We try to go on an excursion or two anytime we take a resort vacation, just to get a change of scenery. At Beaches though, it’s a bit different because there is SO MUCH to do; so many included luxury ‘extras’ that we didn’t do any excursions during our first visit in 2014. Last fall though, we decided to take advantage of a special offer open to the #BeachesMoms and we booked an afternoon cruise on the Kitty Katt.
This luxurious 65-ft. “Kitty Katt” catamaran cruise will take you to one of Turks and Caicos’ most stunning coral reefs where you’ll snorkel and swim with brilliantly-colored fish and other surprising tropical marine life. Then the “Kitty Katt” sails off to a pristine deserted cay where beachcombers can hunt for seashell and sand dollar keepsakes, take in the Caribbean breeze and warm sun on the beach, or fly down the “Kitty Katt’s” 8-ft. tube slide.
Truth be told, we didn’t see many fish the day we were out on the reef, it was pretty rough too – probably right on the edge of being too rough to go out. But we persevered (Canadians will never give up a chance to jump into bathtub warm water) and even though the snorkelling was a bit of a bust, we still had a blast. After we snorkled, we headed off to Little Island Cay (Iguana Island) to check out the plentiful critters and play in its warm, shallow waters. After we said goodbye to the iguanas, we headed back towards the resort. We anchored just off shore in beautiful Grace Bay and partied for a while, including diving off the boat deck (not me, are you crazy!), sliding down the tube slide and partaking in some ‘adult’ beverages (food and beverages were plentiful and available after the snorkelling portion of the cruise, this I definitely did do), and dancing.
So yes, while there is more than enough to keep you entertained without ever leaving the resort at Beaches, you should really make the time to enjoy a cruise on the Kitty Katt. Advance bookings aren’t necessarily required, but I’d strongly recommend doing so – you can do it right on the Beaches website. If you are already in Turks and Caicos (lucky you!), you can simply visit the Island Routes desk.
Disclosure: I received discounted tickets for this excursion as an attendee of the 2015 Social Media on the Sand conference. Opinions are my own; honest and genuine.