Cristen and Phil April 16, 2016

Welcome to Cristen & Phil’s wedding planning and information page!


This page is especially designed to assist you in joining them for this special event in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. The islands are situated 575 miles southeast of Miami, cover 193 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and offer the third largest coral reef system in the world. One of the most valuable possessions of the islands are the pristine white sandy beaches, which cover 230 miles and are complimented with crystal clear turquoise waters. This magnificent setting will be the site for Cristen & Phil’s Wedding.

The Turks & Caicos Islands are beautiful by nature. The temperature is about 76-84F degrees in April and you will feel the wonderful cool breezes of the trade winds. The water is crystal clear turquoise and there is no pollution.

Cristen & Phil’s personal wedding coordinator in the Turks & Caicos Islands is Mary Thompson of NILA Destinations, who will assist all wedding guests. Please do not hesitate to contact her with questions or for further information.

For island info see Where When How

For restaurant info see the Dining Guide



A Note from the Groom… 

When I walked into the 4 seasons hotel in Denver just a few short summers ago I was looking forward to meeting a friend, talk some business and peruse the scene around the pool.  There was a bigger plan pre planned for that night, destiny took over.  Flashback… Jon was late, (shocker), and I was walking around the pool by my lonesome when all of a sudden a stunning brunette who turned out to be sassy as well grabbed my arm and said “you have the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen. ” She then disappeared into the crowd as fast as she appeared. What was I to do, this could be a turning point in my life, I had a feeling… So I did what any puppy dog would do, followed her around for the night!  Cristen aka “Sassy” played hard to get, but I’m not the quitting kind! Fast forward a few years, though many trials and tribulations, successes, failures and everything in between and now I’m marrying my queen and she her king! Please join us in Turks and Caicos 4/16/16, for a week that you surely will never forget!


Wedding itinerary:

Friday 15 April 2016

Join us poolside at Hemingways at the Sands for a champagne toast! 7pm sharp.

Saturday 16 April 2016- Wedding Day!

5:30pm-The ceremony will be held on Grace Bay beach in front of the Sibonne Hotel.

Immediately following the ceremony there will be cocktails, dinner and dancing!

Dress code: Resort attire

How to Get There

American Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, Air Canada, Jet Blue and British Airways offer direct routes from Miami, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Toronto and London. The Providenciales International Airport (airport code PLS) is about a 15-minute drive from Grace Bay, where the majority of hotels and resorts are located. There are daily inter-island flights on Turks and Caicos Airways and Inter Island airlines.

Entry and Departure Requirements

  • All visitors require a valid passport and must show a round trip ticket. A departure tax of $20 is usually already included in your airfare.

List of Countries that do not require a Visa

Please note: Due to the government legislation in the Turks and Caicos a complimentary transfer from the airport to the hotel cannot be provided. Taxi service at the airport is available immediately as you step out of the arrivals area. Please take the next available taxi to the hotel. The current cost is approximately $15 per person.



Sibonne Hotel

The following rates have been negotiated for all wedding guests:

Value Rooms$110/night plus 12% tax and 10% service

Standard Courtyard Rooms  $140/night plus 12% tax and 10% service

Balcony Ocean View Rooms  $165/night plus 12% tax and 10% service

Premier Oceanfront Rooms $195night plus 12% tax and 10% service.

Beach Apartment - $275/night plus 12% tax and 10% service



Somerset Resort- Cristen & Phil are staying here.


Queen Guest Room $500 per night

1 Bedroom Pool Villa  $950 per night

1 bedroom Ocean Villa $1050 per night

1 Bedroom Ocean View Estate  $1350 per night

1 bedroom Ocean Front Estate $1650 per night


All rates subject to 12% government tax & 10% hotel fees. Rates based on 2 adults per room.  Extra adult in room $110 per night.



The Sands at Grace Bay

Studio Courtyard                              $195

Studio Gardenview                          $250

Studio Oceanview                            $300

Studio Ocean Front                         $365

1 Bdrm Suite Gardenview             $365

1 Bdrm Suite Oceanview                              $415

1 Bdrm Suite Oceanfront               $515

1 Bdrm Suite Oceanfrnt Dlx         $565

2 Bdrm Suite Gardenview             $465

2 Bdrm Suite Oceanview               $515

2 Bdrm Ocean Front                        $590

3 Bdrm Suite Oceanview               $675

3 Bdrm Suite Oceanfront               $775

3 Bdrm Suite Oceanfrnt Dlx         $875

Extra Person Rate                           $30


Rates based on 2 adults for studio & 1 bedroom suites, 4 adults for 2 bedroom suites, and 6 adults for 3 bedroom suites. All rates subject to 12% government tax & 10 % hotel fee.


Excursions and Activities

To find out what to do do in Provo please go to Activities


Packing for the Islands

What should you bring?

  • Casual resort wear – shorts and t-shirts; bathing suits and a cover-up.
  • Sun dress or khakis & casual button-down shirts for dinners.
  • Light sweaters or jackets may be necessary on some breezy evenings.
  • Waterproof sunscreen, a sun hat, and sun glasses for the tropical sun.