Turks & Caicos

A British Overseas Territory located in the Atlantic Ocean south-east of the Bahamas, with which it forms part of the same archipelago, the Turks & Caicos consists of 40 coral islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited, where you can kick back and get away from it all. Along with its wonderful beaches, the country’s main appeal is diving, the steep coral wall dives amidst vibrant reefs alive with abundant marine species among the best you’ll find anywhere. Away from the beach and sea, visitors can discover the world’s only conch farm on Provo, rock iguanas on Little Water Cay, wild flamingos on North Caicos, and the historic buildings on the sedate island of Grand Turk.

Turks & Caicos Highlights

Snorkelling and diving
The Turks & Caicos Islands offer amazing snorkelling as well as diving. Some of the best snorkelling spots are on Providenciales, or Provo as it is known, and include Grace Bay Beach, Bright Reef, Smith's Reef, Coral gardens and Malcolm's Road Beach. Top diving sites include Grace Bay for its corals and diverse marine life, West Caicos and French Cay on Provo where you can see sharks and rays, the famous Grand Turk Wall with its dramatic drop-offs and Salt Cay, where you can explore underwater caves and, in winter months, see migrating humpback whales.
Conch Bar Caves, Middle Caicos
Explore the unique limestone caves of Middle Caicos, known as the Conch Bar Caves. They offer a glimpse into the islands' geological history and are home to fascinating stalactites and stalagmites. The largest dry cave system in the Bahamas-Turks & Caicos archipelago, they were mined for guano - bat manure - as fertiliser in the 1890s and are now a national park.
The third-largest and most populous island in the nation, one of Provo's main claims to fame is Grace Bay Beach - regularly ranked among the world's best beaches and set within the Princess Alexandra National Park. The island offers accommodation that includes luxury all-inclusive resorts and offers shops specialising in local handicrafts and souvenirs, while restaurants unsurprisingly focus on fresh seafood but with a local twist. Besides excellent diving and snorkelling, its activity options also include kitesurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing and boating.
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