Home to some of the best beaches and reefs in the world, the Turks and Caicos are a small British Overseas Territory found at the end of the Bahamian archipelago. This small nation is composed of six main inhabited islands and numerous small islands and cays. With direct flights from many cities such as Miami, New York, Boston, Toronto and London, you can be relaxing on the beach in less than two hours.
The secret’s getting out. The Turks and Caicos truly has some of the best beaches in the world. Our unparalleled white sands and pristine turquoise waters result in spectacular beaches that must be seen to be believed. Miles of soft sand beaches, some going months without visitors, await to be explored.
The Turks and Caicos is just as breathtaking below the surface of the ocean as it is above. The islands sit on an underwater plateau, and an amazing barrier reef surrounds much of this submerged plain. Many of the region’s top wall dive sites, teeming with colorful reef fish, rays and turtles, are found on this barrier reef. Whether diving or snorkeling, there’s always something interesting to see.
With extensive mangrove wetlands, countless tiny cays and the expansive shallow and sandy bottomed Caicos Banks, The Turks and Caicos is the perfect place to play on the water. Paddleboard or kayak amongst the conchs, turtles and baby sharks in the mangrove channels, kiteboard on the flat aquamarine waters or simply take a boat cruise to a secluded beach. The choice is yours.
Definitely the island for beach lovers, Providenciales is home to all of the large and all-inclusive resorts, fine dining and luxury shopping options in the Turks and Caicos. Largely undeveloped until the 1980s, today the majority of the country’s population lives here. The world famous Grace Bay Beach and the exquisite Taylor Bay, Sapodilla Bay, Leeward and Bight beaches are located on this island.
Grand Turk and its colonial architecture offers a bit more for the historically inclined. Cockburn Town, the small oceanfront capital of the Turks and Caicos, is found here, along with the Turks and Caicos National Museum and the country’s only lighthouse. Grand Turk is also the only island in the nation with a cruise ship port.
Rugged landscapes, remote beaches, caves and wetlands; North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the islands for the adventurous. Connected by a causeway, these two islands make up by far the most land mass in the country. The majestic Mudjin Harbour beach, Conch Bar Caves and the old Wades Green Plantation are just a few of the attractions hidden in the wilds of these two islands.
Would you rather experience the old Caribbean? The small islands of Salt Cay and South Caicos offer an all too rare glimpse into what life used to be in the Caribbean. Formerly sea salt producers, both of these islands have seen very little modern development. Donkeys and cattle, descendants of those worked during the salt days, roam the islands freely.
There’s so much to discover in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Spectacular beaches, vibrant sea life and beautiful wetlands are yours to explore. Quite simply, we're the best of the Caribbean.