The Turks and Caicos is a small archipelago nation found south of the Bahamas. We’re home to spectacular beaches, a pristine marine environment, luxury resorts and fine dining.
There's so much to do and discover here in paradise. Pristine beaches, crystal clear and warm ocean water, abundant marine life and beautiful tropical wetlands are yours to explore. Quite simply, we're the best of the Caribbean.
There are seven main islands in the country and countless small and uninhabited cays.
Providenciales, and to a lesser degree Grand Turk, are home to the majority of the country’s population. These two islands host nearly all of the infrastructure and luxury tourism.
Life is a bit more laid-back and down to earth on the islands of North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay, where small-scale fishing and farming still support the local economies.
Other Caribbean destinations offer giant water parks, nightlife or the extravagant Carnival. Our claim to fame is a bit closer to nature – we have the best beaches in the world.
This is of course a tremendous assertion to make, but take a few steps on our powdery sand and we’re sure that you’re agree too.
Pristine white sand (often slightly tinted with pink) and crystal ocean water with breath-taking turquoise and blue hues define our coasts. And we don’t just have one or two great beaches, every main island in the country hides wonderful and secluded beaches, some of which go months without seeing a single visitor.
The crown jewel of the country, the unrivalled and world-famous Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales, has captured countless awards and recognition. Never crowded, Grace Bay is true paradise.
What good is the beach without a sunny day? The Turks and Caicos boasts an average of 350 days of sunshine per year. Temperatures are consistently warm and there’s very little rain to dampen the mood.
The gentle southeast trade winds help to balance the balmy afternoon heat. Throughout the year, the ocean water maintains a pleasantly warm temperature.
There’s always something exciting to do on or in the ocean.
An expansive barrier reef, the third largest in the world, protects the coasts and is a home to vibrant coral, dolphins, turtles, stingrays and colourful fish. Little shore reefs and the sheer wall sites (where the coral shelf drops abruptly from 50 feet into the thousands) makes for the perfect diving and snorkelling playground.
The sheltered and winding mangrove channels of the Turks and Caicos wetlands are prime spots for stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. You’ll see conch, turtles, stingrays, baby sharks and bird life the way they are meant to be see; in their natural environment.
On the breezier days, the kiteboarding and wind surfing conditions are excellent. The shallow turquoise water and clean sandy bottom of Long Bay Beach on Providenciales is increasingly becoming recognized for what it is: one of the finest kite spots in the region.
It’s easy to get to the Turks and Caicos. Direct flights connect Providenciales to New York, Miami, Boston, London Toronto and many other North American cities.
Convenience is key. Once your plane touches down, you can be relaxing on Grace Bay Beach in less than an hour. You won’t have to spend hours travelling by bus, car or train to get to your accommodation.
The choice of luxury hotels, all-inclusive resorts and quiet villas is extensive.
The island of Providenciales hosts all of the expansive resorts in the Turk and Caicos. Choose from beachfront suites on Grace Bay, comfortable and quiet villas overlooking the brilliant waters of Chalk Sound Lagoon, Turtle Tail and Long Bay, or the exclusive resorts of the rugged and wild west coast.
Although they lack large-scale hotels, the smaller islands in the Turks and Caicos offer tranquil accommodations in their own right. Rental villas, often primely located on secluded beaches, take the place extensive resorts.
Offering a diversity of cuisines, Providenciales has become an exceptional destination for gourmet dining. Freshly-caught conch, lobster and fish factor into many dishes, but international twists and fusions are what makes the country’s restaurants so delicious.
If you’d prefer something a bit more authentic, pan-poached grouper and lobster, cracked conch and fish stews have been general favourites for generations.
The Turks and Caicos Islands, through its status as a British Overseas Territory, is a stable democracy with English as the official language. Due to the small size of the country, we don’t issue our own money and instead use the US Dollar as the accepted currency in the islands.
Most US, UK and European mobile phones will work here, so it’s easy to keep in touch with friends and family back home.
The Turks and Caicos is found halfway between the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, and is only 90 minutes by plane from Miami and 3 hours and 40 minutes from New York.
Six main inhabited islands and many smaller cays compose the Turks and Caicos Islands. Providenciales is home to the majority of the population, but the capital of the country and only cruise ship port is located on the island of Grand Turk.
The laid-back and quiet islands of North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay offer the rare experience of Caribbean islands untouched by tourism.