Grace Bay, Providenciales.

Turks and Caicos Islands Visitor Information

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory found only one hour from Miami or three hours from New York. There's daily flights from these and other cities, making the Turks and Caicos Islands quick and easy to visit.

The Turks and Caicos Islands is home to Grace Bay Beach, consistantly rated the best beach in the world, and divers have rated the waters around these islands as the best in the Caribbean. We have the largest above-ground cave system in the entire Bahamas - Turks and Caicos Islands archipalego and one of the top 10 golf courses in the Caribbean.

With the best beach, top diving and snorkelling, world-class restaurants and exceptional resorts, we have it all. Quite simply, we're the best of the Caribbean.


Providenciales is the heart of the country and home to world-famous Grace Bay Beach. This is the main tourist island and the one everyone talks about. Despite being a newly populated island, the majority of the population reside here now and it is also where most luxury hotels are. All international flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands arrive here.

Numerous water sports are offered, from kayaking to some of the best dive spots in the world. You can ride a horse bareback down the beach or golf at one of the top 10 courses in the Caribbean. Excellent fishing of all types is to be had just a short boat ride away to the Caicos Banks or the barrier reef.

Grand Turk

Grand Turk is the political and historical capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Grand Turk, one of the two Turks islands, has been continuously inhabited since 1681 and has more history than any other island in the country. Lack of extensive tourist development has helped retain it's traditional feel, unlike most other Caribbean islands.

Cruise ships arrive here, as it's the only cruise port in the country. For visitors to Providenciales, Grand Turk is a great day trip option and only a short 15 minute flight away.

North Caicos and Middle Caicos

North and Middle Caicos are the two largest islands, but have small populations and limited development. Nevertheless, they are great to visit on a day trip from Providenciales.

South Caicos

Untouched by tourism, South Caicos offers a sleepy island town and miles of deserted coastline, and gives the true experience of the old Caribbean.

Salt Cay

The smallest inhabited island, Salt Cay has less than 100 residents. If you're looking for relaxation, you can't miss visiting here. This is truly the island time forget.
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