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The Top 4 Reasons to Spend Your Winter Vacation in Turks and Caicos

When winter rolls around, it’s not uncommon to feel sad and unmotivated as you’re relegated to indoor activities, temperatures plummet and sunshine lessens. According to the Cleveland Clinic, SAD which stands for seasonal affective disorder, more commonly known as seasonal depression, affects at least 5% of the U.S. population. 

And 10-20% of those in the States suffer from a milder case of these winter blues. Vitamin D, going out and about in a new location, and exercise can all help prevent and mitigate these sad seasonal feelings — sounds like it’s time for winter holiday in a tropical locale.  

While certainly not medical advice, we think taking a winter sun holiday in Turks and Caicos could be the perfect cure for the winter blues. Traveling for some fun in the sun in a new location, like the islands of Turks and Caicos, should be at the top of your holiday destination wish list. With time off from school and those vacation days adding up at the office, it’s time to jet set to kick those chilly temperatures and escape for a winter sun holiday.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are situated 575 miles southeast of Miami, FL, and called home by more than 30,000 residents with the islands welcoming more than 1 million tourists annually.

So, as you plan your next winter sun holiday, now is the time to start thinking about adding Turks and Caicos to your list of ideal holiday vacation destinations.

Plus, with flights from Miami taking about 90 minutes and travel from New York taking about 3 hours, this easily accessible island escape is just a bit more than a hop, skip and a jump away.

In this post, we’ll share the top four reasons you should spend your winter (or any) holiday and book your stay at Aqua Divina located on the Providenciales Island of Turks and Caicos.

Reason #1 to Visit Turks and Caicos: Summer-like Temperatures in Turks and Caicos During Winter Months

The islands boast 350 days of sunshine and an easterly trade wind which keeps temperatures at very comfortable and fairly consistent levels year-round. You’ll certainly get your dose and then some of Vitamin D – just what the doctor ordered.  

From November to May, you can expect temperature averages around 80° to 84°F (27°- 29°C) and from June to October temperatures are quite similar, ranging between 85° and 90°F (29°- 32°C). In the late summer months, it’s common to even reach the mid-90s (35°C).

And you can’t forget the crystal clear and picturesque blue waters. In the winter, the water temperature ranges from about 74° to 78°F (23°- 26°C), and in the summer it heats up just a bit more to 82° to 84°F (28°-29°C). Plus, by vacationing in Turks and Caicos during the winter months you’ll avoid hurricane season and have less issues with pesky mosquitos and no-see-ums.

You can keep tabs on the current weather in Turks and Caicos Island here and check it out before you start packing your bags for your holiday in Turks and Caicos.

Reason #2 to Vacation in Turks and Caicos: Island Hopping Makes for Added Experiences 

With more than one island to explore, you’ll have lots to keep your winter holiday interesting and filled with adventure and beautiful sites.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are made up of nine inhabited islands which include:

  1. Providenciales (home to the luxury villas of Aqua Divina)
  2. Grand Turk
  3. North Caicos
  4. Middle Caicos
  5. South Caicos
  6. Salt Cay
  7. Parrot Cay,
  8. Pine Cay
  9. Ambergris Cay

Each island has its own characteristics and personality. For instance, most of the population lives on Providenciales and it’s the island where the main airport is located. Grand Turk is the only cruise ship port and has the country’s only lighthouse. Each island has its own unique flavor and offerings.

By exploring more than one island, you’ll be able to truly appreciate the beautiful culture and people. There are ample options when it comes to boating excursions to explore more. Most sail a 9-mile route between Providenciales and North Caicos and in and out of small cays and islands. Plus, many of these daily boating excursions will offer a beach BBQ, complete with local lobster and conch (if it’s the right season) on the menu.


Reason #3 to Take Your Winter Holiday in Turks and Caicos: Endless Opportunities to Explore Outside

A change of scenery can do wonders for the soul and relieving the seasonal stress and depression you may experience in colder and more sun-deprived locations. Plus, whether you prefer to keep it low-key or seek thrilling adventures, the islands have activities – land and sea – offer for everyone of all ages and of all interests.

If hiking gets your heart racing whether you’re a beginner or seeking a challenge, check out our list of top Turks and Caicos hiking trails. Crossing Place Trail, Northwest Point Trail, Bird Rock Trail, Frenchman’s Creek, and Shark Bay to Highlands Bay Trail all have their unique characteristics and will certainly give you the chance to experience nature, different terrains and beautiful views. Renting bikes is another great way to explore the island. Or if a game of golf is more your speed, you can head over to the 18-hole course at Provo Golf Club.

If you want to venture from land to sea, spending your holiday in Turks and Caicos will not disappoint with an array of adventures to truly enjoy the stunning blue and warm waters. Snorkeling at the easily beach accessible Smith’s Reef to spot some parrot fish and moray eels could be on the agenda, or chartering a deep-sea fishing adventure. And if you want to cruise around the islands as you sip on tiny umbrella drinks as you take a dip to cool off, that’s an option too. As we mentioned, island hopping is encouraged.


Reason #4 to Travel to Turks and Caicos this Winter Holiday: Find Your Home Away From Home at Aqua Divina

Selecting accommodations when traveling to an unknown place can make anyone hesitant when it comes to researching and finally booking a resort or private villa. The third largest island, Providenciales, called Provo for short centers around tourism with 38 square miles surrounded by those idyllic (and Instagram-worthy) blue waters. The island is home to a wide range of name brand resorts, but also individually and locally own luxury villas like the Aqua Divina property – making for the ideal home away from home when you’re on your winter holiday in Turks and Caicos.

Whether you’re traveling for a romantic getaway or for an annual family trip, knowing that your accommodations will meet your needs while in paradise can make or break your winter holiday in Turks and Caicos. And having your own homey space with a kitchen, pool, and lovely décor can make you feel really at home even in an unfamiliar place.

When visiting the waterfront property of Aqua Divina, you’ll certainly feel the love for the islands that Iudita and Michael, who own the property, have invested in all the suites. From the 1-bedroom villa for the couple on their honeymoon, to the 8-bedroom suite holding a family reunition of 24 guests, you’ll easily make yourself right at home.

So Why Visit Turks and Caicos on Your Next Winter Holiday?

Like mentioned earlier, the weather and year-round sunshine make the islands the perfect destination for outdoor activities. You can take a dip in the pools, relax in the lounge chairs, and enjoy dining al fresco with a grill and dedicated outdoor dining space.

Plus, all guests at Aqua Divina have access to water activity rentals for the thrill-seeking with jet skis or those who want more chill vibes with stand-up paddleboard and kayaks. It’s a water playground steps outside of your luxury villa.

While the property location is located in a more secluded and private area of the island, it’s only minutes away from all the shopping and world-famous beaches, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Plus, there is no denying that the combination of Vitamin D from constant sunshine, crystal clear waters, and plenty of activities regardless of your adventure level and pace, you’re sure to enjoy your winter sun holiday in Turks and Caicos.

Explore Aqua Divina’s luxury villas, and book your winter sun holiday getaway today in Turks and Caicos.