If you are looking for an unspoiled tropical paradise for your next exotic vacation then the Turks & Caicos Islands are the place for you. Boasting spectacular beaches, impressive snorkelling and scuba diving and a selection of world-class restaurants, spas and luxury hotels, these small but astoundingly beautiful Caribbean islands are guaranteed to wow.
The Turks and Caicos are composed of 40 and cays islands in total, only 8 of which have any people residing on them. The ‘capital’ is Grand Turk, home to the islands’ capital city of Cockburn Town, a tranquil and rustic town which provides a refreshing change from many of the world’s sprawling, polluted and overcrowded capitals.
Providenciales is the foremost isle in terms of tourism, and is where most of the action happens; home to a number of hotels, restaurants and attractions, this island is popular with many visitors from across the globe. Accommodation here ranges from cosy 2 and 3 star hotels through to 4 star villas and luxury resorts.
There are plenty of things to see and do during a vacation to the TCI, most of the attractions being unsurprisingly water-based. From snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing to wind-surfing and experiencing the Undersea Explorer Semi Submarine on Providenciales, the sparkling azure sea holds many charms for tourists. However the islands also boast a variety of other attractions and activities, ranging from visiting historic sites such as Cheshire Hall to taking a fascinating journey into the past with Island Trams. You can also take in the breath-taking Middle Caicos Caves, have a go on the Grand Turk Flow Rider or tee off at the Provo Golf & Country Club, one of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean.
What is the currency in Turks & Caicos?
The official currency of the Turks and Caicos is the United States Dollar.
How long does it take to fly to Turks & Caicos?
The TCI are a 12 hour flight from London.
What is the time difference in Turks & Caicos?
Cockburn Town is 5 hours behind London.
When is the best time to visit Turks & Caicos?
Do I need a visa to visit Turks & Caicos?
You do not need a visa to visit Turks & Caicos if you have a valid UK passport. For up to date travel advice to Turks & Caicos, visit the FCO website here.