Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Every Day is Extraordinary on Pine Cay, but Nothing Compares to the Holiday Week

Ever wonder what it’s like to live on a private island among the residents, feel like you are part of their tranquil community, while enjoying your own much-needed vacation? Or perhaps you want to know what elves do should they live near the equator? Well, wonder no more. Here is a day-by-day (not any day-by-day either) account of what happened this year on Pine Cay, one of the world’s secluded island resorts, during the holidays.

Best Day of the Week

December 24th – ’twas the night Christmas, and all through the island, not a creature was stirring…well, actually, the “eve” was celebrated with caroling, eggnog, and the usual pre-Christmas cheer. Many thanks to Jennifer for providing instrumentals (by putting bells on her toes!) and enhancing our rendition of Jingle Bells.

December 25th – Bev and Wally, Managers of The Meridian Club, decked out in elf costumes, then greeted guests, owners and residents before services were given poolside. Makes one wonder, where else on earth can you go to services given poolside? This was followed by a feast befitting Whoville and a sing-along of the 12 Days of Christmas specific to life on Pine Cay, including “FIIIVE ROLLLLING STOOOONES” to acknowledge the Stone family.

December 26th – We hosted our own version of Yankee Swap with what we call “Bad Santa”. Naughty, nice, whatever, it was all good.

December 27th – The Smith family (one of many on the island, just take your pick) hosted Bingo Night. Attendees followed the shiny nose to their house and stayed up well past bedtime!

December 28th – The weekly high season festive Jump Up! pool party was a smash, though it did not feature Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or even Vixen, it did include…plenty of tasty morsels from Shane and his elves in the kitchen.

December 29th – You say you have been to a water park, but have you been to the Slip ‘N Slide in the tropics? Maybe you should join us next year and get a taste, or a splash of it?

December 30th – Even our little island needs a day of rest, once in a while! Bah Humbug you say? No, no, our romantic beach getaway was getting ready for yet another celebration.

December 31th – We “Auld Lang Syne’d”(which literally means “Good Old Days”) to fireworks and a cake decorated like Magic Kingdom.

January 2nd – Pine Cay’s weekly in-season Sand Dollar Cinema featured a 30 minute animated short titled Merry Madagascar.

And to all a good night, er, year.