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DESTINATION PROFILE: TURKS & CAICOS


Fast Facts

  • Capital City: Cockburn Town
  • Population: Over 30,000
  • Consists of 40 islands and cays
  • Official Language: English
  • 550 miles southeast of Miami
  • Average temperature: 85˚- 90˚F

Travel to Turks & Caicos

The Turks & Caicos islands have two international airports: Providenciales and Grand Turk. All other islands have domestic airports, with the exception of East and West Caicos, which
are uninhabited.  Inter-island flights are frequent and convenient.

 

Geography

The geography of the Turks & Caicos islands is very diverse, with exotic beaches, unique dive sites and bustling tourist centers. Each island offers something unique to its guests, so the best way to experience the islands it to visit all of them.

Most of the islands are easily accessible by boat or air, and there are regular ferries between North and Middle Caicos.

Providenciales is the most popular tourist destination, with hotels, restaurants and other facilities. Grand Turk and Salt Cay feature authentic Bermudian architecture and some of the best diving in the Caribbean. There is also a new cruise ship center here. Middle Caicos and North Caicos have the most diverse natural wonders, with green woodlands, an impressive cave network and Cottage Pond and Flamingo Pond in North Caicos.

South Caicos is most popular for its fishing, and exports lobster and conch from the islands and also features Cockburn harbor and the famous Boiling Hole. South Caicos also offers small, intimate beaches with beautiful views of the surrounding islands. Parrot Cay and Pine Cay are privately-owned, and feature the exclusive resorts Parrot Cay Resort and Spa and the Meridian Club.

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