As we head to the tropical waters of the Caribbean, our next stop will be at the Turks and Caicos Islands just east of Cuba and north of the Dominican Republic. This hidden paradise is not only quiet and picturesque, but for those seeking adventure, it offers some of the best snorkeling and diving experiences in this area of the world. Additionally, the beach at Grace Bay in the island of Providenciales has been named one of the 'Best Beaches in the World'. During our trip we stayed at the Somerset on Grace Bay, a fantastic quiet hotel with condo/suite accommodations and a great stretch of beach and excellent food.
The Sea-Dweller is just a great beach watch companion. Not far from the Somerset we walked to the Coral Gardens Reef and then to Smith's Reef. Two of the best spots for snorkeling and off shore scuba diving. The Sea-Dweller performed as expected with its rugged case, comfortable bracelet and easy to read dial.
Watch shopping in the island of Providenciales is very limited and quite disappointing. We found a very small dealer with a limited selection of Breitling and Rolex watches. Nothing out of this world. After a couple of days relaxing at the Somerset, we decided to finally walk to Smith's Reef and the Coral Gardens Reef. Not far from there you'll find the Gansevoort Hotel. Snorkeling is definitely worth it as the reef starts just at around 20-30 feet from the beach. These two snorkeling/diving spots offer a wide variety of fish and marine life guaranteeing a great time.
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