have an instructor from TCK come to help launch the kite and follow along with a jet ski in case pick-up is needed.