Exploring the 40 islands and islets of Turks and Caicos is guaranteed to provide some of the most spectacular tropical vistas you’ve ever seen. Luckily, Island Vibes Tours will be happy to pick you up from the beach in front of Grace Bay Club. Whether it’s snorkeling, beach BBQ’s, diving, private catamaran tours, sunset cruises, or a VIP luxury experience you’re after—Island Vibe Tours can make it happen. On a recent visit, I took a half-day snorkel tour. From the moment I climbed aboard, the party was on. Rum punches were flowing, classic roots reggae mixed with ripsaw music, smiles flashed left and right, the bright West Indian sun poured its energy over us. The first stop was the reef—one of the largest in the world. Donning snorkel gear, I hopped right in. Minutes later, I was shadowing a huge spotted eagle ray as it gracefully glided through the crystal clear waters. Magic. The next stop was adjacent to a beautiful green islet surrounded by sparkling shallows perfect for a quick dip. It was time to try out a few of the boat’s special amenities: a slide and a diving board! Finally, we pulled into amazing Half Moon Bay. Here I was greeted by an overgrown sandbar turned pristine three-quarter-mile blindingly white sand beach! Idyllic doesn’t do this place justice. But just when I thought it couldn’t get any better… my hosts produced two live conchs, which they cleaned on the beach and proceeded to whip up some of the freshest conch salad I’ve ever had.