Caribbean Tourism

Turks and Caicos

Providenciales

‘Provo’ (pop: over 30542) is 25 miles long and about three wide and the third largest in area. 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...

North Caicos

The lushest of the islands, North Caicos, (pop: 1,895), has taller trees than the other islands and attracts more rain. Like Middle and East Caicos, the south part of the island comprises swamp and mangrove.The population has declined to 1,275 inhabitants living at the settlements of Bottle Creek, Whitby, Sandy Point and Kew. There is one Nature Reserve at...

Middle Caicos

Also known as Grand Caicos, (pop: 275), this is the largest of the islands, with an area of 48sq miles. Its coastline is more dramatic than some of the other islands, characterized by limestone cliffs along the north coast, interspersed with long sandy beaches shaded by casuarina pines or secluded coves. The south part of the island is swamp and tidal flats...

Little Water Cay

Little Water Cay is the nearest island to Provo and inhabited by iguanas (it's usually called "Iguana Island"). The endangered Turks and Caicos rock iguana is now protected from threatening human presence by boardwalks which protect their burrows and nesting chambers, and there are strict rules against feeding them. A visitor’s fee is charged to continue...

Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC)

The Grand Turk Cruise Center not only provides guests with a memorable landside experience but has also proven a success from a navigational perspective due to its superior protected area and easy access. The Grand Turk Cruise Center, which is operated by Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc; is the largest private employer on the island and the...

Grand Turk

Grand Turk, (pop: around 3720 people) 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...

French Cay

French Cay is found in the Caicos Bank, straight south from Provo and southeast of West Caicos, all alone in the middle of the blue. In the 17th century the island served as a hideout for a brigand of the sea, Nau L'Ollonois, who ambushed and captured passing sailing vessels. An old pirate lair, now uninhabited, with exceptional marine life. It has been...

East Caicos - Sisal Island

The Turks and Caicos Islands comprise about 40 low-lying islands and cays covering 193 square miles, surrounded by one of the longest coral reefs in the world. They are separated by the Columbus Passage, a 22-mile channel over 7,000 ft deep which connects the Atlantic and the Caribbean, contributing to the area’s profusion of marine life. Generally, the...

Dellis Cay

Dellis Cay is uninhabited but frequently visited for its shells. This island sits south of Parrot Cay and north of Pine Cay and can be easily noted in the chain of Caicos Islands. Dellis Cay is located a few miles from Providenciales and is accessible by a 20-minute boat ride. A popular excursion is to be dropped off there for the day for shelling by a...

Golf & Other Sports

Golf Provo Golf Club; an 18-hole championship largest golf course in the Turks and Caicos Islands opened November 1992 (black tees 3,202yds, white tees 2,865yds). Owned by the water company, it is located within walking distance of the Club Med, Allegro Resort, Grace Bay Club and Ocean Club. Provo Golf Club with fully stocked Pro-shop & golf club's...

Places to Eat - South Caicos

Love’s has local dishes. Café Columbus, T9463245. For drinks and conversation with English bartender, Jack, good selection of beer, frozen yoghurt. Muriel’s, native dishes. Pond View, T9463276. Native dishes. Dora’s Lobster Pot at the airport.

Places to Eat - Providenciales

Turtle Cove: Banana Boat, Phone: (649) 941-5706, Fax: (649) 941-3771. Dockside at Turtle Cove marina, Caribbean bar and grill, colourful, cheerful. Sharkbite Bar and Grill, Admiral’s Club, on the water, 1100-2400, happy hour 1700-1900, nightly specials and events, T649.941.5090, i...@thesharkbite.com. Sunset Restaurant and Bar , at the Erebus overlooking...

Places to Eat - North Caicos

Simple local restaurants include Club Titter’s Restaurant and Bar, near the airport, and Marina View on Kew Rd, very simple, not always open. Italian at the private Club Vacanze, reservations necessary. Papa Grunt’s Restaurant, Whitby Plaza. Open 0830, credit cards accepted, indoor or screened veranda dining, native and American cuisine, fresh seafood, lots...

Places to Eat - Middle Caicos

Canned foods and sodas are available from the few small stores in Conch Bar and fresh food arrives weekly on the ferry from Provo. However, it is advisable to bring your own food. Annie Taylor is known for her cooking and runs a restaurant on demand in her house. Johnson’s Bar is open in Conch Bar most afternoons and evenings for cold beer, dominoes and...

Places to Eat - Grand Turk

The best restaurants & bars are at the hotels. The Poop Deck at front street grand turk is a tiny bar. Set back from the road in the center of town by the sea, local food and hamburgers at lunchtime, amazing fried chicken, carry-out only and chips in the evenings. Regal Begal- a native conch specialties; serves local food, on the road north of town on...

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