When you conjure up an image of paradise, what comes to mind probably resembles the Turks and Caicos Islands. Situated at the southern tip of the Bahamian Archipelago lies the last outpost of the Caribbean that’s not yet completely taken over by tourism. Considering the porcelain-white stretches of beach and glowing turquoise waters, it can be quite hard to stray far from your lounge chair. However, the handful of underwater activities, intriguing museums, scattered jungle ruins and a blossoming food scene round out the Turks and Caicos Islands as a dynamic adventure. The once pirate-infested lands are now lined with five-star beach hotels that offer every amenity you could ever think of. At its core, the Turks and Caicos Islands are the place to be for a discreet tropical holiday that has a funny way of transporting yo back to a simpler time. After all, what better way to wash away the stresses you came here with than at picture-perfect seaside bars, unspoiled beaches and luxury resorts?
Grace Bay Beach
While Turks and Caicos Islands are no stranger to beautiful beaches, Grace Bay Beach is truly one of the world’s most stunning shorelines. The world-famous crescent of island stretches more than 12 miles across the northern shore of Provo with porcelain-white sands. The crashing turquoise waters have a slight beryl hue that partially comes from the crushed pink coral sea bottom found exclusively in the South Atlantic. A protective barrier reef allows for safe lagoon swimming, easy snorkelling and excellent diving. On the calmer side, however, the tranquil atmosphere of the beach is ideal for simply soaking in the views.
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Thanks to its pristine beaches, excellent underwater life and serene atmosphere, the Turks and Caicos Islands have become a jet-set Caribbean hotspot that attracts yachts, cruises and travelers on the daily. From the private stretches of beaches to the upscale accommodation options, there’s certainly no shortage of good living in Turks and Caicos. Few places in the Caribbean can match the outright magnitude of Turks and Caicos as the ultimate holiday destination.
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Sophisticated Dining Scene
As its international reputation as an ultra-luxurious holiday has grown, Turks and Caicos Islands has also blossomed into the Caribbean’s premiere food destination. As you may have guessed, seafood is the star of the show throughout the islands. Conch and grouper are the local specialties, and you’ll have many chances to try them served in all kinds of ways with many distinguished chefs from around the world bringing their own unique spin.
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The smaller islands around Providenciales, known as the Cays, really sum up the essence of Turks and Caicos as an isolated paradise. Accessible only by private boat charter, the islands are almost completely deserted. A visit to the uninhabited Cays is filled with unspoiled beaches, turquoise waters, tropical life and breathtaking scenery.
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The alluring waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands are known as a world-class diving destination for its thriving coral reef ecosystem and rich marine activity. Put quite simply, it’s a diver’s paradise. Although the three most popular islands among divers, Grand Turk, Salt Cay and Providenciales, each have their own personality, they share one trait: unbeatable wall diving. The clear waters provide excellent visibility to marvel at the abundance of tropical fish, colorful coral and pristine reefs along the shore. Heading out on a boat trip into the depths of the ocean, however, is where the real thrill lies, characterized by fascinating shipwrecks and marine life that includes manta rays, sea turtles, dolphins and humpback whales.
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Considering the beautiful crystal clear waters that characterize the 40 islands of Turks and Caicos, it’s no surprise that overseas sporting activities are extremely popular. Turks and Caicos Islands is a heaven for sailing, drawing thousands of sailors and boating enthusiasts each year. Only 8 of the islands are actually inhabited, and the ones that are have very sparse populations, meaning there are an endless amount of unspoiled beaches, cays and lush greenery to explore. On the waters, there’s no shortage of marine beauty in the form of dolphins, humpback whales, turtles and rays as common occurances.
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