TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
"Naturally Beautiful by Nature"
Shhhh can you hear it the alluring sounds of the ocean. Close your eyes and let your mind wander far far away to a country that can only be considered paradise. Situated 550 miles of the Florida Cays you are ready to begin your magical home away from home vacation in the magical Turks and Caicos Islands.
Allow the tropical waters, breathtaking marine life and the exquisite flora and fauna to mesmerize your senses as you are entranced by the adventures that await you.
The islands of the Turks and Caicos possess an unspoilt beauty and purity that will leave you captivated and wanting more. It is the beginning of a journey never taken before a magical place to explore. It is Eden's tropical paradise come on what are you waiting for!
THINGS TO KNOW
The islands are made up of two groups of islands: The Turks Islands & the Caicos Islands. The Turks Islands are Grand Turk and Salt Cay. The Caicos Islands are: South Caicos, East Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, West Caicos, Providenciales, Pine Cay, Parrot Cay, Ambergis Cay. These two groups of islands are separated by the Turks Island Passage, which is a water channel that is 22 miles long and over 8000 feet deep.
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Grace Bay – Providenciales
Grace Bay beach can be described as the jewel of the Caribbean with its stunning natural features, along with the opportunity to have a luxurious or laid-back vacation while visiting this tropical island. This beach was named the world’s leading beach for several years at the World Travel Awards and by Trip Advisor.
Long Bay Beach – Providenciales
Located on the southeastern side of Providenciales Long Bay Beach is known for its calm shallow, breath-taking turquoise waters. The water is about 2-4 feet in depths and leads far out into the distance. This beach is perfect for kiteboarding because of the northeast trade winds, depth and wind strength. As you step into the shallow water and look out on the horizon you will notice a grounded wreck of the freighter ship “La Famile Express” which was washed onto the shallow Caicos Banks during Hurricane Frances in 2004. This site has become a popular attraction for many visitors.
The water here is very shallow, calm and clear. Sapodilla Bay is recommended for families with smaller children because of how shallow the water is. This 10 mile stretch of beach with its white powdery sand is located off the south coast of Providenciales near the Chalk Sound area. Sapodilla bay is surrounded by coastal cliffs and is a part of the Chalk Sound National Park.
Whitby Beach – North Caicos
Whitby beach is one to the best beach on North Caicos. The beach stretch for miles with white powdery sand and clear water. One of the popular snorkeling spots are the caves of Three Mary Cays. The scenery at Whitby beach is beautiful and mostly secluded.
Bambara Beach – Middle Caicos
Gorgeous beach with pristine waters, absolute oasis! About 30 minutes ride by ferry from Providenciales, this beach is located on the Central North coast of Middle Caicos. The water here is calmer, clear, warmer and situated on an extensive shallow bay.
Associated Medical Practice: 946-4242
Grace Bay Medical Center: 946-5252
Cheshire Medical Center (Hospital): 941-2800
DID YOU KNOW?
The main industry of the Turks & Caicos is Tourism, with the U.S. contributing to about 80% in arrivals.
Import duties, stamp duty on land transaction, work permits, and residency fees are some of the major sources of government revenue.
The Turks & Caicos exports fish, lobster and conch.
The official language of the Turks & Caicos is English. However, there are other nationalities with their spoken language like French, Spanish, Creole.
The Turks & Caicos natives are called ‘Belongers’ or “Turks & Caicos Islanders”.
Most of the population are Christians with certain denominations such as Baptist, Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Church of God.
Did you know that January and February are the coolest months in the Turks & Caicos?
Did you know that the hottest months are August and September?
During the months of May and June is when the Turks and Caicos experience the heaviest rainfall.
The hurricane season commence June 1st and ends November 30 each year, with September being one of the active months.
The official currency of the Turks and Caicos is U.S. Dollars.
The power voltage is U.S. plugs 120v, 60Hz and converters are required for 220v appliances.
Our lobster season starts on August 1st and ends March 31st.
A fishing license is required in order to fish in our waters. There are many types of license available base upon the type of wishing you want to do.
In order to reside in the Turks & Caicos you must be the holder of a residency permit, working or operating a business which requires a work and business permit.
The Turks and Caicos time zone is Eastern Standard Time EST. Daylight saving time is observed from April to October.
Public nudity is illegal.
Immigration and Border Control requires that all visitors must be in receipt of a return ticket. As a visitor you can stay in the country for 30 days, which is only renewable one time.
The average temperature in the Turks & Caicos is 28 degrees Celsius and 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
The country code is 649
When renting a vehicle remember that we drive on the left-hand side of the road. The driver must be 23 years and older in order to rent a vehicle.
Out of 365 days in the year, Turks and Caicos has an average of 350 days of sunshine.
Club Med, located in the Leeward Settlement is the oldest all-inclusive resort in the Turks & Caicos
Salt Cay is known as the Island that time forgot.
In 1973 the American Dollar became the legal tender of the Turks and Caicos.
The American Astronaut John Glenn, was the first to orbit the earth and landed just of the coast of Grand Turk our nation’s capital
Did you know that Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner were married on Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos.
The best way to get to North & Middle Caicos is by Ferry service.
The Government tax is 12%. The service charge is 12%
The islands depend on rainfall or desalinated water through a process called reverse osmosis.
Daily courier service is provided by FedEx. DHL & UPS also provide courier service.