The Turks and Caicos is a unique choice for hosting a conference. We have direct flights from many US and international cities for reasonable prices. We also offer a wide range of accommodations, and many resorts offer significant discounts for groups. We’re a stable British Overseas Territory, English is our sole language and the US Dollar is our only currency.
Your guests will definitely appreciate the year-round excellent weather and the world’s best beach. There's a great selection of water sports, a top-10 Caribbean golf course and fun outdoor activities.
Providenciales is the only island equipped to host larger conferences. In addition, all international flights arrive here so it’s the logical island choice. For smaller conferences, you can host it on any island, however there’d be the additional domestic transportation costs from Providenciales to another island. Most resorts and the primary conference hall location choices are in Grace Bay on Providenciales.
Our smaller and less-inhabited islands are spectacular destinations, yet in addition to the transport considerations, they do not feature the facilities and infrastructure suitable for a large gathering.
All scheduled international flights to the Turks and Caicos land at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS). The Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT) is capable of accepting international charter flights. The airport and airstrips on our smaller islands are domestic only, and not suitable for jets and large aircraft. Both of the country’s FBOs are located on Providenciales.
Two other auditoriums are available for rental, Brayton Hall in central Providenciales, and Tropicana Club near Grace Bay. We recommend that you contact your preferred business directly to get the best rates.
The government customs department will have to be contacted for duty waivers and special approvals for temporary imports of demonstration equipment, sample merchandise, and literature and media. The customs department is generally efficient, yet allow for ample time to resolve unusual import issues.
Ocean freight from Florida for a typical shipment may take 2-3 weeks between delivery to the shipper in the United States and clearance and release of the consignment at the port in the Turks and Caicos. It may be possible to have a local freight forwarder hold the shipment until required, or have a concierge service clear and store the shipment.
Air freight, postal service, and the standard international courier services are available as well, and are feasible for smaller shipments.
There are several catering businesses on Providenciales, and these firms offer dining solutions for events large and small. Due to the planning and possible necessary imports, for large groups, we advise contacting your chosen caterer well in advance of event dates.
If contacted in advance, local restaurants are typically willing to accommodate large groups.
Providenciales has a wide selection of accommodations and lodging options, from expansive all-inclusive resorts to secluded rental villas. If you’re booking a conference room at a resort, you’ll often be able to arrange a package deal for accommodation and dining as well.
There are several luxury villa and villa enclaves with multiple units, which can be ideal for smaller meetings.