Top 10 Reasons to Book A Turks and Caicos Vacation in 2023 Top 10 Reasons to Book A Turks and Caicos Vacation in 2023

Award winning beaches, year-round sunny tropical weather, mouthwatering gastronomical delights, luxury shopping and a dizzying array of family friendly activities above and below the waves are just a few of the amazing things that awaits you on the more than 40 islands and cays that makes up the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Turks and Caicos is still one of the few hidden Caribbean gems sheltered from mass tourism, seeing only about 500,000 visitors per year, as opposed to the 7 million visitors a year the nearby Bahamian island of Nassau receives each year.

This makes Turks and Caicos the ideal get away for those looking for something unique and a bit of the beaten path, yet with ease of access, with numerous direct flights connecting the Turks and Caicos to the US mainland.

Whether you are looking for a quick romantic weekend getaway or an extended family vacation, Turks and Caicos offers it all! Here is a look at the top 10 reasons why a Turks and Caicos vacation should be on your number one choice in 2023.

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Breathtaking Beaches

Turks and Caicos does not only boast numerous stunning white sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters, it is home to the number one most beautiful beach in the world, as ranked by Conde Naste Traveler!

Grace Bay Beach, located on the main island of Providenciales, has earned numerous awards over the years, including a top spot-on Trip Advisors World’s Best Beaches as well as being named the world’s best beach by Conde Naste Traveler. And the Island Nation of Turks and Caicos has won the World Travel Awards Leading Beach Destination numerous times over recent years.

But even with all this recognition, the stunning Grace Bay beach, and Turks and Caicos overall, remains relatively unspoiled by droves of tourists and is still somewhat off the beaten path as compared to more touristy Caribbean islands of the Bahamas and Jamaica.

Numerous other unbelievable and secluded white sand beaches in Turks and Caicos are found throughout the archipelago, including Long Bay Beach, Leeward Beach, Sapodilla Bay, and Taylor Bay on Providenciales, Governor’s Beach on Grand Turk, and Mudjin Harbor on Middle Caicos.

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Year-Round Sunny Tropical Weather

What would a tropical paradise be without year-round sunny weather! While the northern hemisphere braves below freezing weather and snowstorms during the winter months, temperatures in December in Turks and Caicos maintains a balmy average of 82° F.

Year-round temperatures range from 80° F to 90° F with minimal rain and is generally always sunny with blue skies, making a Turks and Caicos vacation the ideal year-round tropical getaway.

The summer months tend to be a little bit cheaper, as they are hotter with more rain and the slight chance of hurricanes or tropical depressions passing through, with peak winter months being a little more expensive, as the weather is more pleasant, yet it can be a bit breezy some days.

But no matter what time of the year you plan to visit, a trip to Turks and Caicos will almost always guarantee incredible weather.

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Watersports for the Whole Family

Snorkeling, scuba diving, kiteboarding, paddle boarding, parasailing, windsurfing, surfing, fishing, horseback riding in perfect turquoise waters, boat cruises, jet skiing, take your pick because Turks and Caicos offers all the watersports you could possibly dream of! And some Turks and Caicos vacation packages will even include your watersports.

Even if you have never dipped your toes into trying a watersport, Turks and Caicos is the perfect place to learn, as the island chain attracts highly skilled and knowledgeable watersports instructors from all over the world.

A little-known fact about the stunning waters of the Turks and Caicos is that it boasts the second largest barrier reef in the Atlantic, making it a phenomenal diving and snorkeling destination.

Book Turks and Caicos boat tours to get an up close and personal encounter with the marine life. Some of the sea life you will encounter in the tropical turquoise waters surrounding Turks and Caicos include sea turtles, sting rays, eagle rays, spiny lobsters, nurse sharks, colorful fish, corals, sea fans, sponges, and much more!

A trip to Turks and Caicos can also include sightings of bottle nose dolphins, humpback whales, leatherback turtles, manta rays, and the larger sharks, and between December and April Humpback whales can be spotted from Salt Cay to Providenciales.

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Culture and History

The 40 islands and cays that make up Turks & Caicos features a rich and intricate cultural legacy. Combining influences of the native Taíno people with that of French and Spanish explorers as well as African slaves have resulted in a blend of beliefs, customs, religions, and gastronomical delights.

The word “Caicos” comes from the Taíno language meaning “chain of islands”. While only eight of these are currently inhabited, archeological evidence seems to suggest a much wider population during the Caribbean’s prehistoric era.

Today anywhere you set foot in the Turks and Caicos Island chain you will hear the beat of traditional ripsaw music, also known as rake-and-scrape. The main instrument used in ripsaw music is an ordinary carpenters’ handsaw, held to produce a bend in the center of the blade and then scraped with a metal object, usually a long nail, fork or a screwdriver. The sound is unmistakable and fills the streets of Providenciales wherever you go.

These islands are also bustling with a wide array of traditional colorful arts and crafts, and as with most Caribbean islands, carnivals are a main part of island life, and if you happen to book your Turks and Caicos vacation during a carnival, it is a must do experience for the whole family!

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A Food Lovers Paradise

Providenciales is a food lovers paradise with a wide array of cuisines to tempt your taste buds, from fresh local Caribbean delights to international fine dining using only the best locally sourced products.

