Home to the world's third-largest barrier reef and some of the most beautiful beaches on…
Condé Nast Traveler Ranked Turks and Caicos as One of the Best Islands to Visit: Here’s 5 Reasons Why You’ll Likely Agree!
Did you know? the Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards survey ranked Turks and Caicos as one of the 30 best islands to visit outside of the United States, and one of the 5 best islands to visit in the Caribbean & Atlantic!
What makes Turks and Caicos a Favourite Destination?
#1 Reason Why Turks and Caicos Is One of the Best Islands to Visit: Our Breathtaking Beaches!
Home to the world’s third-largest barrier reef, Turks and Caicos is primarily prized for its world-class, white-sand beaches and crystal-clear, turquoise waters. In fact, our beaches – namely Grace Bay Beach – continue to rank as some of the very best beaches in the world!
Calm, clear waters, a reef thriving with underwater wildlife, and plenty of wall dive sites to explore, makes Turks and Caicos a popular destination for excellent diving and snorkeling. It’s also a favourite destination amongst serious beachgoers!
The most popular destination to visit in Turks and Caicos is the island of Providenciales (or “Provo,” as the locals call it). The island of Provo is outlined with postcard worthy beaches, Grace Bay Beach, being the most notable, continuously ranks as one of the very best beaches on earth!
Home to many of the island’s most luxurious resorts, shops and dining, Grace Bay Beach boasts powdery, white sand and tranquil waters that are both clear and comfortably warm for wading, swimming and watersports such as snorkelling, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.
Many of the beaches in Providenciales Turks and Caicos have stretches of shallow water that are ideal for families and people who aren’t particularly comfortable in more turbid surf. You can sit in the shallows and feel like you’re in a massive saltwater wading pool. It’s an experience that makes a beach day in Provo feel like an outdoor spa day.
When you visit Turks and Caicos, you’ll quickly realize why our beaches alone make it one of the best islands to visit.
#2 Reason Why Turks and Caicos Is One of the Best Islands to Visit: Our Comfortable Climate
On average, the climate in Turks and Caicos tends to sit between 80F – 90F year-round, punctuated by gentle and refreshing trade winds that makes the otherwise tropical heat feel comfortable.
While some months see more rain than others, Hurricanes are infrequent and the islands have an excellent warning system in effect that gives visitors ample opportunity to take shelter or evacuate if necessary.
The relative steadiness in climate makes Turks and Caicos a favourite destination for weddings, a cherished retreat from east coast winters and an idyllic vacation hotspot, year round.
#3 Reason Why Turks and Caicos Is One of the Best Islands to Visit: Our Cuisine, Music and Culture
A British Overseas Territory, many tourists appreciate that English is considered the official language in Turks and Caicos, and that we use US currency. That said, we still maintain much of our Caribbean heritage and culture.
Throughout Turks and Caicos, you’ll be welcomed to experience the flavourful food and upbeat Calypso, Ripsaw and Reggae music that the Caribbean is known for. You’ll also enjoy foraging our shops and galleries for locally-made art, crafts, delectables and treasures to take home with you.
Our cuisine is a culmination of a long history of influence: from early settlers and neighbouring islands, to the cultural melting pot of people who’ve immigrated here.
Visitors enjoy the culinary adventure that Turks and Caicos offers: jerk-spiced chicken and seafood, creole comfort food, fresh island fruits and vegetables, and the most famous signature dish in Turks and Caicos: Conch. These represent just a few examples of favourite dishes that visitors look forward to enjoying every time they visit.
#4 Reason Why Turks and Caicos Is One of the Best Islands to Visit: Our Tranquility
Frequent visitors of Turks and Caicos appreciate our laid-back vibe and tranquility. While Providenciales is a relatively small island, it affords visitors plenty of privacy and spacious stretches of beachfront to enjoy without feeling crowded. And while Turks and Caicos lacks a bustling nightclub scene, there’s still plenty of fun things to do following happy hour.
#5 Reason That Turks and Caicos Is One of the Best Islands to Visit: Family-Friendliness
The tranquility of Turks and Caicos also makes it an ideal destination for families that are seeking opportunities to enjoy excursions together. Chartered cruises, bone-fishing, snorkeling and stand up paddleboarding are just a few activities favoured by families of all ages.
Many of the beaches in Providenciales offer on-site beach chairs and umbrella rentals, and the largest beaches such as Grace Bay Beach are within walking distance of resorts, cafes, shops and restaurants, making family beach excursions and multi-activity outings a breeze.
While we aren’t surprised that Turks and Caicos is ranked as one of the best destinations to visit, we are nonetheless proud and grateful to know that our visitors cherish our idyllic islands as much as we do.
Thinking of Experiencing Turks and Caicos for Yourself?
You really should because you will seriously love it here!
When you’re ready to plan your visit to Turks and Caicos, consider staying in one of our luxury suites at the Tuscany on Grace Bay.
Situated on Providenciales most popular beach: Grace Bay Beach, every suite at the Tuscany is outfitted with all the comforts of home, including:
- A fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen
- Private, in-suite laundry facilities with a washer & dryer (so you can pack light)
- Spacious dining and seating areas
- Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms
- Spacious, screened-in porches that overlook the idyllic waters of Grace Bay Beach
- Spectacular ocean views!
Plan your visit anytime between now through December 19th, and save 40% off on all room types!
Click here to learn more. We look forward to seeing you!
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