The beautiful islands of the Turks and Caicos are just east of the Bahamas and north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Although its neighbors are in Caribbean waters, Turks and Caicos actually calls the Atlantic Ocean home. But, don’t worry, its islands offer the best of the Caribbean, like one of the longest coral reefs in the world, 230 miles of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. With temperatures ranging between 80 and 95ºF throughout the seasons, Turks and Caicos is a year-round destination, although hurricane season (July to October) can bring severe weather.
Turks and Caicos is comprised of eight major islands: Salt Cay, Grand Turk, South Caicos, East Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, West Caicos and Providenciales (nicknamed “Provo”). The islands are relatively flat but, depending on the island, the terrain varies from sand dunes to lush green vegetation.
The people on the islands are known for their friendliness, although East Caicos and West Caicos are uninhabited. Whichever island you choose, you’ll be far from the madding crowd, amid tranquility instead of glitz.