But at the top of everybody’s list of what to eat in the Turks and Caicos, it is definitely their fresh locally caught seafood. Spiny lobster and the national dish of fresh cracked conch are must trys when on the islands.

Keep in mind that during the busy winter months many of the top restaurants are booked up for weeks, so make sure to make your reservations in advance!

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Laid Back Island Life

Turks and Caicos embodies the epitome of laid-back island life without the crowds of nearby Nassau or Montego Bay. The first resort on Providenciales, the main island of Turks and Caicos, was only built in the 1980’s, and still till this day most people you talk to wont even know where it is on a map.

And this is exactly what has attracted numerous celebrities to this hidden Caribbean gem in recent years. Celebrities, including Bruce Willis, Donna Karan and Keith Richards have bought houses here in recent years to escape the crowds and enjoy a private island vacation.

And many more high-profile celebrities have enjoyed simply vacationing in the laid-back Turks and Caicos Islands, including Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Britney Spears and Madonna,

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Off the Beaten Path Yet Easy to Get To

Only an hour flight from Miami and two and a half hours from New York, with other direct flights from Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Toronto, and London, Turks and Caicos is conveniently located for a short weekend getaway or a weeklong family vacation.

Entry to the Turks and Caicos is also easy and convenient, as residents of the USA, UK, EU and Canada do not need a visa to visit. And even more convenient for visitors from the US is the fact that Turks and Caicos uses the US dollar.

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Unspoiled Nature Above the Waves

Most visit Turks and Caicos for the stunning beaches, however, the islands are also exceptional for hiking, outdoor photography and simply enjoying nature.

Visitors looking to enjoy the wildlife above the water will find many endemic species and interesting animals like rock iguanas, some of the smallest boas in the world, various smaller lizards and excellent birdwatching. Bird sightings can include flamingos, herons, egrets, ospreys, pelicans, hummingbirds, and much more.

Most visitors stay on the main island of Providenciales, but if you truly want to experience the unspoiled natural beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands put on your hiking boots and head to the smaller, off the beaten path islands.

North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, and Salt Cay each offer something unique. North and Middle Caicos are connected by a road causeway, and are expansive and sparsely developed, with miles of secluded coasts, and attractions that include the majestic Mudjin Harbor, Conch Bar Caves, and Wade’s Green Plantation. South Caicos and Salt Cay offer exceptional scuba diving and fishing, amazing views, and a quiet atmosphere.

Ambergris Cay, Pine Cay, and Parrot Cay are exclusive private island retreats, which offer privacy, boutique hotels, and unparalleled service.

Look for Turks and Caicos vacation packages that will even include your adventures above and below the waves!

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Safe, Convenient and Family Friendly

Travelling to the Turks and Caicos could not be easier, with numerous direct flights from the US. English is the dominant language, and the US dollar is the national currency. US style outlets and voltage are the standard and even most phone plans will work anywhere in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Turks and Caicos also has one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean, so it’s one of the safest places you can choose to visit for a safe, family friendly vacation.

Providenciales has several well-stocked supermarkets, safe and reliable water and electricity utilities, a hospital, and no unusual endemic diseases.

This means that the only thing you have to do is pack your bags and take your nearest direct flight to paradise.

Villas in Providenciales

Luxury Villas for Any Budget

Turks and Caicos has no shortage of luxury villas in Providenciales to suite any budget. From a wide collection of incredible hotels, luxury resorts, all-inclusive resorts, luxury beachfront properties on Grace Bay, to romantic boutique villas, the options are endless!

Luxury villas like Aqua Divina offer expansive open-concept villas or romantic double-bed studios, accommodating between 2 to 24 guests, all set in a lush property with dazzling views of the turquoise Turks and Caicos waters where everything has been tailored to deliver the ideal holiday experience.

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Enjoy the Best of Turks and Caicos with One Easy Booking

If you are looking to enjoy all the top 10 reasons to visit Turks and Caicos with one simple booking, look no further than one of the best resorts in Turks and Caicos, Aqua Divina for all your luxury tropical Turks and Caicos vacation needs.

Aqua Divina is one of the best luxury villas in Providenciales, and not only do they offer a wide array of luxury villas ranging from 1 to 8 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 24 guests, but the lush tropical property is also located just a stone’s throw from the stunning leeward beach.

Everything at Aqua Divina is tailored to deliver the ideal holiday experience, and that includes having a manager on call 24 hours a day to help you book watersports, snorkeling adventures, food tours, hiking adventures to the outlying islands, excellent insider recommendations on where to get the best local seafood, the best family orientated adventures or even where to party the night away. When you book your stay at Aqua Divina all of your holiday needs will be expertly taken care of with one simple booking.

And when you are not cruising, diving, or tanning on the nearby Grace Bay Beach, you can pass the hours in your villa or enjoy the amenities on site, which include a swimming pool, BBQ, or simply lounge on your patio with a cocktail and watch the sun set on another perfect day.

When you arrive at one of the best resorts in Turks and Caicos expect nothing but all-around comfort, convenient facilities, exquisite design, welcoming staff and gentle relaxing ambiance.

Book your all-in-one luxury vacation getaway with Aqua Divina today!