Serenity, Hospitality, and Beauty of Turks and Caicos
Just below the Bahamian chain of islands and east of Cuba and Hispanola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), you will find this wondrous collection of 40 islands and cays. Find your perfect Turks and Caicos vacation rental along the eight inhabited islands located in the Atlantic Ocean (or less technically correct, Caribbean Sea).
The majority of the 31,500 full-time residents live on the island of Providenciales. In both your Turks and Caicos villa rental and the natural landscape, you’ll find drought-resistant tropical dry forest and marine mangroves (wetlands) making up the majority of the islands. Turks & Caicos offers activities for everyone including some of the best beaches in the world, snorkeling, whale watching, beach horseback riding, and hiking.
Turks & Caicos is truly the perfect location for honeymooners and family vacations, group functions and girlfriend-getaways alike.
Activities and Must-See
Turks and Caicos vacation rentals offer plenty of opportunities for fun! The spectacular beaches are a main draw; along with the white sand beaches, come unparalleled water sports. Guests will find both scuba diving and snorkeling excursions and off shore. A barrier reef lines miles of the island shelf. The reef offers fantastic viewing of all marine life. Visitors traveling during the winter season can catch the arrival of the migrating humpback whales and snorkel alongside them if you desire. Kiteboarding, wakeboarding, parasailing, windsurfing, and Hobie Cat sailing are all abundant in the islands. Join eco-tours on kayaks or paddle boards and explore the mangroves and shallow flats in nature reserves, you’ll get a wealth of interaction will all types of marine and aviary life!
For land-lovers, enjoy a football, rugby, or cricket match. You’ll find regular tennis times at many resorts and hotels. Stroll the shore on horseback. Tour Salt Cay and Grand Turk to experience the 200 year old British Colonial architecture and ruins from the old salt days. Visit the Turks and Caicos National Museum on Grand Turk and find thousand year old artifacts from the Molasses Reef Wreck – the oldest European shipwreck excavated on this hemisphere.
Visit the middle islands and explore cliffs and beaches of Mudjin Harbour. Enjoy Conch Bar Caves, the larges above-ground cave systems in the Bahamas. Bird watchers will also enjoy the natural attractions at Turks and Caicos Rock Iguanas – you’ll find flamingos, egrets, herons, ospreys, pelicans and duck fairly regularly.
Turks and Caicos villsa offer some of the best beaches in the world. Provo’s beaches are some of the finest – at 28 miles of white sand, the beaches in this region (Grace Bay, Leeward, and Bight) are unrivaled. Looking for seclusion – try Taylor or Sapodilla Bay beaches.
The island of Grand Turk offers Governor’s Beach, Cockburn Town and Cruise Center Beaches. The east side of the island sees the trade winds and offer good beachcombing opportunities.
North Caicos is made up of wetlands on the southern coast. There are not many inhabitants on this island, so be prepared for seclusion and peace at this island’s beach offerings.
Middle Caicos is far more remote and wild in scenery than other islands. The adventurers will delight in the dramatic cliffs of Mudjin Harbor. Bambarra Beach offers shallower waters and excellent beachcombing.
South Caicos is relatively unaffected by tourism. The south side of this island features limestone precipices that offer fantastic hiking. The beaches see more weather than others throughout the country. You’ll find miles of coastline to yourself on this island. Long Beach is one of the standout features here.
Salt Cay is a tiny island offering a big punch with magnificent coastline. Beaches are more rugged and weather-beaten. North Bay is the best swimming location while Balfour Town is more scenic and has very calm water comparatively. Salt Cay also offers great beachcombing opportunities.
The Provo Golf & Country Club (located on the island of Providenciales) is a feature Karl Litten designed 18-hole course. This course offers challenging tests for event he experienced golfers. Provo Golf Club hosts lush greens and natural tropical plants. Natural limestone punctuates the par 72 course. Water features can be found on the front nine while the back nine features lake holes and is home to flamingos, pelicans and heron. This full-service club offers premium Taylor Made club rental, short range warm-up area, practice chipping, putting greens, and tennis courts.
Provo Golf Club’s pro-shop hosts Fairways Bar & Grill that offers the best breakfast and lunch menu on the island. Tee times can be booked out 90 days in advance.
Waterloo Golf Club was built on the grounds of the Office of the Governor and features nine holes. This par 54 course was designed by the Governor and built by island volunteers – including the Governor himself. This course is located just steps from the Cruise Ship Center. Tee times can be arranged by simply calling the Governor’s Office.
Turks and Caicos vacation rentals are near shopping areas that offer everything from souvenirs to local crafts to upscale jewelry and boutiques. Provo and Grand Turk both offer good selections, however all islands vary. Check out the shopping at each of your destination locations. Luxury and upscale shopping can be found in Grace Bay. Many shops offer duty-free items.
- The best time to visit our Turks and Caicos villa rentals is April and May. You’ll find fewer crowds and lower temperatures.
- Year round weather is lovely and temperatures hover around 85°F.
- Rainy season is October – early November. Hurricane season is June – November.
- High travel season for the majority of our Turks and Caicos villas is December – March.
- Turks & Caicos observes Atlantic Time year round.
- Nonstop flights into Providenciales International airport arrive from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Montreal, Newark, New York and Toronto.
- USD is the official currency and official language is English. Tipping is normal for waiters, taxi drivers, maids and porters all at 15%.
- Electricity is generally 110 volts (same as U.S.).
- Our Turks and Caicos vacation rentals do have safe water, we suggest sticking to bottled water.