History of the Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands, Providenciales, are steeped in a diverse and fascinating history with many historically significant sites open to visitors. Come and explore these Caribbean islands with our local experts.

  • The History of Churches in the Turks & Caicos Islands The Catholic Church "Our Lady of Divine Providence" on Providenciales is a brand new building, but its origins reach far into the past. The old church structure was replaced in 2011. The new church is designed by an Italian. Interestingly enough, the very name of the church, which goes back hundreds of years, can be traced to another creator, also Italian. View construction pictures. Located on the island of Providenciales, (spanish for "prov

  • Sapodilla Bay: History of the Islands Inscribed In Limestone I was here. They were here. And they left their signatures behind on the rocks. Carved into the limestone rocks at Sapodilla Bay, on the eastern side of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Island, are inscriptions and pictures. But this is no modern spray painted graffiti my friend; these are hand chiseled signatures that date back to the 1700's. Taken together the names read like a directory for the early pioneers of the Turks and

  • Cheshire Hall Plantation: The Spirit of Resilience and Survival How does it come about that a place of slavery can be regarded in a constructive and practical manner? How do the people of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands find the positives at a local site where people were enslaved? The site is Cheshire Hall, a 200-year old cotton plantation, located off Leeward Highway in Providenciales. Built by American Loyalist Thomas Stubbs in the late 1700's, Cheshire Hall comprises a large m

  • Manager's Reception at Villa del Mar Pours a Tasty History Lesson Tendra Musgrove, General Manager, and Alan Lawley, Director of Development and Operations at Villa Del Mar work hard to create a home-away-from-home experience for visitors to their family-friendly resort in Providenciales. And it would seem that they have been successful as guests so often remark that the resort staff is friendly, helpful and warm. As one couple commented, "It's a little family. Everyone that has worked there sin

Villa del Mar, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands