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If the allure of stunning white sand beaches, warm cerulean water and laidback friendly islands is beckoning you, put the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on your next destination list. Now more than ever, many of us are yearning to travel somewhere beautiful where we can recharge, enjoy time with our family and leave the daily stressors behind. Many destinations are off-limits to visitors due to the pandemic, but the TCI is welcoming U.S. visitors.

As of January 4, 2021, there are no quarantine requirements, lockdowns, or curfews. Visitors aged 10 and older only need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within five days of arrival, have medical insurance and answer an online health questionnaire. Restaurants, shops and attractions are open (some with reduced capacity and mask requirements). And unlike many tropical destinations that require several hours in the air and multiple airports, the TCI is a short two to three-hour flight from many airports along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

Turks and Caicos

Day One

The TCI beaches are the #1 attraction here, so from either residence, our DMs suggest easing into your stay by simply walking out your door, and you’ll be on a spectacular beach in moments. At either residence, you can settle into a comfortable deck chair next to an infinity pool and admire the beach sand-free— or dig your toes in the sand and take a dip in the warm, crystal-clear tropical ocean. When lunchtime rolls around, choose from several friendly, tasty beachfront restaurants such as Da Conch Shack or Omar’s Beach Hut. Both establishments have tables right on the beach, so no need to change out of your swimsuit!

Since the world’s third-largest barrier reef borders the island chain, our DMs say the TCI’s second-best attraction is its fantastic snorkeling and diving. Spend the afternoon cruising with Caicos Dream Tours and let its friendly, capable crew take you to remote beaches and snorkeling spots — or if fishing is on your agenda, you’ve come to the right spot! The TCI is a renowned bonefish and deep-sea fishing destination. If you happen to visit a few days after the full moon, another option is to book a Glow Worm Sunset Cruise with Sun Charters. Each month this spectacular phenomenon happens when bioluminescent sea worms carry out a mating ritual by swimming in circular patterns about an hour after sunset.

For dinner, our DMs suggests Seven Restaurant’s private dining experience where you can dine on or near the beach — or indulge in their private Tasting Room five-course, paired wine experience. If French/Italian cuisine sounds appealing, head to the Michelin-starred Provence by Eric.

Sea Turtle

Day Two

If you’re interested in learning to scuba dive or you’re already certified, the TCI offers exceptional diving, and our DMs recommend a private charter with Dive Provo. Another option they like is a trip with SNUBA Turks and Caicos, a shallow water diving hybrid between scuba diving and snorkeling. You don’t need a certification or wear cumbersome gear — you can swim among the spectacular sea life as you breathe through a specialized mouthpiece attached to air tanks that float on the surface.

Once your morning adventure ends, it’s time to refuel. For a tasty lunch, look no further than Cocovan’s food truck (run by the fabulous team at Coco Bistro). Sit at one of their outdoor picnic tables as you enjoy their fantastic fish, steak or falafel tacos and “Big Mac” egg rolls. After lunch, explore Provo’s remote wetlands via private kayak tours with Big Blue Collective. They also offer standup paddleboarding trips, kitesurfing and other adventures. For a more relaxed afternoon, lounge by your pool or the beach until it’s time for “sundowners” (sunset cocktails)! For dinner, let The Kissing Fish Catering Co. prepare and serve you a fabulous feast in the comfort of your residence. If you prefer to dine out, this talented group also runs Bay Bistro, a wonderful oceanfront eatery where you can dine at a private table directly on Grace Bay Beach. For late night fun, head to Casablanca Casino and try your luck at blackjack, roulette, poker or slots.

Day Three

Horseback riding is a fun adventure anywhere, and doing a private ride with Provo Ponies offers an extra perk — in addition to a scenic beach ride, their horses love to wade into the ocean! The well-trained, friendly horses carry you safely into the shallow water, allowing you both to cool your legs off a bit. You’ll have worked up an appetite on this unique adventure, so for lunch, our DMs say head to Bugaloos Conch Crawl, a lively beachfront restaurant with daily live entertainment and outdoor games. They even have tables sitting in the shallow, calm water so you can cool your feet as you eat.

