Private Jets Flock to Turks and Caicos!

Getting to Turks and Caicos has never been easier. This past winter saw an increase in the number of direct flights into Providenciales, or PLS and the tourism market was booming. With the number of visitors more than doubling over the past five years, PLS has also seen the private aviation sector to Turks and Caicos increase significantly. Many people arriving by private jet go directly to the ultra exclusive Parrot Cay Resort or the chic Amanyara although recently people are also choosing to stay at some of the upscale properties in Grace Bay, including Grace Bay Club and The Regent Palms. This sector is predicted to grow. According to an article published by

"A second Fixed Based Operator (FBO) is being planned for Providenciales, underscoring Turks & Caicos strong position with private jet travelers. Leading the Caribbean’s focus on attracting more high-spending elite travelers, Turks & Caicos Director of Tourism Ralph Higgs cited the new private jet facility as proof of his destination’s strong appeal to the Ultra-High Net Worth market."

With 2011 being a record breaking year with over 1 million visits, tourism in Turks and Caicos is booming, and all signs are pointing to a continuation of this growth. Get there now before this best kept secret gets out! If you can't afford a private jet rest assured, there are some more common ways to get there. Based on the 2012 winter, here is an easy reference for planning your next trip:

1. American Airlines
3 daily flights from Miami
1 daily flight from New York’s JFK
Saturdays from Boston

2. Delta offers
6 days/week from Atlanta (no Tuesday flight)

3. US Airways
Daily flights from Charlotte
Boston and Philadelephia on Saturdays and Sundays

4. Air Canada
3 flights/week from Toronto on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
1 flight from Montreal on Thursdays
1 flight from Ottawa on Mondays

The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. Located 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, Provo is less than a four hour direct flight from many Eastern US and Canadian cities such as Toronto, New York, and Boston.