Welcome to Turks and Caicos
Turquoise water… white sand beaches… perfect weather. These are just a few of the reasons anyone would want to escape to the Turks and Caicos. A collection of beautiful Caribbean islands, each has something unique to offer its visitors. Yet no matter which island you decide on, you’ll be welcomed with inviting beaches, luxurious stays, world-class spas, and amazing food. Come and enjoy all the culture and traditions that the Turks and Caicos have to offer!
Turks and Caicos Map
1. Hit the Beach!
There are a number of world class beaches in Turks and Caicos. Grace Bay in Providenciales (Provo) is the most famous and widely considered one of the top beaches in the world. Nearby Taylor Bay is great for families with knee high water and glistening sand. Down on Grand Turk, Governors Beach is light on the amenities and heavy on the natural beauty, while Pillory Beach is excellent for swimming and snorkeling.
2. Take a Day Cruise
If you want more of a relaxing seafaring adventure, book a day cruise or a sunset sail while in Turks & Caicos! Catamaran day trips from Grace bay are a hugely popular choice and typically include snorkeling equipment, a small lunch, beer and cocktails, and beachfront pickup and drop-off. Sunset cruises are also hugely popular and a wonderful (and romantic) way to experience the natural beauty of the islands.
Check out a number of excellent day cruises and sunset cruises here.
3. Visit Iguana Island
Little Water Cay has affectionately been nicknamed “Iguana Island’ as it is a natural preserve for the dwindling populations of rock iguanas. The protected habitat is reached from Providenciales via boat tour and is a “wild” way to spend a day checking out some native fauna. Stroll around the island on the planked walkways or explore the mangroves on a kayak or stand up paddleboard. Iguana Island is definitely worth a visit.
4. Go Snorkeling
Turks and Caicos has a number of great boat snorkeling experiences and plenty of nice shore snorkeling as well. Bight Reef (Coral Gardens) in Provo is probably the most popular shore snorkeling spot. Visitors have been known to spot stingrays, sea turtles, parrotfish, barracudas, trumpet fish, nurse sharks and more. Other top shore snorkeling spots include Malcolm’s Road Beach in Provo, Boaby Rock Point in Grand Turk and Smiths Reef in Provo. If you feel like taking a boat excursion out to some more impressive and remote locations, check out Dove Cay or Long Cay. January to March is Humpback Whale season and Salt Cay is the top destination for snorkeling with them. Give yourself a few days on the island to try and see them.
Take a look at top rated boat snorkeling tours here.
5. Eat To Your Hearts Content.
Seafood is the name of the game in Turks and Caicos and there’s no shortage of outstanding options. There are an incredible variety of great restaurants and snack shops where you can sample local favorites like crab and rice, jerk chicken, conch fritters, hominy grits with shrimp and more. Feel like going deeper into the local cuisine? Check out this Taste of Turks and Caicos 3 Hour Food Tour where guests visit five local restaurants and sample seafood and other delicious local dishes while learning about the indigenous islanders and local life. Tourists will also enjoy the breathtaking views of the beautiful Chalk Sound National Park while they travel from stop to stop.
Loosen your belt for this wonderful Turks and Caicos food tour!