After lunch, grab one more chance to admire the TCI’s underwater paradise on your own or take a guided snorkel trip at Coral Gardens, a well-marked snorkel trail just offshore from the Coral Gardens Resort. You’ll likely see gliding sea turtles, scores of tropical fish and maybe even a barracuda. Keep an eye out for Jammin’ Gelato’s ice cream cart that cruises up and down the beach serving delicious, unique flavors. If you’ve had your fill of water adventures, end your third day with a relaxing spa treatment from one of the TCI’s many luxurious spas.

No beach vacation is complete without a sunset cruise, so let Island Vibes Tours take you on a private luxury cruise and sip rum punch, champagne, beer or wine as you watch the glorious sun sink under the horizon. For dinner, our Destination Managers say Coco Bistro is a must. Dine under swaying palms and cozy lighting as you sample some of the TCI’s best local cuisine.

Thompson Cove

Not One, But Two Fantastic Homes

Best of all, you have two fantastic Equity Estates’ residences to choose from — a luxurious four-bedroom penthouse condo and a fabulous six-bedroom private villa. The expansive 4,500-square-foot penthouse overlooks Grace Bay Beach, which frequently lands on “Word’s Best Beaches” lists. Fifteen minutes away sits Thompson Cove, a divine 7,500-square-foot beachfront home boasting six equivalent master suites with private terraces, a splendid infinity pool and vast amounts of living space. We interviewed our Destination Managers, who, along with our Local Hosts, are ready to help you plan a much-needed, fantastic getaway to the TCI’s primary island, Providenciales (aka Provo). To help you get started, here are their suggestions on how to spend three perfect days in this idyllic island paradise.

Equity Estates can help make your visit to the TCI a delightfully unparalleled experience. If you’re already an investor, your Personal Travel Concierge is ready to assist you with arranging a memorable vacation here.

If you would like more information about investing with Equity Estates, please reach out to our Investor Relations team at 404.445.8501 or tap this link to schedule a call.

Preview some of the top ski destinations you’ll enjoy as an Equity Estates investor and get inspired to shred some powder or indulge in après-ski.

Without Further Ado, Our Five Favorite Ski Destinations:

5) Chamonix: The best place to sample some of the finest skiing in the Alps, Chamonix gives you five ski resorts nearby.  Enjoy French cuisine and wine apres ski as you spend your nights in a beautiful Chalet.

4) Lake Tahoe: Ranked the top ski mountain for families, Northstar offers great skiing for the entire family and incredible views of Lake Tahoe. The ski- in/ski-out four bedroom residence has wonderful amenity access to the nearby Ritz Carlton and Tahoe Mountain Club.  Or feel free to take in the views from your own hot tub out back.

3) Aspen/Snowmass: Voted one of the top ten ski resorts in the world with terrain for any level of skier, Snowmass is easy to get to with 200+ flights a week to the Aspen airport.  And, of course, Ajax Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk are just minutes away from your beautiful residence.  You’ll stay in the best located ski-in ski-out residence in the new base village with sweeping mountain views and be right next to ski school.

2) Park City/Deer Valley: Ski the legendary Wasatch Powder, just 45 minutes door to door from the airport with two Equity Estates residences to pick from: downtown Park City and Deer Valley. Enjoy après-ski by bellying up to the dozens of watering holes just steps away from your home off of Main Street. Or take in the the Sundance Film Festival and skip the skiing. Get bored quickly? There nine ski resorts to pick from within an hour’s drive.

1) Telluride: Sitting high in the San Juan mountains, this historic mountain town is off the beaten path, but worth the journey. Stare eye to eye with fourteen thousand foot peaks from your living room–just steps from skiing where the lift lines are non-existent. Enjoy amenity access to the Peaks Resort and Spa and try your hand at some of the best heli-skiing in the lower 48 with Telluride Helitrax.

