Coco Bistro

Coco Bistro

Dining beneath the palms at Coco Bistro in Turks and Caicos is a romantic affair with fresh seafood prepared in creative ways.

Conch in Turks and Caicos

Conch in Turks and Caicos

It doesn't take long to figure out conch's significance in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The native sea snail—think a slightly tougher version of squid—is on just about every restaurant's menu in some way, shape or form.



Three days into my five-day stay in Turks and Caicos, I had already sampled conch (pronounced "conk") a handful of ways. But I wanted more.


Caicos Conch Farm

Caicos Conch Farm

Before you even set foot on the tropical island of Providenciales—or any island in the Caribbean, really—there's one thing you absolutely need to know.



Conch, the sea snail that's found on local menus everywhere, is pronounced "konk," not "konch."



Fight the urge to pronounce that "ch" sound. It's a newbie mistake, and you're a far more seasoned traveller than that.



But quirky pronunciation is just one tiny aspect of this species. To delve deeper into the world of conch, head straight to the Caicos Conch Farm.