Overview of Turks and Caicos Islands

 

The friendly Turks and Caicos islanders are known as the 'Belongers' – and you too will feel like you belong when you book a bespoke break with your luxury Travel Manager for the Caribbean. Offshore finances aside, the islands rely almost solely on tourism for their livelihood, and visitors are welcomed with open arms.

The Turks and Caicos archipelago nestles at the end of the Bahamas chain, 575 miles (925km) southeast of Miami. There are 40 islands and cays in total, eight of which are inhabited. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and vast coral reefs – the third largest system in the world – fringed by stunning beaches with sheltering palms, these paradisiacal islands provide a delightful setting for those seeking a Caribbean getaway in which to de-stress and rejuvenate.

The most populous, and popular, islands are Grand Turk and Providenciales, which lie at either end of the string of lush tropical Caicos Islands. The capital of Cockburn Town is to be found in the group of relatively small Turks Islands, although the main centre for resorts is Grace Bay on Providenciales – or ‘Provo’ for short.

On both of these islands there is a great choice of luxury hotels, romantic condominiums and spa complexes. On the other islands there is less choice but still some fine amenities, yet further from the madding crowds.

The beaches, and especially the diving, is world class, and it is a wonderful way of life to dip into, hopping between beautiful, deserted tropical islands on your own hired boat.

If you have ever dreamed of escaping from the rat race and becoming a castaway, at least for a couple of weeks, this is the place to lose yourself.

Climate

Trade winds ensure that the islands maintain a comfortable warm temperature, which varies little over the year. In the height of summer, between July and September, the average temperature remains at a steady 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit), dropping only a few degrees at other times of the year.

The westerly islands have a higher annual rainfall, and hurricanes are possible between June and October, but the outlook is overwhelmingly sunny, with an average of 350 days of sunshine a year.

Language

The national language is English, though many locals also speak Spanish and Turks and Caicos Creole.

Passport Visa

A passport valid for the duration of stay is required along with a return or onward ticket and sufficient funds for your stay. The nationals of most countries will not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. Please check the rules around visa requirements before you travel, as they may change regularly.

Safety

Visits to the Turks and Caicos Islands are usually trouble-free.

Hurricane season generally runs from June to November.

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For all your high-end, bespoke leisure and corporate travel needs to the Turks and Caicos Islands, contact our Travel Managers on 0203 535 9290 or info@simplexitytravel.com today.

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