The buzz and attraction of Turks and Caicos all inclusive resort getaways have been heightened by the eco-friendly concept of sustainable green tourism. Beyond the allure of pristine beaches and sparkling shores lies the treasure of marine eco-systems, natural attractions and a flurry of activities to jumpstart your vacation. If you are planning a personal or family vacation in the Caribbean then you should consider some of the following green activities during your holiday.
1) Green Touring
Instead of renting cars, you should consider taking walks or riding around the island. Most hotels have bike rental services. Another green option is to hire scooters to traverse the island though two-wheeled rides can be a harrowing experience in high traffic areas. If you are looking forward to having fun then consider trekking and kayaking as a great way of spending time outdoors. There are also gas free sailboats and yachts rentals for off shore tours and pricy charters boats to travel between islands.
2) Green Dieting
If you are predisposed to green dieting then you will be glad to know that there is a decent collection of cuisines to cater for culinary needs. Vegetarian dining is possible since there is a good collection of green foods in restaurant menus. You can order watermelon wedges, Evian spritzers, sorbet, and the ubiquitous conch served chilled or with spices. There are also many cooked local specialties to explore around the island.
3) Green Sight-Seeing
Half of the time you will be in Turks and Caicos you will probably be drawn to spectacular nature reserves, animal sanctuaries and national parks. Middle Caicos offers great opportunities for hiking trails, excursions into large networks of caves and mangroves and whale watching tours in late winter. And if you love birds then you will be glad to know that bird watching is possible around the island.
It is not a secret that eco-adventures open up a new world of possibilities for adventurers. If you want a better feel of nature preserves, then you should consider camping in the parks. Major outfitters also offer unlimited kaya tours through mangrove forests. If you a want a bit of adrenaline rush then consider underwater exploration around island. Reef diving is a great way of exploring fragile corals and getting a peek into the fascinating sea life in the island.
5) Green Lodging and Accommodation
There are quite a number of earth friendly lodges and green resorts for tourists across the islands. Most resorts use solar energy to power up the hotel facilities. Also, it is not unusual to spot rainwater collection and storage installations and solar powered heaters that underscore the overall eco-friendly theme of the island. For the real green sleeping experience, you should consider setting up sleeping tents in parks.
Although a trip to Turks and Caicos can be pricey, it certainly makes up for it with fascinating venues and environmentally friendly activities. The major highlights of a green themed family vacation are replicated in the flurry of eco-friendly tours, green diet, activities and quiet and relaxing environment.