Turks and Caicos Overview
For a secluded island getaway hidden underneath the radar of the modern tourists, Turks and Caicos should probably be on your itinerary. Miles of sandy white beaches, turquoise blue yet crystal clear waters, dozens of secluded bays and islands, and a look and feel that will have you wondering if you just stepped into a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, this pleasant little British overseas territory will have you thinking back to the days when colonialism was still a thriving way of life. From the award-winning Grace Bay to the lush interior of the North Caicos Island, no Caribbean vacation would be complete without experiencing Turks and Caicos at least once.
Turks and Caicos has plenty of smaller resorts, but is not yet a popular tourist destination. As a result, visiting here means you get the chance to experience the islands up close and personal, without all the muss and fuss and bustle of large crowds. English is the official language, and you can see remnants of the British occupation across the islands, with plenty of historic towns and villages that have a distinct colonial look and feel.
Scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, beach-sunning…these are all par for the course when visiting Turks and Caicos. There are literally dozens of dive sites offering a unique look at the underwater world, but there is also plenty to do in the interior. With all the history at your disposal, you'll be hard pressed to choose between visiting one of the colonial towns, lazing away your day at the beach, whale-watching out in Salt Cay, or simply relaxing in the warm and cool waters along the shore. Only a 90 minute flight from Miami, it’s a wonder that this place has managed to stay hidden for so long. Still, development is on the rise, and experiencing Turks and Caicos now would probably be the best bet, so you can get in before the mass of tourists turns it into yet another tropical resort haven.