Turks & Caicos:
Turks and Caicos is a small archipelago and British Overseas Territory located 575 miles southeast of Miami. It is made up of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. Technically, it’s located in the Atlantic Ocean, not in the Caribbean Sea, but it’s still commonly thought of as part of the Caribbean. The landscape is flat and arid and the ocean is crystal clear with delightful hues of turquoise blue. With an astounding 350 days of sunshine a year, travelers can feel confident that their trip will be warm and sunny almost any time they go.
This destination has a reputation as an exclusive and secluded getaway, and rightfully so. The islands offer miles of pristine, undeveloped beaches, luxury resorts, stellar international dining, and the third largest coral reef system in the world. Visitors come here to enjoy world class snorkeling and scuba-diving as well as excellent fishing and boating.
Providenciales, known by the name Provo, is the most developed island and welcomes the largest number of tourists. The top attraction is stunning Grace Bay Beach. Consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in the world, its warm turquoise waters and soft powdery sand provide the quintessential Caribbean beach-going experience, and is perfect for swimming, sunbathing or a long stroll.
Anyone looking to take a break from the ocean can enjoy exciting adventures on land. Visit the Caicos Conch Farm, the only conch farm in the world, or attend Provo’s Thursday fish fry, a lively local event with music, food vendors and local artists. Spend your afternoon playing on a championship-caliber golf course or relaxing in a world-class spa. Nature lovers can be on the lookout for more than 170 species of birds that build their nests here, amid plentiful salt ponds and marshes.
With its peaceful atmosphere, relaxed pace, and sublime tropical beauty, Turks & Caicos is the place to be.