Getting there might, in fact, get a lot cheaper in the coming year. But don’t look for these luxe islands to become a bargain destination quite yet.
Ramon Andrews, the director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos, assured me he’s expecting the same variety of visitors to arrive -- that is, relative free-spenders. He’s just expecting more of them. “American Airlines might have 16 seats in first class,” he says. “We built an entire tourism industry on everyone flying in the back.”
It’ll be a while, then, before you can expect a string of Super 8s and HoJos lining the shores of Grace Bay. The 12 miles of beach here are developed on a high concept, and that’s not about to change.