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Welcome to the Turks and Caicos!

The pristine Pine Cay and Water Cay coastline.

Your Turks and Caicos Vacation Starts Here

The Turks and Caicos is a small tropical 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. Incredible beaches, crystal clear and warm ocean water, abundant marine life and beautiful tropical wetlands are yours to explore. Quite simply, we're the best vacation destination of the Caribbean.

About the Turks and Caicos Why Visit?
Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales.

Our Many Beautiful Islands

There are seven main islands in the country and countless small and uninhabited cays.

Providenciales, also known locally as Provo, is home to the spectacular Grace Bay Beach, most luxury and all-inclusive hotels and resorts, and is the destination for the majority of overnight tourists. All international flights arrive here.

All cruise ships land at the island of Grand Turk, which is also home to the country’s capital of Cockburn Town.

North and Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay are laid-back and a bit more down to earth, and are largely supported by small-scale fishing and farming.

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Where We're Located

The Turks and Caicos is found halfway between the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, and is only a 90 minutes trip from Miami and 3 hours and 40 minutes from New York.

The island of Grand Turk is home to the only cruise ship port in the country and welcomes several vessels per week.

Domestic flights and passenger ferries connect the inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos.

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The unrivalled Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Our Incredible Beaches

Other Caribbean destinations offer giant water parks, nightlife or the extravagant Carnival. Our tourism 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.

Our Beaches Grace Bay Beach
Sailing off the Caicos cays.

Perfect Weather All-Year Round

What good is a top-rated beach without sunny weather? 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 and serene temperature.

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Paddling in the mangrove channels of the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve, Providenciales.

There Are so Many Exciting Things to Do

There’s always something fun to do on or in the ocean while on your holiday.

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.

Exciting activities and attractions are found on land as well. Caves, historical ruins and nature await. For those with relaxation in mind, one of our luxurious spas is the perfect place to get away from it all.

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Resorts on the pristine Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Resorts and Hotels

The choice of luxury hotels, all-inclusive resorts and quiet rental 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 luxury 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. Small and romantic vacation rentals, often primely located on secluded beaches, take the place of extensive resorts.

Many of our resorts boast an impressive range of amenities, including boutique spas and exquisite in-house dining. Concierge services are able to arrange everything from private boat cruises to a morning round of golf.

Whether you’re looking for an extravagant all-inclusive resort or a quiet and secluded lodging, the perfect accommodation for your holiday is waiting.

Where to Stay Providenciales Hotels, Resorts and Villas All-Inclusive Resorts
Spectacular snorkelling on the Caicos barrier reef,

Diving and Snorkelling

The Turks and Caicos is fortunate to be home to an incredibly reef system. A vibrant barrier reef surrounds both the Turks Islands and Caicos Islands archipelagos, and many of the region’s top dive sites are found here.

Providenciales and Grand Turk offer a wide range of professional dive shops, which regularly visit hundreds of dive sites across the country.

For those who’d rather stay a little closer to the ocean surface, a snorkelling boat tour is a great way to experience our underwater environment. Excursions stop at many locations accross our barrier reefs, shallow bays and uninhabited coastlines.

There’s always fascinating marine animals to spot. In addition to colourful reef fish, turtles, conch and stingrays are common, and you may even see Jojo, our unique and friendly Atlantic bottlenose dolphin!

Providenciales offers quite a few reefs close to shore. You’ll be able to see exquisite coral and reef fish right off the beach.

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Beach cruising off of the Caicos Cays.

The Best Choice for Your Tranquil Tropical Vacation

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.

Browse our travel guides for hints and tips on getting the most out of your Turks and Caicos vacation experience.

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Porter's Island Thyme, Salt Cay.

Restaurants and Dining

Offering a diversity of cuisines, Providenciales has become an exceptional destination for gourmet dining. Freshly-caught conch, lobster and fish factor into many dishes, however, 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.

For those staying on an all-inclusive holiday, the dining choices are varied as well. Each of our all-inclusive resorts are home to a wide array of restaurants and cuisines.

Several of our top-rated restaurants are quite popular, so you may want to make your reservations in advance!

Dining Cuisine of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Visiting the uninhabited Fort George Cay.

Island Day Trips and Excursions

Taking a day trip to one of our smaller and less-inhabited cays is a recommended activity. The Turks and Caicos is home to so many beautiful vistas, and planning your own tour is easy.

An island hopping boat cruise is the perfect family trip. Along with the amazing beaches and ocean, some of our uninhabited cays are home to a unique and friendly animal – the Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana. These large lizards are quite approachable and offer an all-too-rare chance to see a critically endangered animal in its natural environment. Boat cruises often include a little of everything: snorkelling, sight-seeing, tube wake riding and a beach barbecue.

Check out our island destination guides for everything you need to know about booking your excursion.

Tours, Excursions and Island Day Trips Boat Cruises
A JetBlue Airbus A320 approaching over Chalk Sound.

Airports and Flights

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 time zone observed in the Turks and Caicos is Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) – essentially New York time with Daylight Saving Time continually observed. Although on a longitude similar to the east coast of the United States, in 2015 the Turks and Caicos switched from Eastern Standard Time so as give everyone more time in the sun!

Quite a few hotels and resorts offer vacation packages, which include airline tickets, activities, dining, and, of course, lodging. Such deals often offer significant savings on your vacation costs.

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