Where are the Turks and Caicos Islands? They’re where it’s warm in the summer, and warm in the winter. They’re where the water is deep blue and the beaches sandy white. And they’re where everyone should be, at least once.
The Turks and Caicos are two groups of islands located in the region of the Bahamas, which makes them easily accessible by air from the U.S. mainland or from the Atlantic side of Europe. And once there, the Turks and Caicos are where there is plenty to do. For the truly adventurous, Big Blue eco-adventures can take snorkelers or scuba divers to one of the largest coral reef systems in the world. For those who would rather stay atop the water, Sail Provo catamarans offer private charters for large or small groups, or even couples. Or join Captain Kenard Cruickshank and his crew on a 42-foot yacht for the ultimte cruise, which includes a full gourmet lunch. For smaller budgets, private charter boats of Talbot’s Adventure will give their passengers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding islands for the entire day, half a day, or take them on a 45-minute sunset tour.
For land-lubbers, Provo Ponnies is a small stable located on the southeast end of Providenciales that offers horseback rides for small groups. Then there’s the 18-hole Provo Golf and Country Club, located in the Grace Bay area and consistently voted as one of the best golf courses in the Caribbean. For a more sedate adventure, visitors can explore the only Conch farm in the world, where the shells are raised from the veliger stage to adults, or can visit the Turks and Caicos Museum, with its display of the oldest known ship wreck in the Western Hemisphere. Turks and Caicos also has one of the most extensive national parks systems in the Caribbean, featuring 33 nature reserves, sanctuaries, historical sites and other protected areas that cover 325 square miles. But there’s much more, from world-class fishing and luxury hotels to mountain biking and beautiful spas. But most importantly, the Turks and Caicos are where there is plenty of rest and relaxation. From world famous Grace Bay beach and beyond, it is worth the trip.