Turks and Caicos Island holidays are known globally for their beaches. Whether you are taking your summer holiday or escaping for a little winter sun, Turks and Caicos holidays provide endless sun on some of the best beaches in the world. Nature plays a large role in life in the Turks and Caicos Islands, with over 33 protected natural areas from the salt marshes that provide a home to so many migratory bird species to the incredible coastline that has made scuba diving holidays to the Turks and Caicos Islands such an international success. The landscapes of the Turks and Caicos Islands are varied and stunning, with scenes which make it hard to believe that the islands weren’t designed for use in film sets.
The scuba diving and snorkelling credentials if the Turks and Caicos Islands are unbelievable. Home to one of the world’s largest coral reefs, stretching 200 miles, and with visibility of up to 200 feet, scuba holidays to Turks and Caicos are phenomenal. The amazing array of tropical marine species makes diving a fascinating activity, with Eagle rays, turtles, dolphins and even humpback whales using the seas during their migration. There will never be a shortage of scuba diving trips to be taken on a Turks and Caicos holiday, and regardless of your level of experience, there are some magnificent adventures to be found. The deep sea fishing off the Turks and Caicos Islands is well worth mentioning too, with record catches recorded almost every year.
The beaches of Turks and Caicos Islands are some of the finest in the world. The exquisite sand beaches in Turks and Caicos have been attracting sun-worshipers for many years, and you can always find a secluded spot or an activity filled beach from your Turks and Caicos villa, depending on your mood. With such dramatic scenery, it is little wonder that Turks and Caicos weddings are so popular. The white beaches are a simply iconic setting to get married, and Turks and Caicos weddings can be easily arranged.
Provo Golf Course is regarded as one of the best in the whole of the Caribbean, and with stunning tropical landscaping, 18 testing holes and all the practice facilities you could need, Provo Golf Course really does offer a treat to golfers on a Turks and Caicos holiday. If you would prefer to discover the centre of the islands without a golf club in hand, there are a great range of riding stables offering guided rides into the more remote and unspoilt regions of these beautiful islands.
The urban centre of Turks and Caicos, Providenciales, known locally as ‘Provo’ is the perfect starting point for any exploration of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The casino, 18 hole golf course, numerous restaurants and three marinas mean that you can experience the very best of the islands from one place. Beach lovers, divers and golfers will all be exceedingly happy in a self catering Turks and Caicos property in Provo.
Middle Caicos is the largest and least populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Fishing the waters of Middle Caicos with a local guide provides a sensational way to spend a day getting to know the islands and its culture, and the Lucayan Indians and Caves are worth exploring from any self catering Turks and Caicos accommodation.
There are on average 320 days of glorious sunshine every year in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Between August and November, conditions are at their hottest, but if you are looking for some winter sun, Turks and Caicos holidays are a fantastic idea. Between December and July, conditions are ideal, with endless balmy evenings and conditions which remain hot yet not so hot that you are rendered useless during the heat of the day. The rainy season lasts from the end of May until September, with the Turks and Caicos hurricane season lasting from September until November.
There are two international airports in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Providenciales Airport (PLS) and the Grand Turk Airport (GDT). Services between the two take half an hour, but it is Providenciales Airport which is the most useful for Brits starting Turks and Caicos holidays, as there are direct services fromLondonHeathrow (LHR) provided by British Airways.