Everywhere we scroll on our social media we see people vacationing in Turks & Caicos and to be honest, we’re really jealous. The white sand, blue water, colorful coral reefs, and luxury resorts have us dreaming of our Caribbean vacation. Turks & Caicos consists of 40 different islands that are both secluded and exclusive, making for a relaxing and lavish experience. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to plan your trip to this tropical paradise.
Best Time to Visit
April and May are the best times to visit Turks & Caicos because the prices are lower and it’s less crowded. The temperatures range between a low of 74 F and a high of 85 F during these months. From June to November is the rainy season and hurricanes can happen. The peak travel period is from December to March.
How to Get Around
The best way to get around the islands is by car or taxi. There is no public transportation and the attractions, restaurants, and hotels are not within walking distance of each other. If you’re planning on island hopping, you’ll need to head to an airport or find a ferry.
Where to Stay
Seven Stars Resort & Spa
Located in Providenciales, this 4.5-star hotel is surrounded by the waters of Princess Alexandra National Park on Grace Bay. This hotel is perfect for water sports lovers as the hotel offers snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boating, and sailing for free. The suites have full kitchens, marble bathrooms, and Jacuzzis. There are two restaurants, two pools, and a spa.
Wymara Resort and Villas
Wymara Resort and Villas, located in Providenciales, is a 4.5-star hotel has tons of modern touches like electronically controlled blinds, Bose iPod docking stations, and LCD TVs with DVD players. There’s also a restaurant, an infinity pool, a spa, and yoga classes.
Point Grace Resort and Spa
Located on the point, this Providenciales 4.5-star hotel has a touch of 19th-century British colonial elegance and the suites have more than 1,000 square feet of space with separate bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens. There are two restaurants, a spa, and a beach nearby. The hotel offers complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment like paddleboards, kayaks, and Hobie Cat sailboats.
What to Do
Grace Bay (Provo)
Many call Grace Bay the “world’s best beach” and it’s not hard to see why. Between the over three miles of soft sand and open turquoise water, this beach looks like it came straight out of a postcard. It’s also close to a golf course, restaurants, and shops.
On Grace Bay, you’ll find a footpath near the Coral Gardens resort that will take you to Bight Reed snorkel. There are tons of mini-caves and cervices to explore where you’ll see tons of fish and you may even come across a sea turtle. The water is great for all levels of snorkeling experience.
Little Water Cay
Home to the islands’ remaining endangered population of rock iguanas, the habitat is just a short boat trip from Providenciales’ Leeward Marina. Many companies have excursions to the island or incorporate the site in sailing and snorkeling outings. You can also discover it on your own by kayak or stand-up paddleboard.
What to Eat
Conch fritters are conch meat that’s been seasoned with vegetables and spices and battered with egg, milk, and flour. It’s then fried in hot oil, making it extra crispy.
Turks & Caicos has an open and closed lobster season. Open season in from August to Match so if you happen to be visiting during that time, make sure you have some fresh lobster. Grilled lobster tail is really popular.
What can we say—they love conch in Turks & Caicos. This creamy chowder made with coconut milk, conch meat, vegetables, and spices, is great any time of day.