If you are looking for a truly relaxing holiday and an opportunity to reacquaint yourself with nature, then look no further then the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is ideal for couples of all ages, family vacations and nature lovers. The main attractions here are the beaches, considered amongst the most beautiful on earth, and the world's third largest coral reef system, ideal for diving and snorkeling.
Turks and Caicos consist of more than 40 islands situated 75 minutes southeast of Miami. The islands are relatively flat but vary from sand dunes to lush green vegetation. Eight of these islands are inhabited, they are: Grand Turk, Salt Cay, South Caicos, Providenciales, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Parrot Cay and Pine Cay. The island of Providenciales, Provo for short, is the main tourist destination. Visitors can choose from all inclusive luxury resort, some with world class spas, or more rustic accommodations. A wonderful local cuisine, as well as international fare, can be enjoyed at one of the many restaurants.
Things to know about Turks And Caicos Islands Vacations
Capital: Cockburn Town, Grand Turk
Currency: US dollar
Electricity: 110 V, 60 Hz
Time Zone: GMT -5hr. Daylight savings time is applied.
Government: Overseas British territory
Land size: 430 km2
Population: 25,000 approx
Religion: Baptist, Methodist, Anglican
Driver's License: An international driver's license or a valid driver's license is accepted. Must be 21 years old. Driving here is on the LEFT side.
Entry Requirements: A valid passport is recommended but a certified birth certificate and photo id is accepted. Return or onward ticket required.
Turks And Caicos Islands Vacation Tips
The tap water is considered safe to drink but it is still recommended to drink bottled water, particularly for those with a sensitive stomach. Mosquitoes and flies can be bothersome, so bring repellent.
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