The beautiful Turks & Caicos islands consist of over 40 islands and cays, eight of which are uninhabited. The islands are located southeast of Miami, Florida and just below the Bahamas chain to the east of Cuba.
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The islands are almost as diverse as its people; The main tourist centre of Providenciales is a hub of activity or there are the quiet and tranquil islands of North and Middle Caicos, or the historic Capital Island of Grand Turk – each island offers a unique and different experience. But with an all-year round great climate, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters perfect for diving, snorkeling or swimming, Turks & Caicos is a beautiful destination to visit.
The best way of experiencing the islands is island-hopping – either by boat or by a short plane ride. Alternatively, tourists choose to return time and time again to explore a different area of this stunning archipelago.
Providenciales is the most well known of the Turks & Caicos islands and is the tourist centre with a wide range of hotels, restaurants, attractions and restaurants. Grand Turk and Salt Cay offer a glimpse into times long gone with great Bermudian style architecture and a rustic charm. It has some of the best diving in the region. Middle and North Caicos offers lush green woodlands, the biggest cave network in the Caribbean and a vast array of plant and bird life. Parrot Cay and Pine Cay are privately owned islands and home to the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean.
With 40 islands and Cays, and Providenciales being a tourist mecca, the region is not short of restaurants or bars, catering to all tastes. Being in the Caribbean, fresh seafood is a popular fare of Turks & Caicos. But with an array of cuisine and bars, there is something for everyone.
British Airways operate a scheduled service to Providenciales with a touch down on route. Alternatively, with over 30 weekly flights into Turks & Caicos, another popular choice is via USA. There are daily flights from Miami and New York and other regional airports.
|Capital:||Grand Turk is the capital Island|
|Flying time:||12 hours with a touchdown in one of the Antilles islands|
|Country Size:||170 square miles|
|Time Difference from UK:||-4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer|
|Voltage:||110 volts, 2 pin plugs|
|Driving:||Left hand side of the road|
|Airport:||Providenciales International Airport (other airports on other islands)|
|Entry Requirements:||British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.|
|Drink the water:||Water in Turks & Caicos is safe to drink|
|Beaches:||With 40 islands and cays, there are plenty of beaches to visit|
|Health and Safety:||Pack some insect repellant as there are mosquitos. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance before you travel.|
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