Turks & Caicos, from an Historical Perspective

By Josie Brown

Turks & Caicos hotelWant a reason for some sun and fun? Consider hopping over to the islands of Turks & Caicos sometime between now and May in order to catch the Turks & Caicos Sporting Club’s “In Conversation With…” program, an inspiring monthly series of intimate weekend discussions in partnership with luminaries from every field.

Here’s what’s on the agenda:

The History of Caribbean as seen through the Eyes of Pirates and Rum Bottles
Share words with Colin Woodard, author of “The Republic of Pirates;” Fred Smith, Professor of Anthropology at William & Mary and author of “Caribbean Rum, a Social and Economic History;” as he weaves a colorful tapestry of historical perspective from the two defining aspects of Caribbean culture : pirate historians and rum gurus.

He’ll be joined by Patrick Costigan, a noted rum expert working at New York City’s acclaimed restaurant, CRU; and Graham Arader, the world’s authority on antique maps of the Americas and Caribbean. You’ll end thhis long weekend with an all-species tournament of bone-, reef -and deepwater fishing!

The History of Caribbean Jazz and Food, with Wycliffe Gordon and Dion Parson
Learn about the history of the Caribbean through the steelpan, bass,and ripsaw, with experts having led Jazz seminars at Lincoln Center and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis.  It will be fun-filled weekend of booming beats and smooth treats.turksah
About Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, and the Islands

Located in Ambergris Cay, this 1,100-acre private, pristine island is one of the last of its kind. From its 450-acre nature preserve, sugar sand beaches and mangrove lagoons to high bluffs, historic ruins and soothing blue seas, Ambergris Cay is, at once an adventurer’s paradise and sanctuary.

Amenities include the Sporting Club’s gourmet resturant and fitness center, which offers an exercise room, climbing wall, squash & tennis courts, aerobics & pilates, swimming pool and a bowling alley. You can also bicycle, boat or go out on on horseback. Or take advantage of the Club’s naturalist, who can custom-build an excursion that provides a quick introduction to the native flora and fauna, including osprey, iguanas, mangroves and silver palms.

After your workout, we invite you to rejuvenate and reenergize at the spa where we will replenish your mind and body with healing, holistic therapies.

For more rates and information: (877) 815-1300 or info@tc-sportingclub.com.