Caribbean Tourism

Food & Drink

Good, moderate to expensive meals in restaurants and bars are good quality. Watch out for specials with no posted prices. The local beer is Caya, Pilsner or West Indies Pale Ale, in bottles or draft. Wine by the glass is US$5. With over 50 restaurants and delis on Provo alone, prices are variable but local restaurants with native cuisine are reasonable.


Many restaurants feature vegetarian meals and low fat cooking. All food is imported (except seafood) from Miami, occasionally from the Dominican Republic, and therefore not cheap.Seafood, lobster, conch with peas ’n’ rice is standard island fare. Many restaurants charge a 10% gratuity and/or 9% government tax. Restaurants owned and operated by belongers do not have to charge tax because they serve the local market. Some do not charge for service. Check your bill carefully and tip, or not, accordingly.


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Places to Eat - Grand Turk

The best restaurants & bars are at the hotels. The Poop Deck is a tiny bar. Set back from the road in the centre of town by the sea,...

Places to Eat - Middle Caicos

Canned foods and sodas are available from the few small stores in Conch Bar and fresh food arrives weekly on the ferry from Provo. However...

Places to Eat - North Caicos

Simple local restaurants include Club Titter’s Restaurant and Bar, near the airport, and Marina View on Kew Rd, very simple, not always...

Places to Eat - Providenciales

Turtle Cove Banana Boat, T9415706. Dockside at Turtle Cove marina, Caribbean bar and grill, colourful, cheerful. Sharkbite Bar and Grill,...

Places to Eat - South Caicos

Love’s has local dishes. Café Columbus, T9463245. For drinks and conversation with English bartender, Jack, good selection of beer, frozen...

Dellis Cay

Dellis Cay is uninhabited but frequently visited for its shells. A popular excursion is to be dropped off there for the day for shelling by...

East of Miami, south of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands are growing in popularity

East of Miami, south of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands are growing in popularity with tourists who, for the most part, come to...