Closings in Turks and Caicos
The first time we went to Turks and Caicos was at the mid/end of September. We were practically the only people on the beach for the first couple of days. It was pretty amazing. It was like we had paradise to ourselves. The first day we arrived, we went directly to the beach. I mean, when you see Grace Bay for the first time you are amazed and cannot wait to get in that water. It was our first afternoon there that we figured out about the restaurant closings in Turks and Caicos.
After lying on the beach, we decided to walk to the grocery store and get a few things to keep in our room for breakfast/lunch in order to save some money. We were staying at the Alexandra. We walked from the Alexandra to Graceway Gourmet – down the beach- and pretty much went in and out of every hotel along the way. If you know where the Alexandra is and you know where the grocery store is, you know how long of a walk this was. We were supposed to get a taxi for the way back and that didn’t happen either but that is a whole another story.
Anyway, as were walked and went in and out of almost all of the resorts/hotels…we had one common thought….”ghost town.” I say “ghost town” because some of the resorts were so quite that you could hear a pin drop. When I say quite…I mean like no one was there…NO ONE. It was kind of weird and cool all at the same time.
On that trip, I believe it was the first night that we ate at Somewhere Café for dinner. Somewhere Café is a pretty good walk down the beach from the Alexandra. Then, a couple of nights later, we went back there for dessert and there was a sign up that said they were closed and not reopening until sometime in October. I will admit that I was a little frustrated that we walked down there and it was closed. We thought that was odd. Then, as our week went on, we figured out that there were other restaurant closings in Turks and Caicos.
If you are going to the island at the end of August/September through the first of November…expect some restaurant closings in Turks and Caicos. This trip was the first time that I ate at Coco Bistro. Thank goodness that it never closes. Many first timers…just like ourselves…did not realize that restaurants actually closed down on the island. We just assumed that everything was always open. So, I think it is nice to have a heads up on how to plan before going. Before that trip, I had certain places I wanted to eat and had no idea some of those places would be closed.
September remains one of my favorite times to visit the island…despite the restaurants closings. It really seems as though you have the island to yourself.
Here is a list of the restaurant closings in Turks and Caicos. If there are more closings that I find out about…then I will just add them to this list.
Restaurant Closings in Turks and Caicos:
- Coyaba Restaurant: September – November (no dates specified)
- Kalooki’s Restaurant: August 28th – October 20th
- Somewhere Café: September 18th – October 15th
- Bella Luna: September 10th – October 16th
- Caicos Bakery: Now – November
- Las Brisas: September 5th – October 2nd
- Baci Ristorante: October 11th – November 3rd