Cruise Recap: Turks & Caicos

Our third day we were in port in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos. We had a planned excursion for this day…

Horseback riding & swimming on the beach! 
Riding horses on the beach is on both mine and my mom’s bucket lists, so we were both extremely excited to be able to do this together! If you ever have an opportunity to do this, do it– it was more fun than I ever could have imagined! From the entrance of our port we traveled about 25 minutes through Turks & Caicos to get to our destination. We took a bus taxi with our group. We didn’t have time to get a drink or anything before this….we get in the bus and there is NO air. For the first ten minutes I had to convince myself I wasn’t going to pass out. It was that hot. But, taking that bus allowed us to see the town and hear about all kinds of facts about the island. It really made all of us so thankful for the things we have.
the town
The town was so interesting. Everything was so run down, either by the many hurricanes that hit the island in the last few years or that was all they could afford. They had plenty of bars/nightclubs though…blue club, yellow bar- it was funny! They also have to get their water from gas stations and pump it into huge barrels, they don’t have indoor plumbing. It made me really thankful to be able to grab water when I want it!


Horseback riding


all animals in T&C run this wild horse!


beautiful views




Swimming with Horses
coolest experience ever! As you can tell in the photos I couldn’t stop laughing/smiling the entire time!







Check back tomorrow for day 4 in Puerto Rico!

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  1. CALLIE wrote:

    O my goodness, that is so awesome!! I know that was so much fun.

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  2. Michelle P wrote:

    This looks amazing. I'm so jealous.

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  3. Katie wrote:

    I've done horseback riding on the beach too, and agree its simply amazing! Glad you got the chance to do this!

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  4. Amanda wrote:

    I just fell off my chair out of jealousy. Yes, it's possible! Looks so gorgeous! TAKE ME TO A BEACH!

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  5. That looks like so much fun! What an amazing experience! Glad you had such a great time, wonderful pictures as always!

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  6. Great pics, that looks like so much fun! And all your swimsuits are so cute!!

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  7. Jenna wrote:

    Oh my gosh, Emily!! This looks AMAZING! I cannot believe you actually got to go into the water with them, too! 🙂

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  8. Looks like an amazing vacay…how much fun is swimming a horse? We use to always swim our ponies after riding and ruin our tack…SO MUCH FUN! xx

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  9. Ashley wrote:

    wow! I have always wanted to go horseback riding in the water!

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  10. Wow! That looks so fun!

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  11. Glad you enjoyed it! My family and I stopped there about 2 years ago and loved the town and the beaches. We also stopped by Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville just for laughs 🙂

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  12. Oh my goodness! It is so neat that you had the opportunity to ride horses on the beach (and swim)! I can tell it was amazing. I'm so glad you had fun!

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  13. sSe wrote:

    It's official. I totally want to be you in this post. This vacation looks absolutely amazing!

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  14. Cori H. wrote:

    It looks like you had an awesome time! I love that you were able to ride the horses and swim with them too!

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  15. J wrote:

    Looks like you had tons of fun!

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  16. Morgan wrote:

    Wow! That sounds like so much fun! What a lovely place.

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  17. kelseaf wrote:

    I am a new follower and so excited to hear you cruised to Turks and Caicos, I am going there on my cruise for Spring Break! Horse back riding looked amazing and so much fun!

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  18. lori wrote:

    love the pictures of you laughing.. it almost makes me want to ride a horse. and I'm pretty scared of them.

    Posted 1.7.12 Reply
  19. Ruth wrote:

    It looks like fun. The scenery is beautiful

    Posted 1.8.12 Reply
  20. I am so jealous of your horseback riding on the beach! That looks like it was so much fun!

    Posted 1.9.12 Reply

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