How often do milestone birthdays or anniversaries come around? Don’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate these special moments with loved ones.

How many of the investments in your personal portfolio are you able to actually enjoy with loved ones? Equity Estates allows you to create lasting memories and enjoy all of life’s precious moments, while simultaneously making a sound financial investment in real estate. Browse our Top 5 Recommended Trips for Life’s Milestones below.

1) Top Destination for Anniversaries: Napa Valley, California

How many anniversaries have passed by without a proper celebration? Life’s too short—celebrate with your partner in Napa Valley this year. From the picturesque rolling landscapes, to the five-star cuisine, to the renowned vineyards—Napa is well equipped to play host to your romantic anniversary trip. Our residence lies within the world-renowned Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort, and comes complete with an array of amenities from the celebrated spa to the exclusive Vintner Member Program.

2) Top Destination for Family Reunions: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Always dreamed of getting several generations of your family together under one roof?  Now’s the time, and Hilton Head Island is the place. Hilton Head Island is small in size, making it a 100% bike-able island, but mighty in family-friendly activities. Our residence is located just steps from the sands of the #1 Best Beach in the Continental U.S. as ranked by Travel + Leisure and boasts a resort-style private pool and Jacuzzi, gourmet chef’s kitchen with seating for the whole family and nearly 4,500 sq. ft. of living space.

3) Top Destination for a Milestone Birthday Celebration: Los Cabos, Mexico

Milestone birthdays only come around every decade or so—if you or a loved one have one approaching, don’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate. Los Cabos has something for everyone, from its world-class golf to its picturesque waters to its bustling nightlife. Our two expansive residences are both located within the Puerto Los Cabos neighborhood and offer a combined 11 bedrooms, making them the perfect homes to play host to your extended family and friends. With both homes featuring fabulous outdoor living areas including resort style pools, fire pits, panoramic ocean views and plenty of seating, they are begging to host your next celebration.

4) Top Destination for a Girls’ Getaway: Florence, Italy

There are many reasons Florence is consistently ranked as the #1 Best City in the World. With exquisite food and wine, scenic views, and world-class shopping, it’s the perfect destination for a girls’ getaway with close friends and family. Our residence is made up of two separate one-bedroom apartments featuring elegant finishes, modern amenities and floor-to-ceiling windows to take in breathtaking views of the Arno River and the famed Ponte Vecchio. This jewel is located in the heart of Florence—you’ll be able to practically touch the Vasari Corridor—and our concierge team can arrange a fabulous trip filled with five-star dining experiences, artisan tours and jaunts to the Tuscan wine region.

5) Top Destination for a Guys’ Weekend: Park City, Utah

Park City is the rare mountain town with plenty to offer even if you have no interest in shredding through fresh powder—and the action isn’t limited to Sundance. Historic Main Street is still reminiscent of a silver mining town but is modernized with a plethora of restaurants, brew pubs and whiskey distilleries. Of course, this charming city also offers top ranked ski and snowboard facilities with more than 7,000 acres of terrain. Our five-bedroom Park City abode is mere steps from Main Street and the town lift. Take the lift to challenging ski trails during winter or to exhilarating mountain biking and hiking trails during summer. After a day full of activity, enjoy a sundowner on your private rooftop deck while taking in the stunning views with close friends.

While our mountain destinations are certainly well equipped to host your winter adventures, they’re also ideal for action-packed vacations during the summer and fall months. Browse our summer and fall mountain destination spotlights below and consider taking advantage of upcoming availability.

Park City & Deer Valley

Outdoor Activities

Hiking: Enjoy a challenging 1.5 mile hike up to the entrance of Timpanogos Caves. It’ll be worth it to see the rugged beauty of the caves, including underground pools and limestone rock formations. Or, head 30-minutes from downtown Park City and begin to feel like you’re in another world at Uinta National Forest. The rolling mountains of Park City turn into a massive forest land complete with evergreens, crystal blue lakes and rivers packed full of trout.

