Turks & Caicos

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Turks and Caicos are basically two groups of West Indies islands, and are considered British territory known for bustling tourism, among other things. They rest roughly South-East of the Bahamas, and roughly a thousand kilometers from the United States’ Miami, Florida. And though a separate entity from the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos nevertheless shares practically the same romantic history as its famous tropical island sister.

These former favorite pirates’ hide-out is composed of eight main islands and twenty smaller islands, making Turks and Caicos perfect for those who like island hopping. Also, the way the islands are geographically located will satisfy any seafood-lover, as conch, lobster, and other shell fish are the abundant natural resources. While Turks and Caicos has a 30,000 population rate, some of the islands are actually uninhabited such as the East and West Caicos, Pine Cay, Parrot Cay, and Ambergris Cay. In other words, for those seeking more than a little privacy, here are some locations you can pretend being marooned at, yet retain some of the comforts of modern living by just hopping to another island!

With almost 200,000 yearly visitors, one might wonder what it is about Turks and Caicos that makes it such a dream destination for the tired and the overworked. Definitely a playground for the wealthy and the famous, Turks and Caicos has lured such big names as Dick Clark and Bruce Willis to build their homes on its sandy shores. Also, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got married at Parrot Cay (the uninhabited, paparazzi-free island must have been heaven to them!) and Eva Longoria and Tony Parker spent their honeymoon soaking in the Turks and Caicos sun.

The Sweet Life At Salt Cay

The Sweet Life At Salt Cay

The tiny island of Salt Cay, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, has been known since the 1500’s for its salt resources and magical charm. It has captivated the hearts of explorers and travelers around the world, luring them to this tropical paradise we know today. The magnificent marine life makes it ideal for snorkeling and diving excursions as well as exciting whale watching.
Though the island is small, there are numerous activities to do that will please travelers of all ages and with discerning tastes. The island’s restaurants and bars serve exotic, mouthwatering dishes made from only the freshest island [...]

Charming People And Beautiful Landscapes At South Caicos

Charming People And Beautiful Landscapes At South Caicos

The little island of South Caicos is the smallest of the Turks and Caicos islands. Located just south of the Bahamas, the waters of South Caicos are so abundant in diverse marine life, making it a popular spot for diving and fishing. In fact, the island is frequented by students around the world who wish to study marine biology as well as reef ecology.
South Caicos has seen a colorful history, evident in magnificent historical and cultural landmarks in the charming town of Cockburn Harbor. The friendly community of just over 1,000 take pride in many events held on the island [...]

Top Attractions On Providenciales

Top Attractions On Providenciales

The island of Providenciales, often called Provo, did not have a wheeled vehicle until in the mid 1960’s. Oh how things can change. In 1990, the island got its first large hotel an casino. The complex opened its doors to the public and at the same time opened the island to development that has just kept on going. The island has become a tourist attraction that is also a popular home for retirees from all over the globe. However, there is more to Provo than just retirement homes, casinos, and sunbathing. When you make your trip to this tropical paradise, [...]

Nature Watching in North Caicos

Nature Watching in North Caicos

One of the many islands in the Turks and Caicos archipelago is North Caicos. Located to the south of the Bahamas but north of the Dominican Republic, North Caicos offers a fantastic destination for vacation goers looking for tropical climate and beauty. However, there is much more to North Caicos than laying on the beach and soaking up rays. If you make a trip to North Caicos, make sure you venture away from the beaches and resorts into the real soul of the island. There, you can enjoy bird watching and exposure to the local culture.
One of the most amazing [...]

The Crossingplace Trail Of Middle Caicos

The Crossingplace Trail Of Middle Caicos

A trip to Middle Caicos, in itself, is a trip to the relatively obscure. However, if you are informed enough to make a trip to this beautiful island, then you are likely willing to take the trip to the next level. Exploring beyond the resorts, seeing more than the buffets, and truly experiencing an island can make a trip truly memorable. For instance, if you head down to Middle Caicos you should make sure you check out Crossing Place Trial. It is a trail that combines beauty and history and is certain must see on Middle Caicos.
The Crossing Place Trail [...]

Fun In The Waters Of Grand Turk

Fun In The Waters Of Grand Turk

If you are planning a vacation to the Turks and Caicos area, then be sure to check out the island of Grand Turk. Touted as one of the most peaceful and secluded in the region, Grand Turk is the perfect getaway no matter what you enjoy doing. With plenty of activity and lots of opportunity for relaxation, though, it may be difficult to decide what to do first. Luckily, some of the information below should help you along the way.
While lounging on the beach, drinking margaritas, and listening to local music is undoubtedly relaxing and nice, there is a lot [...]