In association with: Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board
Enjoy the Caribbean islands that are ‘Beautiful by Nature’
Come, rediscover and enjoy the Turks and Caicos. This small but exquisitely formed string of Caribbean isles make for a charming, unspoilt destination that is perhaps one of the world’s best-kept secrets.
The islands offer luscious scenery, delectable dining and unparalleled service. Visitors can enjoy white-sand beaches and attractive nature reserves and sanctuaries, all while experiencing the enviable culture.
Turks and Caicos is home to the world’s best beach, Grace Bay, and the third-largest barrier reef in the world, making for some excellent diving, while fishing and watersports are also popular in its crystal-clear waters.
Visitors can enjoy white-sand beaches and attractive nature reserves and sanctuaries
The islands cater to all visitors, from jetsetters, families and newlyweds to solo tourists, empty-nesters and older travellers. There is something for those seeking the ultimate luxury and seclusion and also for those wishing to enjoy a relaxing, no-frills holiday.
There are eight inhabited islands and three private island destinations: Parrot Cay, Pine Cay and Ambergris Cay. Providenciales is the economic and tourism hub, while Grand Turk, the capital, is home to premier diving.
North and Middle Caicos are an ecotourism oasis, and South Caicos is the place to go for fishing. Salt Cay, which is just two-and-a-half square miles, has been deemed a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Local cuisine is one of the joys of travel, and Turks and Caicos is renowned for good food, offering an unmistakable explosion of flavours, scents and aromas. Conch, lobster and grouper are its centrepieces and feature heavily in native dishes. There’s also an island fish fry every Thursday – an event not to be missed.
With excellent weather year-round and a vibrant economy, Turks and Caicos is a safe destination for tourists. Rediscover these pristine islands now, while they remain among the most-protected and untouched islands in the Caribbean.
PICTURES: Brilliant Studios; David Tropical Imaging