Comprised of over 40 islands and small cays, the Turks and Caicos Islands are located about 575 miles South-East of Miami and 90 miles north of the Dominican Republic.
As a British Overseas Territory using the US Dollar as the official currency, the Turks and Caicos represent an ideal destination for travelers in search of warm weather and waters. The Turks and Caicos weather, fortunately, is lovely year-round. The average annual temperature is 28°C / 83°F. The hottest month is September and with less than 30” of rainfall per year, the island receives plenty of sunshine. Water temperatures in the summer range from 82°F to 84°F (about 28°C) and in winter from 74°F to 78°F (about 24°C). Constant trade winds keep the climate at a comfortable level.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are surrounded by by the third largest barrier reef in the world offering stunning watersports experiences and a pristine coral reef. The islands owe their spectacularly crystalline waters and white sand beaches to their limestone origins.
The most important islands in Turks and Caicos are:
This is the most populated of all the Turks and Caicos islands and the location of the Beach House. It is the home of the world famous Grace Bay Beach where the majority of hotels are located. It is therefore the center for most of the tourist activities in the whole of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The most lush of all the Turks and Caicos islands, North Caicos attracts much birdlife so bring your binoculars to the Flamingo Pond Overlook where you can often see flocks of over a thousand Greater Flamingos. Then step back in time and walk amongst the fascinating ruins of a 1789 Loyalist plantation. Relatively well preserved, Wades Green Plantation offers tours and is supported by the National Trust. For beaches, head to Horsestable beach on the northern shore of the island.
Accessible via a causeway at low tide from North Caicos, Middle Caicos is the largest of all the Turks and Caicos islands. The spectacular views of Mudjin Harbour are undoubtedly the most scenic. There are many lovely shores to choose from such as Bambarra beach for an inviting swim in the shallow water. Middle Caicos is also famed for the Conch Bar Caves National Park, where you’ll find the largest cave formation above water in the Caribbean.
The majority of Turks and Caicos’ heritage is retained in the capital, Grand Turk. There is a National Museum with some fascinating exhibits and artifacts. Adjacent to the museum, the Botanical Garden pays tribute to the local flora and fauna. Grand Turk is also well known for its lighthouse, which despite no longer being operational, is a lovely spot to visit and protected by the National Trust. Grand Turk is also the port of entry for the cruise ships gracing our waters.
Cays and Other Islands
Pine Cay, Parrot Cay, Salt Cay, French Cay, Fort George Cay are all stunning and excellent for snorkeling and diving. Nature enthusiasts will love Little Water Cay where iguanas can be seen roaming freely.
Our guest services team is happy to organize excursions on Providenciales or to some other islands for you. Enquire with us in advance to ensure availability.