Boasting 350 days a year of sunshine and the lowest crime rate in the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory 575 miles southeast of Florida. The 40 small islands attract more than 1.3 million tourists a year – this is astounding considering its residency of 31,000 people. Most of the islanders here consist of descendants of Africans brought to work the salt pans and cotton plantations, and the expatriate population consists of people from all over the world, making Turks and Caicos a very cosmopolitan getaway. The gateway island, Providenciales, also known as Provo, is home to Grace Bay Beach, with luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. In Provo we also have a couple of docking options for yachts, those being Turtle Cove Marina and Blue Haven Marina, both with services such as water and power, premium gas and diesel services, pump out facilities, concierge services, laundry service, and customs and immigration on site. Turks and Caicos have welcomed tourists as their prime revenue, and have really gone above and beyond in providing the most enjoyable and restorative activities and resorts as well as practical necessities for yachts and boats.
Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos
You’ll be happy to know that Turks and Caicos are one of the most sought-after resort getaways for those who can cruise in by yacht or who can afford one of its beautiful, serene resorts overlooking the ocean. The resorts here boast relaxation and proximity to coral reefs for scuba diving, jungles for bird watching, whale watching, hiking, biking and limestone caves. Want to find the closest resort to the destinations you want to visit? Our top 5 hotels are strategically placed around the west islands.
Best Dining Options in Turks and Caicos
It seems fairly obvious that an island in the Caribbean would attract seafood lovers from all over the world, but to further impress, Turks and Caicos island fun favorites include ‘boilfish and grits’ for breakfast, conch fritters and rum punch. The island’s inhabitants largely depend on fresh fish caught daily, along with imported produce and staples. Our favorite restaurants depend on the mood of the day. The dining experience in Turks and Caicos can range from beachy casual flavorful delights to high-end meticulously prepared cuisine inspired by the local fare but based on European and American culinary arts.
Going to a beach paradise can be daunting if only because the various islands around the world have such varying weather and differing excursions to be enjoyed. On Turks and Caicos, because of its 350 days of sunshine a year and a climate ranging from 85-90 in the summer and 80-84 in the winter, we’re going with sunglasses and stylish beach wear. Being prepared for getting in the water, relaxing at a restaurant, diving with an impressive waterproof watch, watching the delightful colors from your balcony or simply lounging by the pool can all be done in style, effortlessly. Our Style Sheet embodies the light, fresh style of Turks and Caicos.
Heesen’s 180.45ft (55m) M/Y Laurentia was delivered to her owner in 2017. With design firms like her exterior designer, Omega Architects, and interior designers, Radyca, she is the embodiment of grace, entertaining and relaxation on the sea. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins with a crew of 13; perfect for taking your friends and family on a tour of Turks and Caicos in style. Her charter rates begin at $357,000 per week + expenses. Read more about this beauty here.