Turks and Caicos is one of the best Caribbean destinations to take a vacation, plan a destination wedding, or spend your honeymoon. If you’re for a safe destination with picturesque waters, soft white sand, delicious seafood, and a fair amount of outdoor adventures, keep reading for our top ten reasons to visit Turks and Caicos.
1. Providenciales Has Some Of The Best Beaches in the World
The beautiful beaches happen to be the main tourist attraction for Turks and Caicos. The perfectly powdery white sand beaches are an excellent complement to the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales, in particular, is one of the best and was named TripAdvisor’s Best Beach Destination multiple times and is currently #1 on the 2020 Top 25 Caribbean Beaches.
2. Turks and Caicos Is An Easy Flight
Turks and Caicos is really quite easy to get to in comparison to some other Caribbean islands. It just a quick 90-minute flight from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale in Florida! Major airlines such as Southwest, American Airlines, and Jetblue have flights going into the Providenciales airport (PLS).
3. Turks and Caicos Residents Speak English And Use US Dollars
Turks and Caicos is a British Overseas Territory where the residents speak English and use US dollars. So this Caribbean destination is ideal for those who are maybe traveling out of the country for the first time and are a little nervous about not understanding the locals or needing to exchange money. Turks and Caicos also uses US voltages and power outlets, so no need to worry about converters!
4. Turks and Caicos Has Excellent Weather Year Round
When visiting Turks and Caicos, you will be greeted with incredible weather, no matter what time of year you visit! Enjoy sunshine and warm temperatures approximately 360 days a year, with temperatures ranging from 80-90 Fahrenheit. And if you’re worried about hurricanes, they tend to pass Turks and Caicos on the north and hit the Bahamas or pass on the south and hit Hispanola, so hurricanes are rare here.
5. Providenciales Has Tons of Beautiful Resorts
There are a variety of incredible resorts to stay in throughout Providenciales and other parts of the Islands. Whether you’re planning a luxurious, romantic getaway or will be bringing the whole family, there is something for all travelers. A good chunk of the places to stay are right on the beach and some are even all-inclusive!
6. Turks and Caicos is Safe and Family Friendly
Turks and Caicos has been named one of the safest Caribbean destinations. Aside from the low risk of hurricanes, it has a very low crime rate compared to other popular destinations like Jamaica, which unfortunately has one of the highest murder rates in the world. So visitors can feel safe bringing their small children to Turks and Caicos and don’t need to be paranoid that they will witness any crimes while trying to relax and enjoy the island.
7. Turks and Caicos Has Amazing Snorkeling and Diverse Wildlife
Did you know that Turks and Caicos has the world’s third-largest barrier reef? It is home to some spectacular marine life and wall dive sites where you might see turtles, reef sharks, manta rays, or whales! And while you’re on land, you might witness the endangered Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana or other unique wildlife.
8. Turks and Caicos Has Delicious Food
There is a wide variety of amazing restaurants to choose from in Turks and Caicos. Fresh seafood is a staple of the Turks and Caicos Islands, including conch. So be sure to visit one of the popular spots for locals and tourists alike, Da Conch Shack, to get your fill of conch and live music with a perfect view of the water.
9. Turks and Caicos Locals are Friendly
If you’ve ever visited a place that is unfamiliar and felt out of place or feel like to locals were looking at you funny, you won’t have to worry about that in Turks and Caicos. The people here are fun-loving, friendly, and genuine. They tend to welcome in tourists with open arms and make you feel like you are included as a part of the community.
10. Providenciales is Full of Adventures
While relaxing on the beach might be a top priority for most visitors, you won’t want to miss out on what the rest of the area has to offer. Booking a boat tour is one of the best ways to see the beauty of Turks and Caicos from a different perspective. You can get to the best snorkeling spots, visit a handful of the other smaller islands, and maybe even see some dolphins!
Book a Boat Tour with Caicos Dream Tours
Caicos Dream Tours offers full and half-day fishing, snorkeling, and private charter excursions. With the help of a professional crew of locals, you will be sure to have an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!