Since 1766, Grand Turk has been the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Originally founded by Bermudian salt collectors in 1681, Grand Turk still retains this heritage through colonial style houses. Donkeys and horses, once the only means of transportation, now roam freely in the wild.
Grand Turk is also home to the only lighthouse in the country and the National Museum, which has artifacts that are over 1000 years old and an exhibit on the 1513 Molasses Reef wreck. On the west coast a cruise ship port has been built, which serves several ships weekly.
Interested in seeing sting rays, turtles, dolphins and sharks? Grand Turk has some of the world's best diving, due to it location next to the 7,000 foot ocean wall.
Grand Turk has more history than any other island in the country and is also home to the National Museum.
Most visitors arrive via cruise ship, but Grand Turk also has domestic flights from Providenciales.
Grand Turk is the politicial and historical capital of the country and there are several sights to see. You can also rent dune buggies or ride horses on the beach.
Maps of Grand Turk, along with printable versions are available here.
Grand Turk has several hotels, guest houses, and villas. Many are located on the beach, but the quality of the beaches vary. Find out where to stay here.
Grand Turk has many restaurants, with most located right in Cockburn Town. Find out where to eat here.
The Cruise Center operates a hop-on, hop-off bus, but there isn't any other public transport. You can rent a car or cycle, but walking isn't recommended due to the heat.
Grand Turk has some of the better souvenir style shopping, both at Front Street and the cruise center. Find out shopping locations and what to buy here.
Find out more about cruises, or get a directory of all local businesses here, including phone numbers and web addresses.
Find out when holidays are and what's happening while you're here.