The Turks and Caicos Islands

Located in the Caribbean between the Bahamas and Dominican Republic, the Turks & Caicos Islands form an archipelago of forty islands and cays, of which only eight are inhabited.

History

Rich in history, the islands of Turks & Caicos were first inhabited by Taino and Lucayan Indians from as far back as AD 750. Christopher Columbus touched down on the island of Grand Turk during his discovery voyage of the New World in 1492. The original settlers' heritage of seafaring, salt raking and farming continues today.

The Turks & Caicos Islands are now a British Crown Colony with the Governor being appointed by the Queen. The legal system is based on English Common Law.

Today

The Turks & Caicos is recognized as one of the world's most desirable destinations. With its crystal clear blue waters, beautiful beaches, rich sea life, and idyllic climate, this location's natural beauty is extraordinary.

Providenciales, commonly called "Provo", is the center of most activity within the islands with its active tourism industry and offshore banking. It offers visitors a variety of accommodations, attractions, and activities. Famous for Grace Bay Beach that stretches for 12-miles, the lack of a Cruise port ensures Provo's integrity and pristine environment.

  • English is the official language
  • Currency is the U.S. dollar
  • Electricity is 110 Volts (U.S. standard)
  • Eastern Standard Time & Daylight Savings Time are observed
  • Average temperature of 80-84 degrees Fahrenheit (26-28 degrees Celcius) in winter / 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit (29-32 degrees Celcius) in summer
  • Average water temperature of 74-78 degrees Fahrenheit (23-26 degrees Celcius) in winter / 82-84 degrees Fahrenheit (28-29 degrees Celcius)in summer

Villa del Mar, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands