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What Do You Do When It Rains In Paradise?

July 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM | by | ()

Summer in the Caribbean. Every day's foreceast was the same: hot with a chance of thunderstorms. Of the four days we spent at Parrot Cay in Turks & Caicos, it rained just a little on three and a lot on the fourth.

We were lucky to enjoy gorgeous sunny mornings, and dramatic overcast skies that still let us swim at the beach and in the pool. Storms blew over quickly, and we were able to take cover under our beach umbrellas, at the poolside bar (bonus: rum punch and endless UB40!), or on our own balcony, where the view never got old.

Of course, at a resort as luxurious as this, there is always something to do while the tropics do their thing outside. Here are just some of the activities we dabbled during the daily downpours.

On our last day, just as we had finished our morning beach and pool sessions and were heading to the COMO Shambala Spa for a steam, it started to bucket down.

Watching the downpour from the Spa's patio overlooking the island wetlands was awesome, but we felt bad for the people who would lose a day's outdoor fun to the weather.

We donned ponchos provided by the front desk and were ushered onto Parrot 2, one of the resort's boats, for our transfer to Providenciales airport and home.

Back in New York? It's raining. And we can tell you it's nowhere as much fun as the rain in Turks & Caicos.

What do you do when it rains on your Caribbean vacation? Share your wet-weather survival tips with us in the comments below.

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