A Visitors Guide to Turks and Caicos Islands

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The Turks and Caicos Islands consists of 40 islands and cays, of which only eight are currently inhibited.

Situated 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas and east of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands offer the ultimate holiday destination, thanks in part, to the luxurious beach resorts on offer throughout the islands.

The Turks and Caicos Islands boast waters which are so turquoise that they glow and, when you see these for yourself, it’s easy to understand why the beach resorts on the islands prove so popular with tourists and that over 200,000 holidaymakers travel to the region each year, a far higher number than the number of inhabitants on the islands.
For many, the primary attraction of the islands is their glowing waters and sandy, golden beaches and it’s a well known fact that some of the beaches here are some of the finest anywhere in the world.

Where To Visit
If you’re planning a visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands, you’re likely wondering where to visit and, as such, we wanted to bring you a brief guide to some of the more popular parts of the islands.

Grand Turk
At just 7 miles long and 1 mile wide, the island of Grand Turk is the capital and seat of the Turks and Caicos Islands and is a long-established favourite destination for divers looking to explore the coral walls which can be found just 300 yards out to sea. Here, you’ll find white-sandy beaches, the National Museum and wild horses and donkeys which roam the routes into the town.

Providenciales
Providenciales is the heart and soul of the Turks and Caicos Islands when it comes to the finest resorts, spas, shops, restaurants and nightlife, many of which are situated on the 12 mile stretch of Grace Bay beach.
Popular resorts with tourists include the Alexandra Resort and Beach House and the island offers the perfect starting location for those looking to go island hopping, either by sea orby air.
If you want to experience both the luxurious beaches and glowing waters alongside the excitement, cuisine and nightlife of the Turks and Caicos Islands, it’s Providenciales you want to be visiting.

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North Caicos

This 41 square mile island is by far the lushes of the Turks and Caicos Islands and has an estimated population of just 1,500. As such, this expansive island offers the perfect destination for those wanting to get away from everything and enjoy a relaxing, chilled out break. Whether a bird lover keen to see flamingoes or a history lover excited to see the ruins of a Loyalist plantation, North Caicos is also home to a number of fine eateries, allowing you to taste for yourself the finest local and seafood dishes.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are quickly becoming a far more popular destination than they once were, however if it’s luxury you’re after, why not book a stay in one of the island’s finest resorts and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing and simply stunning break.

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