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Grace Bay Resorts Community Foundation

Join our Foundation as we travel and make assessments at our Adopted Schools. Tour the Islands of North and South Caicos and feast on the best native dishes and warm hospitality. Explore the Islands with us as we work to build a brighter Turks & Caicos Islands!

Contact reservations for more details at (800) 946-5757.

The Grace Bay Resorts Community Foundation (GBRCF) was formed in 2009 and now comprises twenty employees from our two properties – Grace Bay Club and West Bay Club. The main aim of the GBRCF is to increase charitable and community initiatives throughout all of Turks and Caicos Islands. Our focus is placed on assisting government schools and students by encouraging young talent to become future leaders. One way of doing this is by sensitizing students to the importance of the tourism sector. With this in mind, The GBRCF has embarked on an adopt-a-school program. Through this program, the GBRCF provides assistance to four underfunded government schools in South Caicos and North Caicos. This may be in the form of financial assistance, donations of educational materials or books. The members of the GBRCF not only provide needed assistance, but are committed to making monthly visits to these schools to assess their current situation and evaluate the extent of their requirements. VIEW VIDEO

 

TRIP TO NORTH CAICOS

COST PER PERSON $175.00
Including donation of 10 books for the school libraries

The trip to North Caicos will depart from The Parrot Cay Dock at 7:30am and return at 5:00pm. On arrival, we will be picked up by taxi and travel to the schools where we will be greeted by the School Administrators followed by a general tour of the school facilities. Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with School Administrators about their successes and needs and how we can assist with donations or time. These are some of the ongoing initiatives already in progress by The Foundation. A highlight is the interaction with students and gives you an opportunity to encourage them to continue their academic pursuits. Our guests will also engage in a tree planting exercise as part of the environmental initiative, while others may wish to help with minor repair work at the schools. The students will grace us with cultural performance followed by brief remarks from Foundation Members and Guests. We will then meet at the house of one of the islanders for lunch, where we will sample some islands cuisine, and engage in ‘local talk’ with the host where they will learn more about the culture and heritage of the islands. Following the meal, they will be taken to a local boat building yard where you will see traditional boat building practices firsthand and learn more about the importance to the islands economy. The final stop is a visit the Government farm where you will see the variety of the local product grown and also some different growing techniques you may not have seen before. Our Culinary Director and The Foundation are encouraging local farmers to grow locally organic products for our kitchens and forge a meaningful long term partnerships. We will then return to Parrot Cay for departure to Provo.

Contact reservations for more details at (800) 946-5757.

 

TRIP TO SOUTH CAICOS

COST PER PERSON $230.00
Including donation of 10 books for the school libraries

The boat trip to South Caicos, or “Big South “, will depart the Ship yard at 8:00am and return at 5:00pm. As we near the island, we will be met by two local legendary fishermen who will demonstrate their diving and fishing skills, and will also show you how to extract the conch meat from the shell, and how it is prepared in a variety of ways.
On arrival to the South Caicos docks, we will meet some more of the local fisher folk, as they proudly show off and prepare their daily catches. On arrival at the schools, we will be greeted by the School Administrators followed by a general tour of the school facilities. Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with School Administrators about their successes, and needs, and how we can assist with donations or time. These are some of the ongoing initiatives already in progress by The Foundation. A highlight is the interaction with students and gives you an opportunity to encourage them to continue their academic pursuits. Our guests will also engage in a tree planting exercise as part of the environmental initiative, while others may wish to help with minor repair work at the schools. The students will grace us with cultural performance followed by brief remarks from Foundation Members and Guests. We will then meet at the house of one of the islanders for lunch, where we will sample some islands cuisine, and engage in ‘local talk’ with the host where they will learn more about the culture and heritage of the islands. After lunch, we will visit the local hot spot called “Conch Ground Bay’ where guests will be entertained by “ma ma’ a very famous local bread baker. Our final stop is a visit to the local Fishing Plants to give guests a firsthand view of how marine products are prepared for domestic and overseas markets and encouraged and supported by our resorts to supply our kitchens with fresh fish. Then enjoy a picture perfect sunset trip back to Providenciales.

Contact reservations for more details at (800) 946-5757.