The Turks & Caicos Islands have a long-standing relationship
with the British Crown and became a British Commonwealth Colony in 1962.
The country is now officially designated an “Independent Overseas Territory.”
Today, the nearly 16,000 who live there are employed primarily by the island’s two main industries: tourism and offshore banking (the islands do not levy personal or corporate taxes).
The Turks & Caicos Islands appeal to vacationers looking for a secluded and serene Caribbean destination, as well as to sports fishermen and divers who appreciate the crystal-clear waters, spectacular reefs, and rich sea life. The low-key nightlife and the fact that there is no cruise port on Providenciales add the air of island exclusivity.
Turks and Caicos is known for its amazing climate. The average temperature ranges between 80 and 90 degrees F (29-32 degrees C) from June to October, sometimes reaching the mid 90’s (35 degrees C), especially in July and August. From November to May the average temperature is 80 to 84 degrees F (27-29 degrees C.) The water is always the perfect temperature and crystal clear. A constant trade wind keeps the climate at a very comfortable status. There are some periods of the year where rain is more common, generally during Hurricane season which runs from June 1st to November 30th. In an average year the Turks and Caicos Islands has 350 days of sunshine. We're not sure about you, but we like those odds!
The Turks & Caicos Islands offer a wealth of Caribbean fun and activities.
With a multitude of water activities on offer, including snorkelling,
SCUBA diving, deep-sea fishing, bone fishing, sailing, windsurfing, motor boating, parasailing,
and water skiing, the islands are a paradise for sports enthusiasts.
History buffs will also enjoy visiting the Cheshire Hall and the Richmond Hill Plantation ruins and stones engraved by shipwrecked sailors at Osprey Rock and Sapodilla Hill.
Other popular activities include sightseeing, shopping, and dining—not to mention the incomparable sunbathing and seaside strolls!
From Asia to Italy, from France and Britain to Mexico, there is a world of food flavors
to discover and savor on your next vacation to Turks & Caicos.
Local food in the islands is mostly Creole style and can be found at inexpensive eateries
such as the Middle Caicos Cafe and Sailing Paradise on Providenciales. The specialties include
hominy (pigeon peas and grits served with fish, conch or pig’s tail),
conch salad and fresh lobster and fish.
As well as traditional foods, continental dishes are also available. Some establishments have buffet-style dining while most focus on traditional table service. Alcohol is freely available and a wide selection of imported beer, wines and spirits can be found in most bars.