Everything You Need to Know for Your Trip to Turks and Caicos
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We bring you the ultimate FAQ in preparation for the perfect trip to Turks and Caicos, including the best times to visit, transportation and accommodation tips, as well as activities you shouldn’t miss out on!
Where is Turks and Caicos?
If you live in the U.S., Turks and Caicos is not as far as you thought! This hidden pearl of the Atlantic Ocean lies just southeast of the Bahamas. For reference, it’s 575 miles away from Miami, or less than a 2 hours’ flight!
Is Turks and Caicos a Country?
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a small, unique archipelago nation (part of the British Overseas Territory) consisting of forty coral islands and cays! It’s located in the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s considered a part of the more famous Caribbean region.
Although the nearby Caribbean chain steals most of the holiday spotlight, tourists have started catching up. The world-renowned Grace Bay Beach and many other gorgeous sights in this pristine archipelago attract over one million tourists annually!
How can I travel to Turks and Caicos?
The gateway island of Providenciales (or Provo, as locals call it) is home to the only airport with regular international flights on Turks and Caicos: Providenciales International Airport. In fact, reaching Atlantic’s Island paradise couldn’t have been easier — it’s a 2-hour flight from Miami and a 3-hour flight from New York! In addition, you’ll find direct flights are from several cities, including Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Dallas.
What can I do in Turks and Caicos?
So many things come to mind that we’ve written an entire blog about the fantastic things you can do in Turks and Caicos! Regardless of your holiday goals, the islands have everything from aquatic life and natural wonders to luxury retreats and exciting watersport tours!
Here’s just a glimpse at what you can do during your trip to Turks and Caicos:
- Relax on Providenciales’ gorgeous Grace Bay Beach. This beautiful expansion of fine sand stretches over three miles long and is voted, year by year, one of the most stunning beaches in the world! Check out this blog for more enjoyable things you can do on Grace Bay Beach.
- Water sports enthusiasts can make every second of their day fun and thrilling! Surfing and windsurfing, scuba diving, parasailing, sub-winging, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding are among the top spots
- The pristine islands of Turks and Caicos are surrounded and protected by a vast and healthy coral reef system with tropical fish abound! Over 80 miles (129 km) of pristine barrier reef surround the islands, and they’re perfect for diving and snorkeling.
- You embark on an official tour and marvel at the extraordinary natural and marine life. The islands of Turks and Caicos lay amidst one of the healthiest Atlantic ecosystems, filled with juvenile sharks, starfish, turtles, conches, whales, and stingrays!
- Delve into the local history by exploring spectacular historical sites, including the Grand Turk Lighthouse, the Grand Turk Salina, and The Boiling Hole!
What are the best beaches in Turks and Caicos?
Yes, we’re sure you’ve heard about Grace Bay Beach. Unfortunately, a significant portion of Turks and Caicos’ extraordinary coastlines goes unnoticed, and it’s a pity! Below, we have listed four other shores that you don’t want to miss out on during your trip to Turks and Caicos:
- Leeward Beach (on the northeast end of Providenciales; click for location)
- Long Bay Beach (on the southeast side of Providenciales; click for location)
- Half Moon Bay (between Water Cay and Little Water Cay; click for location)
- Sapodilla Bay Beach (on the south coast of Providenciales; click for location)
Since you’ll find most of them on Providenciales, they’re easily accessible. If you’d like to find out more about what makes each of them unique, be sure to check out this blog!
What is the best time to visit Turks and Caicos?
When it comes to the best time for a trip to Turks and Caicos, the answer depends on a few factors. The 40 cays and islets of Turks and Caicos welcome travelers almost all year round. Still, some months are better than others.
First, the high season runs from December to March (so prices tend to go up a lot during this period). On the other hand, February to April is excellent for a spring gateway, while early summer months are best suited for a picture-perfect beach vacation rich in water activities. Lastly, the low season starts in June and ends in November. During this time, when you’re likely to run into warmer temperatures and some short, spontaneous showers.
Where to Stay in Turks and Caicos
If you’ve made your mind about a trip to Turks and Caicos, then Aqua Divina is ready to welcome you! We are a brand-new waterfront resort located in Providenciales. More precisely, you’ll find Aqua Divina at its quiet and serene northeast end, in the Leeward Settlement, within walking distance from the gorgeous Leeward Beach!.
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Make sure to read more about Aqua Divina and book accommodations in advance!