Caribbean Tourism

Before Travelling

South Caicos

The nearest Caicos island, 22 miles west of Grand Turk, South Caicos was once the most populous and the largest producer of salt. It is now the main fishing port having benefited from the most naturally protected harbour in the islands and is also known as East Harbour, or the ‘rock’. As a result yachts frequently call here and a popular annual regatta is...

Providenciales

Provo is 25 miles long and about three wide. Twelve mile Grace Bay on the north shore has many hotels and condominiums but you can walk and snorkel without feeling crowded. A surge of building work has transformed Grace Bay in the last 10 years as a string of hotels and a golf course have sprung up. Away from the smart hotels, condos and villas, however,...

Parrot Cay

The Parrot Cay Resort, a luxury, 56-room hotel, was built in 1992 on this 1,300-acre private island, but it only opened in December 1998. It has already attracted the rich and famous, with a guest list that includes Paul McCartney and Bruce Willis, and it is frequently featured in glossy magazines and TV travel shows. It has beautiful landscaping, the...

Grand Turk

Grand Turk,is not a resort island although there are hotels and dive operations which concentrate mostly on the wall just off the west coast. The vegetation is mostly scrub and cactus, among which you will find wild donkeys and horses roaming. Behind the town are old salt pans, with crumbling walls and ruined windmills, where pelicans and other waterbirds...

French Cay

An old pirate lair, now uninhabited, with exceptional marine life. It has been designated a sanctuary for frigate birds, osprey and nesting seabirds.

Before Travelling

Climate There is no recognized rainy season. Hurricane season is normally Jun-Oct. Temperatures average 75-85°F from November to May, reaching into the 90°s from June to October, but constant tradewinds keep life comfortable. Average annual rainfall is 21 ins on Grand Turk and South Caicos but increases to 40 ins as you travel westwards through the Caicos...