Mudjin Bar & Grill, Middle Caicos


Many years ago while staying on North Caicos, we drove over the causeway connecting North to Middle Caicos to explore. Our first Middle Caicos stop? The stunning Mudjin Harbour.

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A few months ago we returned to Turks & Caicos and this time we stayed on Providenciales. Hearing that several beach bars that had been built on North Caicos (Barracuda Beach Bar) and Middle Caicos (Mudjin Bar & Grill) since our last visit, we decided to take the ferry over again to explore.

Although Middle Caicos takes a bit of planning and time to get to, Mudjin Harbour was just as beautiful as the time before and we enjoyed the addition of Mudjin Bar & Grill.

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It’s situated in the Blue Horizon Resort with a fabulous view of Mudjin Harbour beach and Dragon Cay, a rock formation just offshore that resembles a dragon.

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We enjoyed a rum punch on the deck while enjoying the warm breeze and the view before heading down for some time on the beach.

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FYI – we were told by the bartender that the Blue Horizon Resort is for sale and includes the Mudjin Bar & Grill. Hmmm. More details here.

Watch the view from the deck at Mudjin Bar & Grill here:

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7 Things to Do on Providenciales


Providenciales, the most developed and populated island in chain of islands called the Turks & Caicos, is home to some luxurious hotels and resorts and is fringed by some of the prettiest beaches in the world. Are you planning a trip to Provo? This list of  7 Things To Do on Providenciales might give you some ideas of what to do during your time there!

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Beach
Boasting some of the prettiest beaches in the  world, including the highly ranked Grace Bay Beach, spending some time on one of Provo’s gorgeous beaches is the top thing to do on our list. See photos of a few of our favorites and read more in our post “The Stunning Beaches of Providenciales“.

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Eat
Whether looking for fine or casual dining on Provo, you’ll find a variety of restaurants and bars to suit your taste. Conch and seafood, in all manner of preparation, is served at many different establishments. One of our favorites? A restaurant called Mr. Grouper’s. The Coconut Crusted Grouper and Blackened Grouper were recommended by a friend and after ordering both, we decided to go back again later in the week for another go-round. Delicious!

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Drink

With a plethora of gorgeous beaches, you’d certainly guess there are great beach bars to be found on Provo and you’d be right. Da Conch Shack & RumBar, Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl, Kalooki’s Beach Restaurant and Bar and Somewhere Café & Lounge are great selections – each on a beautiful beach, but there are others bars to check out as well, such as the 90 ft long Infiniti Bar at Grace Bay Club – touted as the longest bar in the Caribbean and Jimmy’s Dive Bar in Ports of Call. Be sure to sample the local made Turks Head Beer and Bambarra Rum.

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Golf
Hit the links at the Provo Golf Club and enjoy a round of golf on an 18 hole championship golf course that is voted consistently within the top ten Caribbean golf courses.

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Shop

There are some very nice shops in and around Ports of Call and Grace Bay offering a variety of gift, art, locally  made and luxury items. Our favorite place to pick up souvenirs for friends & family at home? Mama’s Gift Shop in Ports of Call. Run by two sisters from North Caicos, you are sure to get good service and a friendly chat from Mama #1 or Mama #2 while shopping!

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Explore
Other things to explore on Provo?
1. The Caicos Conch Farm where you can take a 30 minute tour that will teach you about the life cycle of the conch and where you can se many thousands of Caribbean Queen Conch growing the facilities ponds.
2. Chalk Sound – take a scenic drive around the amazing turquoise water of Chalk Sound National Park.
3. Snorkel at the Bight Reef or Smith’s Reef, or snorkel on a boat excursion – the underwater life is beautiful!
4. Take an excursion to neighboring cays such as Little Water Cay and Half Moon Bay

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Experience
There are so many more things to experience during your vacation in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, but we’ll leave you with two more. The Thursday Fish Fry, held at the Bight Park from 5:30-9:30 is an excellent place to enjoy  food and drink from several local restaurants, local arts & crafts and live music & entertainment.
One last thing to experience on Providenciales? A sunset. Sunsets from many areas on the north part of the island are simply spectacular and the perfect way to cap a perfect day on the island.

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The Stunning Beaches of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

If you ask anyone that has visited the island of Providenciales in beautiful Turks & Caicos what they think of the beaches, you’ll probably get an enthusiastic thumbs up. From the very well known Grace Bay Beach which is frequently included on lists of “Top Beaches”, to some of the lesser known and less visited beaches, the stunning beaches of Providenciales are sure to leave an impression on you.

