Three Reasons Why Turks & Caicos Makes the Perfect Tourist Destination

The Turks & Caicos Islands, in the Northern Caribbean, is a chain of 40 small islands and cays, full of beautiful white beaches, teeming underwater environments and lots to see and do.

It’s increasingly becoming a popular holiday destination with all kinds of holidaymakers, including families and couples.

We’re going to take a look at three reasons why the Turks & Caicos Islands can make the perfect holiday location.

The Beaches

Turks & Caicos is renowned for its beaches, with Grace Bay in particular, being a highlight.

In fact, Grace Bay was named the number one beach in the whole world by TripAdvisor at their Traveler’s Choice awards.

This 12-mile paradise boasts fine, white sand and beautiful turquoise waters, with plenty of activities if you fancy getting up off your sun lounger, such as sailing, paddle boarding and snorkelling.

Away from Grace Bay, both the Bight Reef and Smith’s Reef are very popular for those wishing to go snorkelling, where you can see all manner of marine life, such as colourful fish and the majestic turtles.

The beaches further west and to the south of Providenciales may be slightly harder to get to, but they’re also more secluded.

Accommodation

Because the Turks & Caicos Islands have such a booming tourism industry, the islands are home to some of the best and most luxurious resorts in the world.

The islands are home to a very diverse range of places to stay, from smaller boutique hotels to much grander all-inclusive resorts, as well as resorts which cater specifically to adults or families.

What’s more, the majority of the accommodation can be found right on the beach, such as the aptly named Beach House boutique hotel, which has suites which literally back on to the gorgeous Grace Bay.

While there are many five star hotels on the islands, you’ll also find options which can suit every budget, so even if you think you can’t afford a Turks & Caicos holiday, it’s worth a browse as you never know.

Culture & Food

The islands have been home to numerous settlers from all over the world over their history, including France, Spain, India and the UK (they’re now a British Overseas Territory).

This means that they have a rich and eclectic cultural history, which you can clearly see in the island, their architecture and food.

For example, you can visit various old plantations, US military bases, and the islands’ own National Museum.

As for food, there are numerous high-end restaurants serving gourmet dishes from around the world, but to truly experience Turks & Caicos you have to try out some street food, as well as local delicacies such as their native conch.

One of the most popular eateries is Da Conch Shack, where you’ll find local dishes such as jerk chicken and of courses, lots of conches! It’s also been named one of the world’s best beach bars by CNN.

As you can see, there’s a lot more to Turks & Caicos than just some fantastic beaches, and they make a great destination, no matter what kind of break it is that you’re after.

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