Beyond Provo -Experiencing the Other Islands of Turks and Caicos

If you are planning a trip to the Turks and Caicos in the near future, you have a lot to look forward to. These beautiful islands offer much to see and do, whether you just want to sit back and relax on the beach, take advantage of a spa treatment, or spend your entire vacation sightseeing or experiencing all the available activities. Of the many islands, Parrot Cay, Salt Cay, and Grand Turk, are three distinctly different ones that each have their own special appeal.

Grand Turk, where Christopher Columbus first landed, is one of the most popular islands and the place where hundreds of cruise ships bring visitors regularly. It is best known for two very different things--its history and scuba diving. This spectaculor island is the capital of the Islands, and is home to the Turks and Caicos National Museum. A myriad of dive operators can accommodate both the experienced and the beginning scuba diver, and anything in between.

Located in close proximity to Grand Turk is Salt Cay, which in contrast is a small island with very few residents. Whether you want to snorkel, scuba dive, kayak or watch a beautiful sunset, this breathtaking isolated island is sure to delight you. Whale watching is another popular activity, as thousands of migrating humpback whales pass through the waters during the months of February, March and April. Salt Cay hotels offer a completely relaxing experience.

Parrot Cay, often regarded as one of the nicest islands in the world, is an elite private island, a favorite spot for the rich and famous. In fact many celebrities have homes on Parrot Cay. Parrot Cay Resort is a COMO Hotel and Resort property, and is one of the most exclusive retreats in Turks and Caicos. Boasting 1000 unspoilt acres, including a mile-long powdered beach, it is here that you will find an award-winning holistic spa, healthful cuisine and beach houses with private pools.

If planning a trip to the Turks and Caicos, be sure and make your Parrot Cay reservations, reservations for Salt Cay hotels --or any other island--early to ensure the best accommodations. You won't be disappointed.