What to see and do in Turks & Caicos islands
The Caribbean is a fabulous setting to relax after the trauma of illness. In the Turks and Caicos Islands tourist spots there are warm and unpolluted seas, coral reefs with angelfish and turtles, miles of white sandy beaches, deserted islands and protected wilderness parks to explore. Much of the time is spent in or under the water. It is at the east of Miami, south of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands are growing in popularity..
This is a unique opportunity to have time away from hospitals and family. The adventure provides safe and exciting space in which young people can have fun, entertainment learn new skills, rebuild self-confidence and find out more about themselves.
Dive the Best of Provo...Explore spectacular vertical walls that begin as shallow as 40 feet and drop 6000 feet to the seafloor. Visit unspoiled virgin reefs alive with beautiful tropical fish and healthy vibrant corals and sponges. Cruise the underwater canyons where surprises lurk around every outcropping and beneath every ledge. The Turks & Caicos archipelago is among the last unspoiled frontiers in the Caribbean, especially for scuba divers. And one of its most picturesque islands, Providenciales, or "Provo" as the locals say, is where the action is - above and below sea level! Moreover; Salt Cay, South Caicos, West Caicos, Pine Cay, Parrot Cay, Grand Turk, Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC), Little Water Cay, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, French Cay, East Caicos - Sisal Island, Dellis Cay all are perfect places to unwind your soul and refresh your mind.
In our island paradise, the climate is idyllic, the diving conditions ideal. Mantas and eagle rays play along our walls. Turtles explore our reefs. Dolphins frolic near the bow of our boats as we cruise to our favorite dive sites. Visibility averages from 80-100 feet or better. The water temperature ranges from 82-84°F in the summer and from 76-78°F in the winter.
Restaurants available: Native. International. Local, Chinese, Caribbean, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, French. Tip where no gratuities are stated.
- Live Music.
Locally produced items available: Straw work. Wood work. Shell work. T-Shirts. Dress & casual shirts. Duty free shopping is available.
- Grand Turk: Victoria Public Library. Lighthouse. National Museum - Located on Front Street, Grand Turk. The cultural history of the Islands, their discovery and the impact of early European settlement, natural and political history, and the role played in twentieth century space exploration are all recorded at the museum. Turks Inn. Waterloo Governor's House.
- Middle Caicos: Mudjin Harbour and the Caves.
- Salt Cay: The remains of the Salt Industry Sites.
- Provo: The Hole. Conch Farm. Rock Carvings. Island Tour is recommended.
- North Caicos: Cottage Pond. Wades Green. Flamingo Pond. Island Tour recommended.
- South Caicos: Boiling Hole.
Flora & Fauna
- Annual underwater photographic competition: May October.
Calender of Events & Festivals:
Yearly regular events:
- April 3-8: Experiencing the island in Paint".
- April 11-15: "Capturing the Spirit of an Island".
- April 26-27: Salt Cay Day "Fun in the Sun" on Salt Cay.
- Feb-May: 40th Anniversary events of John Glenn & Scott Carpenter's splashdown.
- May 23-25: Regatta on South Caicos.
- May 27: Jags McCartney Relays on Grand Turk. June 1-2: Community Celebrations on all Islands and Her Majesty's Appointed Governor's tour.
- June 3: Jubilee daytime cultural celebration and Tattoo in the evening on Grand Turk.
- June 4: Church services in honor of the Jubilee on all islands.
- June 13-16: Conch Carnival on Grand Turk.
- June 15: Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday.
- June 24-29: Caicos Cup Fishing Tournament on Providenciales.
- June 29-30: T.C.I. Summer Jam on Grand Turk.
- July 6: First Annual Turks and Caicos Ripsaw Festival and Competition. End of July: Provo Day "Summer Festival" on Providenciales.
- End July-Early August: Grand Turk Heineken Game Fishing Tournament on Grand Turk.
- Mid August: M.C. Expo on Middle Caicos.
- August 31: Cactus Festival on Grand Turk.
- September 23-29: Cultural Week.
- October First Week: Tourism Awareness Week Celebrations.
- October 11-13: 9th Annual TCI Amateur Open Golf Championship at Provo Golf Club.
- October 24-27: North Caicos Extravaganza on North Caicos.
Getting around TCI By Air, Land and Sea
Driving is on the left hand side of the road. Rentals available include Cars, Jeeps, Scooters and Bicycles. Temporary license/permit requirements Valid license required for use up to three months by US and Canadian citizens as well as citizens of Commonwealth and Caribbean countries. All other nationalities must receive prior approval from the Traffic Department for temporary use of vehicle. Local Services: Charter Airlines. Scheduled Airlines. Caicos Express Ferry services. Executive Tours Bus Service.
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East of Miami, south of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands are growing in popularity with tourists who, for the most part, come to...
Getting Turks and Caicos
There are international airports on Grand Turk, North Caicos, Providenciales and South Caicos, with domestic...
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Where are the Turks and Caicos Islands?
The Turks & Caicos Islands lie some 575 miles southeast of Miami--about 1 1/2 hours flying time...
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Flight time from Grand Turk to the furthest island (Provo) is 35 minutes. Turks & Caicos Airways provides a twice daily service...
Grand Turk, Provo and South Caicos have a modern local and international telephone service, with Cable and Wireless...