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Unfortunately one week was just not enough time to fully explore every beach on the island (after all, we had to reserve some time to check out the impressive list of great bars & beach bars on island too!), so we will just give the lowdown on what Provo beaches we’ve gotten to see so far. Be sure to leave a comment below with any others that you’ve enjoyed.

Check out our Turks & Caicos Island Map to find the locations of these beaches.

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Grace Bay Beach
Frequently listed as one of the Top Beaches in the world, this very long stretch of stunning white sand and turquoise blue water is a beach lover’s paradise. Many of the major resorts and accommodations in Provo are found along this stretch  of beach.

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The Bight Beach
Although it seems just like a continuation of Grace Bay Beach, The Bight Beach is west of Grace Bay along the same stretch of sand. The Bight Beach is best known for it’s snorkeling with a good amount of lush sea grass just off the shore.

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A view of The Bight Beach from Somewhere Café & Lounge

Leeward Beach
Heading east from Grace Bay you will find another long and beautiful expanse of white sand beach called the Leeward Beach. We read that from Leeward Beach it is possible to walk 7 miles of beach passing Grace Bay and The Bight Beach and ending at Turtle Cove. We originally thought that Pelican Beach was a separate beach on the northeast side, but found it included in Leeward Beach in some maps.

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Pelican Beach (part of Leeward Beach)

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Sapodilla Bay
Heading down to the south part of Provo, Sapodilla Bay lies on the Caicos Banks side of the island adjacent from Chalk Sound. With blue, shallow, calm, clear water, it’s a pretty place to pull up a beach towel and enjoy a quiet afternoon in the sun.

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Taylor Bay
Not far from Sapodilla Bay is another pretty, shallow bay called Taylor Bay. Taylor Bay is very shallow for yards out into the band has a long expanse of white sand that is perfect for walking. Parking is very limited next to the path that opens up to the bay.

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Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl, Providenciales

If you like conch, live music, good drinks and a great atmosphere, you should probably put Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl on your “list”.

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Located in Five Cays on the T&C island of Providenciales, this laid-back beach bar serves up fresh fish dishes (they’re located next to Sunny’s Fish Plant, so very fresh) for lunch and dinner along with tasty drinks, live music and a great view.

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There is a front door and inside seating,

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but when we pulled in to park, we were immediately drawn to the great looking deck and outside seating.

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Although there was some great seating on the deck under the palms, we chose a small table in the sand, about as close as we could get to the shallow, blue water.

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The live music at lunch was mellow and relaxing – perfect for that time of day, but were told the music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights is lively and perfect for partying.

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We ordered Red Snapper and Coconut Cracked Conch and thought both dishes were tasty.

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Then we spent some time walking in the shallow, watching people jet skiing in the bay and enjoying a beverage at one of the cool “boat” tables.

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Great afternoon and would put it on our list of places to experience again.

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Barracuda Beach Bar, North Caicos

Always following the feed of everything Turks & Caicos, we’d run across some photos recently of a bar on North Caicos that had been built since our last visit. We were familiar with the area and the gorgeous beach that it sits on and knew we needed to stop by to check it out.

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Barracuda Beach Bar is the name of the establishment built behind the Pelican Beach Hotel in the small town of Whitby.

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Pelican Beach Hotel is far enough from the ferry building on North Caicos that you will need to either rent a car, get a taxi or take a tour that will get you there, but if you like quiet, scenic places to hang out and enjoy a rum punch or two, you might really enjoy spending some time at the Barracuda.

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The path to Barracuda Beach Bar from the Pelican Beach Hotel parking area.

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Small covered bar and dining area.

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Outdoor seating on both sides

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There’s plenty of gorgeous beach out back to walk,

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or take a swim in that gorgeous water to cool off..
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Barracuda serves food as well, but we were satisfied sipping on a rum punch and just taking it all in…

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Kalooki’s, Beach Restaurant & Bar

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Kalooki’s, a beach restaurant & bar in Providenciales sits on a pretty stretch of beach in Blue Hills, on the north side of the island.

Kalooki's, a beach restaurant & bar in Providenciales sits on a pretty stretch of beach in Blue Hills, on the north side of the island. The location once was the site of a beach bar by the name of Horse-Eye Jacks, but was purchased by the current owners a few years ago
The location once was the site of a beach bar by the name of Horse-Eye Jacks, but was purchased by the current owners a few years ago.

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A pretty location set among some lush foliage, Kalooki’s offers dishes with a Caribbean flare and from what we hear, a dash of Jamaican seasoning as one of the owners has Jamaican roots.

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Although we didn’t dine there, we stopped by twice to enjoy a beverage on the deck with a beautiful view of the ocean.

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On our first visit, we met a very friendly bartender named James. We asked him, of course, what rum drink we should order and he quickly said, “The Happy!”