Watersports on Jordanelle Reservoir: What says summer like water sports? Just 5 minutes outside of Park City, Jordanelle Reservoir features wonderful camping, fishing, wake boarding, water skiing, canoeing, jet skiing and boating.

Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain Resort: Park City boasts one of the longest alpine slides in the world. With more than 3,000 feet of winding and gliding tracks, this luge-like slide that runs down the face of the mountain is sure to provide thrills for the whole family. Open mid-May through mid-October.

Events

Hiking: Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for one of the culinary world’s most spectacular events. June 16-18.

Fourth of July: Snowmass shows its patriotic colors with a free holiday extravaganza to entertain the whole family. Weekend events include live music on Fanny Hill, food, games, movies and more. Nearby Aspen hosts their own celebration as well.

JAS (Jazz Aspen Snowmass) Labor Day Experience: Acts this year in Snowmass Town Park include Keith Urban, The Revivalists, The Roots, Maroon 5, Lake Street Drive, Daryl Hall & John Oates, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Nathaniel Rateli & The Night Sweats, and more. Sept. 1-3 Snowmass Village Summer Concert Series: Free concerts happening weekly from June
through August.

Snowmass

Outdoor Activities

Fly Fishing: For the avid angler, few things can beat fishing in Colorado. With dozens of scenic trout-filled rivers, streams and lakes in the area, Aspen and Snowmass lie at the epicenter of some of Colorado’s best fishing spots. Rent gear and try your hand or opt for a charter with an expert guide.

River Rafting: This region’s scenic and plentiful rivers are some of its best-kept secrets. Whether you’re seeking a day trip with class IV rapids on the or a gentle float on the Roaring Fork, local outfitters can help plan your adventure. The scenery along these pristine waterways promises to be breathtakingly beautiful.

Hiking and Biking: Surrounded by the 2.3 million acres of the White River National Forest, the hiking and biking options in and around Snowmass are truly endless. From Snowmass Village itself, hikers can head out to explore over 77 miles of hiking trails ranging from short morning jaunts to multi-day backpack trips.

Note: Trails around Snowmass Village are closed until June 21 to protect critical elk calving habitat.

Events

Food and Wine Classic in Aspen: Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for one of the culinary world’s most spectacular events. June 16-18.

Fourth of July: Snowmass shows its patriotic colors with a free holiday extravaganza to entertain the whole family. Weekend events include live music on Fanny Hill, food, games, movies and more. Nearby Aspen hosts their own celebration as well.

JAS (Jazz Aspen Snowmass) Labor Day Experience: Acts this year in Snowmass Town Park include Keith Urban, The Revivalists, The Roots, Maroon 5, Lake Street Drive, Daryl Hall & John Oates, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Nathaniel Rateli & The Night Sweats, and more. Sept. 1-3 Snowmass Village Summer Concert Series: Free concerts happening weekly from June through August.

Telluride

Outdoor Activities

Hiking: Hiking is by far the most popular activity in Telluride’s summer season, and there’s enough to terrain to explore a new trail every weekend. Surrounded by an abundance of scenic nature trails as well as plenty of less-traveled paths, you can choose from a quick afternoon jaunt, to summitting a 14,000-foot peak, to a multi-day cross-country excursion.

Climbing: Year-round mountaineering, trekking, and climbing schools provide backcountry and technical skills for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Try the Ajak Peak climb for panoramic views of Telluride.

Fly Fishing: With some of the finest trout streams in the Rocky Mountains, Telluride is an angler’s paradise. To make the most of your outing, we recommend learning the waterways and surrounding terrain with the help of a local guide.

River Rafting: Several rivers provide incredible rafting opportunities in Telluride during the summer months. One of the most popular trips launches just thirty minutes downstream from Telluride at Specie Creek and runs 9 miles to the Beaver Creek River Access. This section features class II-III whitewater, ideal for beginning and intermediate rafters, families and groups of mixed abilities.

