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Tour Turks and Caicos Like The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 1 Cast
Here's your guide to all the fun the ladies had in Turks and Caicos on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 1.
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Season 1 of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip saw some of the most iconic names in the Real Housewives franchise get together: Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps from The Real Housewives of New York City, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards. The seven ladies had an amazing vacation living it up at Triton Luxury Villa in Turks and Caicos.
Five-star meals and (sometimes dramatic) excursions were included when the Housewives took viewers through the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Long Bay Beach, located on the southeast side of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos’ third-largest island. Now, we're taking a look back at the incredible places every RHUGT fan can visit on their own girls' trips to Turks and Caicos.
Da Conch Shack
It’s no wonder the Housewives went to Da Conch Shack beach restaurant and rum bar: After all, it's received praise from the likes of CNN, BBC, The New York Times, and the Travel Channel, according to its website. With their signature dishes made of (you guessed it) conch, guests from around the world can enjoy local flavors, such as jerk seasoning, peas, and rice, as well as a variety of seafood and fruits.
Hungry visitors even get to watch the staff from the nearby beach “as giant buckets of fresh conch are emptied, each cracked open and its rubbery insides tossed onto a wooden table,” according to the New York Times.
The mollusk is then prepared for signature dishes such as conch fritters, conch chowder, coconut conch stew, and more.
Guests can also sip on local favorites such as coconut espresso and a wide range of rums (rum punch is a local favorite), with live music playing most evenings.
CNN called Da Conch Shack an “unpretentious, fun, and casual” eatery with affordable prices.
“With more seafood than you can stare at and more rum than you can throw down, Da Conch Shack in Provo, Turks and Caicos stakes a solid claim for the greatest beach bar in the British West Indies,” wrote a critic.
Da Conch Shack sounds like a can’t-miss spot for all the best Turks and Caicos flavors.
Blue Haven Marina
The Housewives were awestruck when arriving (more than once) at the Blue Haven Marina, the scenic, clearwater home to more than 50 slips for mega yachts and other impressive water vessels.
Located on the eastern end of Providenciales, the marina itself includes various amenities, including private beaches, infinity pools, and a business center, according to its website. Visitors can also request on-site watersports, spa access, and a limo for an additional charge.
The “sheltered” marina is described as the “perfect” location to begin your Turks and Caicos adventure.
“Just 575 miles southeast of Miami, the island of Providenciales offers some of the most spectacular white sand beaches and ocean water in the world,” stated the website. “Home to Grace Bay beach, voted ‘Best Beach in the World,’ Providenciales is part of an archipelago consisting of eight main islands and 100 named islands and cays.”
Privé Fine Ocean Charters
From the Blue Haven Marina, the Housewives were ready to set sail, first aboard a luxury catamaran in Season 1, Episode 2, which Luann called “gorgeous.” The ladies also traveled aboard an 80-foot yacht in Season 1, Episode 5.
“It’s going to be a rich bitch yacht day,” said Kenya.
Both trips were part of Privé Fine Ocean Charters, a company “dedicated to bringing the very finest vessels, products and services to its discerning guests,” according to its website.
With catamaran, speedboat, and yacht charters as part of their fleet, Privé offers a wide range of water-based activities, including snorkeling, jet skiing, and deep sea fishing, where guests can hope to catch marlin, tuna, mahi mahi, and wahoo.
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The ladies chose to (mostly) stay on board, save for a few dips into the clear waters (which led to Kyle’s near-encounter with a sting ray). Margaritas seemed readily available with the girls’ lunches as part of the charter’s gourmet catering. Private executive chefs, butlers, and bartenders are also handy for those aboard these vessels.
Privé Fine Ocean Charters is available for bespoke full-day and half-day charters and sunset cruises.
Island Style Tours
For more of an adventurous excursion, the Housewives embarked on a buggy ride through Turks and Caicos, thanks to the folks at Island Style Tours.
While not all the women were excited about wearing helmets that could infringe on their hairstyles, they all were happy to get into their little red cars, which you can find on the company’s Facebook and Instagram social media pages.
“We visit the best historical and cultural sights on [the] island and mouthwatering restaurants that tickles your palette,” the company wrote on its social media. “Fun and safety is our priority.”
The Providenciales Cocovan airstream lounge set the stage for “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” a fun (and shady!) game the Housewives played on the trip. There, Ramona and Luann opted to share Peking duck tacos, while Kenya chose fried fish tacos.
“Nestled into the grounds of Coco Bistro, Cocovan is a casual dining experience in the heart of Grace Bay,” the company said on its website. “Come and enjoy delicious food and drinks under a canopy of palms, served from our classic 1974 Airstream kitchen.”
Tacos aren’t all that’s available at this casual outdoor establishment. Guests can also grab mahi sandwiches, assorted appetizers, and smash burgers, cited by staff as “the best burger on the island.”
“Cocovan, adjacent to the venerable Coco Bistro in Providenciales, opened earlier this year and is centered around a restored, old Airstream camper, a food truck transformed into a leafy, romantic, but casual restaurant on the edge of Grace Bay Road,” reporters wrote in 2017. “The wows are in no short supply here.”
There are more fun spots to visit in Season 3 of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, which takes place in Thailand and features cast members from multiple franchises. Watch the first three episodes when they premiere on Peacock on Thursday, March 23.