Turks and Caicos Island Guide, Resorts and Diving Vacations
Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands were unfortunately hit by the hurricanes of 2017 and you should check up here to see how the island is coping.
We welcome you to our islands in the Turks and Caicos.
So, mention Turks and Caicos to most people and you get the typical reaction, where? Well, let me do you the kind honour of enlightening you. This is one tropical destination you should not miss.
Nestled in the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos is all white sands and turquoise clear water and secluded bays. The backdrop kind of reminds you of the stage set of Pirates of the Caribbean. Hang on a minute is that Johnny Depp I just saw? Quite possibly. Turks and Caicos doesn’t really have a lot of travellers, hence why the celebs love it. Bruce Willis got himself married there for the second time. In fact, you’re more like to see more donkey’s than you are people! And to get to your tropical destination is not exactly a mission and a half. It’s only a 90 minute flight from Miami.
Once there you can also nip across to the next island of Grand Turk (part of the Turks islands). Which is set in a time long since past, with dilapidated buildings, salt ponds and narrow lanes, a contrast with the ever-expanding Providenciales, tourist gateway to the Caicos Islands.
Divers will delight in the sea quality here. The warm waters are teaming with sea life, which is thankfully devoid of crashing waves. Even the most travelled of you will be impressed with amazing beaches.
One of the attractions in the tropical paradise is the weather. It rarely drops below 25 degrees c, but not above 32 degrees c. The hottest months are between August to November, with winter season being the peak season for visitors. Hotel availability plummets and the prices soar from December through to April. Despite increasing popularity, even at the height of the high season, rooms to fit most budgets are generally available. A good option for travellers is to visit during the low season.
The islands are British dependant with the US Dollar being the official currency. They also have a local currency called Crown and Quarter. On the downside it is very pricey and only the major islands of Grand Turk and Provo accept credit cards for bigger transactions, but charge a fee of 5%.
Another great benefit to the islands is crime is relatively unheard of, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the sensible of precautions of locking money and valuables away. And in terms of your health the bigger islands have hospitals just in case….