You guys, today Erika and I are sharing all about our recent trip to Turks & Caicos!
WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!
If you’ll recall, many, many years ago, we set out to do a big birthday trip when each of us turned 40.
Tab and I have birthdays that are pretty close together, and we both wanted to do the same thing, so we made our birthday trip one big combo trip to…
The youngest of the group decided she wanted to celebrate her 40th birthday in TURKS AND CAICOS!
Sign. Me. Up.
Even though Erika’s birthday isn’t until August, this was the best time of year for all of us to travel, so we celebrated a bit early and had an amazing time! I guess this means, we just get to keep celebrating our favorite girl between now and her actual birthday 🙂 .
Here are a few pics and some details on our trip to Turks to celebrate E turning 40!
Tab and Erika were already in Orlando for a work trip, so Andrew and I flew from Dallas to Miami super late on Saturday night and stayed in the airport hotel so that the next morning, we could all meet up in Miami…
The two of us were ready to celebrate Erika!
We met up and flew from Miami into Turks and then headed to our resort…
…my amazing team here at Mix and Match Travel Agency sends clients to Turks quite often and told me that the Grace Bay Club would be the perfect spot for this trip. They were correct 🙂 .
Our rooms were fabulous, but….
…the view was unbelievable!
We checked in and headed straight to lunch and then…
…to the beach. Geez, I love these people!
Later that night, we cleaned up and headed out to…
…Coco Bistro where we had reservations for dinner.
My dress for dinner on this night is only $18 and comes in so many other colors!
Dinner was delish! We had reservations for dinner on all three nights, but this first night was my favorite. I think we sang Happy Birthday to Erika at least 45 times on this trip. Ha!
The next morning…
I took my coffee and…
…headed outside to do my quiet time and a little work.
After a workout and breakfast, the four of us…
…headed back to the beach where Erika brought us hats too! Ha! We are two peas in a pod 🙂 .
Not too shabby for a Monday.
We enjoyed breakfast and lunch each day here at the resort. I’ve been to a lot of gorgeous beaches, but I’m not sure I’ve ever been to one as stunning at this.
What did we do all day? Well, those three wouldn’t let me read my Kindle, so we talked and laughed and laughed and laughed some more as we sat here on the beach.
Did you know that while we were gone, it was May 2nd which was the day Andrew proposed…TWENTY YEARS before. On May 2, 2003, I said my best YES ever.
Later that night, we cleaned up again and…
…headed to Grace’s Cottage for dinner. It was so charming! Another great meal!
We were able to walk from our resort right into town and enjoyed dessert and live music at this spot too.
On Day 3, I only have one picture, buuuut…
…it’s a good one 🙂 .
We had a wonderful three days in Turks celebrating my bestie and her 40th birthday!
I really couldn’t count the number of times we’ve all traveled together (as a group or on girls trips/guy trips), but it’s ALWAYS the best time. Now that our 40th birthday trips have come and gone, it’s time to start planning for the big 5-0!
Now, I know I’m going to get asked this a lot today, so I will try and answer it here. I think the most popular question today will be “Did you like Turks or the Dominican Republic better?”. If you’ll recall, we went just this past March…
The four of us talked a lot about it and our honest answer is that both of these trips were very different. Where we stayed/what we did in the DR was much livelier on a bigger property. We had a blast, and our kids absolutely loved it too. I have no complaints and would go back in a heartbeat. We stayed on property the entire time and loved the food, the activities, the waterpark, the beach, our rooms. It was amazing. Turks was amazing for very different reasons. It was very quiet, chill and relaxing. It truly felt like you were on the edge of the Earth in the most beautiful and peaceful environment. Our resort was much smaller and very boutique-ish. It was oh so calm and beautiful.
If you are interested in either, the best way to figure out where you should go is by reaching out to my travel agency 🙂 . We would love to discuss both with you and find the best fit for you and your desires. Shameless plug? Of course it is! We love creating custom vacations for all of our clients, so we want to create one for YOU too!
For more information on our other vacation planning destinations, check out my own posts where I share details on my family taking a two week European land and sea vacation, our fabulous time at Disney’s Aulani resort, a Walt Disney World land and sea vacation, and much more HERE!
Mix and Match Travel Agency would LOVE to send you on your next vacation too! We offer our services to cruises around the world, Hawaii, Walt Disney World, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and any other international destination. Just a reminder that, as much as we love places like NYC, Nantucket, ski vacations and other domestic destinations, we are not currently providing services there.
That wraps up this Thursday and our Turks trip! I better head out because I have a super fun and busy day. You can keep up with me on IG! I will be back tomorrow though. In the meantime, have a wonderful, wonderful day! xx