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We asked how the drink got its name and he told us a story. Wray & Nephew ran a contest to see who could come up with the best rum drink using their rum. James, who was originally from Jamaica created a mixture using peach, passion fruit, fresh lime juice , ginger beer and Wray & Nephew and won the contest! We asked him again why he named his drink “The Happy” and he said, “Just try it – you’ll see.”

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Well, he was right. The cocktail was delicious, but powerful with the overproof rum and we were indeed happy.

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The bar

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Seating on the deck

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View from the deck

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 View of the back

We enjoyed our time at Kalooki’s and would have enjoyed sampling a dinner of Jerk Chicken or Grilled Mahi Mahi or their Saturday night Beachside Barbeque, but we’re sure we’ll be back to Provo and will definitely return to Kalooki’s to “get happy”!

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Somewhere Café & Lounge, Providenciales

We arrived early at our accommodations for the week in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, stored our bags and asked for directions to the closest bar to hang out for a while until we could check in. “That would be Somewhere” was the reply. Thankfully, having done a bit of research before our trip, we knew that wasn’t just a smart a%# remark – there was truly a bar called Somewhere right around the corner!

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Somewhere Café & Lounge is located directly on beautiful Grace Bay Beach.

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It’s perfect location offers an amazing view of the gorgeous beach and it’s a prime place to catch a colorful sunset.

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It wasn’t hard to get a table during the day, but by night the joint is hopping, and we had a substantial wait for a table after 7pm – which wasn’t hard to stomach, while enjoying a glass of wine in an Adirondack chair overlooking the bar and the beach.

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The Rum Punch – very good. A mixture of orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine and rum; the enticing beverage was topped off with a healthy floater of Bambarra Rum.

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The bartenders – entertaining and accommodating and although there wasn’t a huge rum selection – that Rum Punch…

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Looking for a nice, casual place to hang out, enjoy the view and/or the sunset and enjoy a tasty drink while on Grace Bay? Somewhere might be just what your looking for!

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Jimmy’s Dive Bar, Provo, Turks & Caicos


When we heard the name of this bar tucked into a corner of Ports of Call in Providenciales, T&C, we knew we had to make a stop to check it out.

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Oddly enough, as soon as we stepped through the door, we realized we stopped in during our first trip to T&C in 2008. Deja vu…We hadn’t remembered the name, but definitely remembered the bar. We sat in the same booth as we had 8 years before and ordered another Turks Head.

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Jimmy’s Dive Bar is actually owned by Jimmy Ardavany, an easy to talk to guy who came to Providenciales from New York and started his bar about 9 years ago.

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Asked how he landed in T&C, he said he decided to “get the hell” out of New York, get a business for himself in a tropical location and ended up in Providenciales.

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Apparently Jimmy’s bar is doing well with locals and visitors alike to last as many years as it has on this pretty island.

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Located in an area surrounded by glitzy hotels and resorts, Jimmy’s Dive Bar is a comfortable, non-pretentious place to hang out and enjoy some local beers, a rum or rum drink from his decent rum selection and some laid back conversation with other vacationers or his friendly bartenders and other staff, such as Gloribel – who eagerly told us about a rum she recommended from Venezuela.

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We talked to Jimmy about island life and the realities of owning a business on an island and he said, “If you want to make a million bucks owning a bar in the islands, be sure to bring 2 million down with you!”

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All joking aside, we enjoyed his bar with it’s Caribbean beach bar-like funky decor,

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– eclectic musical play list and nice outdoor seating areas.

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We didn’t order any food this time, but we enjoyed the drinks and the atmosphere and will definitely stop by to say hi to Jimmy again next time we’re in the area.

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A Fascination With Sandbars

I admit it. I’m fascinated with sandbars. I already have an affinity for gorgeous beaches, but sandbars; the ones with glistening white sand surrounded by shallow, clear, blue, blue water…ahhh…

I know, I know, they are simply areas of sand slightly higher than the shallow water around it and many just appear during low tide – for heavens sake they’re not even big enough to be called an island or cay, but something about them makes me want to go running, splashing and exploring. Or, to bring out a comfortable chair and veg among the sand and shallow sea. Or to have a picnic. Or to have a few rum drinks. I’m flexible.

Anyway, the prettiest sandbars we’ve had the chance to enjoy so far are the ones we’ve run across in the Bahamas (like the one pictured in The Abacos) and in Turks and Caicos – but we have many areas still to explore…

So tell us. Have you explored any particularly beautiful sandbars? Let us know where to find them!

Sandbar-1--(600)-OSandbar at low tide just off of Leeward Beach in Treasure Cay, Abaco

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