Turks and Caicos Island
Eco-travelers find their niche in this string of tranquil islands. The turquoise waters tempt scuba divers and snorkelers onto coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and ocean giants like manta rays and humpbacks. On land, bird watchers get an eyeful in protected national parks. Providenciales (a.k.a. Provo) offers the most to visitors seeking "city" life, with golf, shopping and luxury hotels, as well as some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Dinner for Two: The ocean breeze stirs the palm fronds overhead at Coco Bistro, a romantic seaside restaurant that brings french flair to favorite local dishes. Beach Lovers: Sapodilla Bay Beach on the west coast of Provo lends a peaceful refuge on sugary white sand with shallow waters perfect for taking the plunge. Pleasure Trip: J&B tours whisks couples away to a deserted beach for a private picnic. After Dark: Groove to an island beat at Lone Star Bar and Grill, where live music draws a crowd on Fridays.