Turks & Caicos Islands
Located in the Caribbean between the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, the Turks & Caicos Islands form an archipelago of over forty islands and cays, of which only eight are inhabited.
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 to 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.
The Turks & Caicos is recognised 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 centre 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)
- The standard time is AST (Atlantic Standard Time) & Daylight Savings Time is not 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