Events

Mountain Film Festival: Held every Memorial Day weekend, the Telluride Mountain Film Festival is a documentary festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. May 26-29.

Telluride Wine Fest: Featuring everything from street parties and intimate tastings, this event-packed weekend oers something for everyone. June 22-26.

Telluride Jazz Festival: This year’s lineup includes Mavis Staples, Macy Gray, Bootsy Collins & World-Wide Funk Drive, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Miles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down, and many more. August 4-6.

Telluride Blue & Brews Festival: This year’s lineup includes Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, TajMo, Anders Osborne, Benjamin Booker, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Magpie Salute and many more. September 15-17.

Safe Travels!

Check out our recommended trips for the perfect summer vacation:

5) Park City, Utah: Enjoy a challenging hike up to the entrance of Timpanogos Caves to marvel at the rugged beauty of the landscape including underground pools and limestone rock formations; or head 30-minutes from downtown Park City and it feels like you’re in another world in the enchanting Uinta National Forest. The Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain Resort—one of the longest alpine slides in the world, open through October—is sure to provide thrills for all. Our residence in Park City is located just steps from downtown Main Street’s boutiques, brew pubs and fine restaurants, and our residence in nearby Deer Valley is on prestigious Lookout Drive with stunning mountain views.

4) Prague, Czech Republic: You cannot go wrong visiting Prague in the summer, with perfect days in the mid-70s. After discovering the city’s highlights all morning, take time to explore the cobbled back streets for some much-needed shade and a break from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Enjoy its beautiful architecture, shop in the boutique galleries and the souvenir shops, and don’t forget the famed beer! Our spacious Czech apartment on the banks of the Vltava river boasts wonderful views of the Castle across the river and is just minutes from the Old Town.

3) Telluride, Colorado: Hiking is by far the most popular summer activity in and around Telluride, with enough terrain to explore a new trail every day. Surrounded by an abundance of scenic nature trails as well as plenty of less-traveled paths, you can enjoy easy access to everything from a quick afternoon jaunt to summitting a 14,000-foot peak. Summer in Telluride is also known as the “Festival Capital of The Rockies” and is jam-packed with events—including the weekly Free Sunset Concert Series, Mountain Film Festival, Jazz Fest, Wine Fest, Blues & Brews and Bluegrass Festival to name a few. Our residence in Mountain Village offers stunning views of the Valley Floor and San Sofia Ridge which can be enjoyed from the expansive patio while soaking in the large Jacuzzi hot tub.

2) New York, New York: When summer in New York rolls around, it’s time for park days, concerts and cold drinks on a rooftop. A perfect summer day wouldn’t be complete without an afternoon picnic in Central Park topped off with a concert at Summer Stage. If you’re lucky, you may catch Manhattanhenge—a phenomenon where the sun aligns with Manhattan’s grid for only a few days of the year. It’s slated to take place twice in July, making for a rare photo op. After the sun goes down, walk the Brooklyn Bridge at night and enjoy the spectacular city views. Our residence is located in trendy Chelsea and offers sweeping city views and a spacious floorplan.

1) Big Island, Hawaii: You won’t need your passport to visit the number one destination on our list, though you may feel as though you’re in another world with Hawaii’s lush cliffs, red- and black-sand beaches, rich Polynesian culture, abundance of sea life and rugged volcanic landscapes. The Big Island’s weather is pleasantly warm and tropical year-round and although there really isn’t a bad time to visit, we love summer for its lighter crowds, lengthy daylight hours and beautiful weather. Our residence on the Big Island is within the Mauna Lani Resort and features incredible indoor/outdoor living areas, private pool and panoramic ocean views.

Interested in learning how you can travel to our top five summer destinations plus more than 55 others within our portfolio?

Click here to reach out to a member of our Investor Relations team. Safe travels!