With a New Year quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your next resolution. The three most common New Year’s resolutions are eating healthier, getting into shape, and losing weight. While all three go hand-in-hand, the first step should always be eating healthier. Once your body starts receiving proper nutrients, you’ll have more energy and a desire to work out, which will eventually lead to losing weight. Eating healthy is easier said than done with a week-long vacation scheduled on the most beautiful island chain in the world: Turks and Caicos. Tropical vacations usually lead to over-indulgence of rare snacks, sugary beverages, and hearty home-cooking. That’s why Elite Destination Homes is here to help with your New Year’s resolution of eating healthier. One of the easiest ways to eat healthy in Turks and Caicos is to cook your own meals in one of our luxury Caribbean villas overlooking the stunning Atlantic Ocean.

Healthy Turks and Caicos Restaurants

The easiest way to eat well in the Caribbean is to research the best health-conscious Turks and Caicos restaurants. Nearly every restaurant in Turks and Caicos has a healthy option or two, but most cannot match the menus at these three mainstays. Not only is da Conch Shack “one of the world’s best beach restaurants,” but they also sling delicious, healthy local fare. Fish and chicken are leaner alternatives to pork and beef, and da Conch Shack specializes in freshly-caught seafood and non-GMO chicken. Their bronze seared tuna is paired perfectly with sesame cucumber slaw and rice. Locals also love da Conch’s grilled chicken breast salad with locally-grown greens topped with house-made balsamic dressing. The fresh salmon, grouper, and wahoo at the elegant Caicos Cafe Bar & Grill are also to-die-for. Meanwhile, Lupo Restaurant has four spectacular salads, grilled mahi-mahi, and organic, market-inspired soups.

Best Health Food Stores

Health-conscious tourists can save money by cooking their own meals in one of Elite Destination Homes’ luxury Caribbean villas. Creating a home-cooked meal with fresh, local Caribbean ingredients can also be romantic, educational, and loads of fun. Graceway Supermarkets has three grocery stores within minutes of our Caribbean villa rentals. Both Graceway Gourmet in Grace Bay and IGA on Leeward Highway have an abundance of organic foods, fresh produce, and knowledgeable staff.

Healthy Recipes and Local Specialties

Return to one of our Caribbean vacation rentals with your organic grocery haul and start whipping up a home-cooked meal for your loved ones. For healthy recipes combined with local specialties visit EatingWell, where you’ll discover a Caribbean couscous salad, jerk chicken breast, spicy jerk shrimp, and tropical chicken salad wraps. Here in Turks and Caicos, we’re known for our mahi-mahi, tuna, rock lobster, and conch, often paired with local maize, sweet potatoes, grits, and beans.

Luxury Caribbean Villas

luxury caribbean villas 1The newly-renovated Villa Calypso has a premium chef’s kitchen steps from a lavish oceanfront pool. Villa Turquesa, our prized four-bedroom paradise, rests on the shores of Sapodilla Bay. This gorgeous estate is a unique blend of luxury and laidback island allure. Visit our extensive website to view all of our luxurious oceanfront Turks and Caicos properties. When you’re not enjoying a healthy dinner or cooking an authentic Caribbean meal, go for a swim in the warm, teal Atlantic and relax poolside in the most beautiful locale in the world.