5 Reasons to Visit Turks and Caicos in 2017

reasons to visit turks and caicos

Looking for a great location to take your 2017 summer vacation? Look no further, as here are five reasons why Turks and Caicos is it.

1# The Resorts and Hotels

Many of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ most luxury and celebrated resorts are clustered in the north east of the island of Providenciales and found within the Grace Bay district as this is by far the most popular areas in which to stay and spend a holiday amongst TCI’s tourist population.

One such resort which doesn’t just compare favourably with its neighbouring ones, but in fact provides something the rest don’t, is that of the Beach House Turks and Caicos. What sets the Beach House Turks and Caicos apart from the wealth of other equally luxury resorts spread throughout the Grace Bay area is that it is currently one of TCI’s only boutique resorts.

Evidence of the Beach House Turks and Caicos being a little more special than its rival resorts in the Grace Bay area is visually evident and striking when arriving at the resort; unlike almost all of Grace Bay’s other luxury and high end resorts which are architecturally exactly what a tourist rolling up to a four star mega resort would expect, the Beach House Turks and Caicos in fact occupies a stunning colonially styled mansion house poised on the lip of Grace Bay Beach.

Hence, for those looking for all the luxuries afforded those booking into a luxury resort, but who also wish to experience TCI without feeling they are staying in a luxury high-rise apartment rather than a Caribbean paradise, the Beach House Turks and Caicos provides the perfect choice.

2# Paradise Eight Times Over

Turks and Caicos is a typically Caribbean destination in many ways; it enjoys a sumptuous Caribbean climate, is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches and its luscious countryside is studded with mango groves and tropical botanical wonders.

What  sets Turks and Caicos apart as a holiday destination from the nearby Bahamas or Jamaica just beyond is that Turks and Caicos is split over forty individual islands and cays, of which only eight are in fact inhabited. This isn’t to say many of the cays and smaller islands that form parts of TCI cannot be visited though; Little Water Cay (affectionately known as Iguana Island) whilst being home to no humans makes a fantastic day trip for those excited to walk amongst Turks and Caicos’ once endangered and now once again flourishing rock iguanas, to give one example.

Hence, for those looking for real adventure, Turks and Caicos is the ideal vacation destination as it provides a real life opportunity to spend a week or two literally island hopping whilst travelling between its many characterful and stunning cays and islands also provide tourists with a plethora of opportunities to experience its teeming sea life.

Then, to discover Turks and Caicos Island by Island and what draws visits to each of them and begin your TCI adventure or just get planning it ahead of jetting out there, head over to the Visit TCI website.

3# Climate

Whilst Turks and Caicos actually inhabits the Atlantic and not the Caribbean ocean, you would never guess it considering the climate enjoyed there.

As discussed at length via the Frommers Travel website, Turks and Caicos enjoys year round sun and is a country that can be fairly described as benefitting from a constant summer – at least it will certainly feel that way to those travelling from Britain, which in contrast could equally be described as enduring rather than enjoying a perpetual winter.

Turks and caicos

At least, that is how it can feel and why so many of us Brits look to find in a holiday destination somewhere where we can don those shades and slap on the sun tan. And in this respect TCI does not disappoint. Even in the winter months the average temperatures enjoyed in TCI rival or exceed those experienced on an average summer’s day back in Britain.

4# Caribbean Culture at its Best

Caribbean culture is known and loved for being as colourful, cheerful and sunny as its climate, and nowhere is this truer or more celebrated than in Turks and Caicos. Visit any one of TCI’s beach bars, such as the world famous Da Conch Shack & Rum Bar, and you will quickly discover this. That said, to really immerse yourself in some authentic TCI hospitality and culture there is no better or more exciting means of doing so than be attending the Turks and Caicos Fish Fry.

Discussed further via the Turks & Caicos Reservations website, The Turks and Caicos Fish Fry is an event held every Thursday at Bight Park on the island of Providenciales. Hence, tourists booked in at any one of Provo’s luxury resorts needn’t travel far to discover a once in a lifetime and truly TCI experience.

The event is open to all (including families and children) and consequently is the ideal place to mix with a diverse mix of tourists, travellers and locals, as well as the perfect place to grab some of TCI’s best street food, enjoy local and live bands and as well party long into the night.

5# A Treasure Trove of (Sporting) Activity

A country situated in the Caribbean and comprised of a veritable jigsaw of tropical islands and cays, this makes Turks and Caicos a premier destination for those looking to dive right in – and quite literally.

Diving turks and caicos

Providing some the best diving spots in the entire Caribbean, being home to the world’s third largest barrier reef system and its shores being brimful with all manner of tropical sea life and boasting tides that makes TCI perfect for those looking to surf, snorkel, swim and kayak, those eager to explore and enjoy TCI by getting stuck in to some serious water sports and activities can best does so by calling on TCI’s expert and premier eco tour operator, Big Blue Unlimited.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground, but none the less are eager to experience and learn more about the unique and astounding sea life inhabiting the waters surrounding  Turks and Caicos’ a great place to head is Caicos Conch Farm. The world’s first and only working shell farm, this makes a truly once in a lifetime day out that the adults will love just as much as the kids do.

Image credits (CC, Flickr): Tim SacktonPhil Manker and acin355

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