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WELCOME TO TURKS & CAICOS… It is beautiful by nature

Snorkling cave in Turks & Caicos

The two tropical archipelagos that make up the Turk and Caicos Islands are almost like small, remote jewels just waiting to be discovered. You can visit the British Overseas Territory and enjoy some island hopping, crystal-clear blue waters, and some mouthwatering seafood. The Turks and Caicos are known as a biodiversity hotspot, so those looking to explore and enjoy the Caribbean in all of its natural beauty are sure to marvel at the uniqueness of the islands. With 30 islands available to explore, each island has its own vibe and atmosphere that makes this one-of-a-kind nation the wonderful blend of culture that it is. You can enjoy this tropical paradise year round, so whether you want to escape some winter blues or use the summer school holiday to explore, you will always have sunshine and warm waters to greet you.

ATTRACTIONS

For those seeking relaxation, a day spent at the expansive Grace Bay Beach is a day well spent. Near the capital of Providenciales, Grace Bay Beach stretches across the entirety of Grace Bay. You can delight in the warm, soft white sand as you gaze out at the turquoise waters. These miles of shoreline are sure to beckon you back again and again.

For those who like to experience a whirlwind of sensations, consider booking a tour with History and Food Tours with ANC Taxi and Tours. On their tours, you’ll learn about the history of the country, the history of various landmarks, and get to taste some of the best flavors of the islands. At some of the food destinations, you’ll even get to learn how to make it yourself! There’s so much to see and experience with an immersive food and history tour

ENTERTAINMENT

Fisherman’s Day & Seafood Festival
Who can say no to good food and great company, better yet food from the sea? The 3rd annual Fisherman’s Day and Seafood Festival is just the best of that. The festival, held in Conch Gound Bay in South Caicos provides an atmosphere that will cure lockdown depression. So join in, get a drink, have some seafood and appreciate the fisherman who make it all happen.
Time: 10am – 10pm
Date: Aug 29
Details: https://turksandcaicostourism.com/events/

TOURISM UPDATE

The sister islands have amended their requirements as borders reopened on Jul 22. These new measures include completing an online “ Turks & Caicos Assured Pre-Travel Authorisation Application” prior to travel. Here you will need to give proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test results taken no more than five days before travel. Children under the age of 10 are exempt. 

For your travel to the islands, you will also need Medevac coverage (air evacuation in the case of health emergency) in you medical insurance and agree to the privacy policy document. Once these requirements are fulfilled and you are registered, a travel authorization notification will be given. This authorization should be provided before boarding to the islands.

GETTING THERE

If you’re looking to make the Turks and Caicos your next island getaway, then you may need to do a little bit of planning. You can fly into Turks and Caicos through the Providenciales International Airport, located on the main islands in the Caicos archipelago. Only the USA’s and Europe’s major airports offer service direct to the islands. You can then island hop easily by connecting to the other domestic airports in the Turks and Caicos.

Rather than deal with multiple flights, you can climb aboard an inclusive cruise and journey to Turks and Caicos in style. You’ll land on Grand Turk and be able to bask in that Caribbean sun and even spend time in the colonial capital.

GETTING AROUND

Once you’ve gotten to the archipelago of Turks and Caicos, chances are you’ll want to do a little island hopping. If that’s the case, you can get yourself a spot on the Turks and Caicos ferry and partake in the island hopping extravaganza of your dreams. To explore the individual islands, you can rent a car and explore the ins and outs of the local communities and learn even more about these Caribbean jewels.

WILDLIFE/NATURE

Marine enthusiasts should plan to spend some time at Smith’s Reef. Grab some snorkel gear to traverse the turquoise blue waters and catch some glimpses of what is arguably the nation’s most stunning coral reef. You can access Smith’s Reef just from the beach off of Coconut Road near Turtle Cove Marina, so all you need is an adventurous spirit and a can-do attitude.

NATIONAL HEROES/MUSEUMS

James A.G.S. McCartney: The founder of the People’s Democratic Movement, McCartney worked to address and rectify the socioeconomic inequality throughout the nation. He eventually became the first Chief Minister and held that position until his untimely accidental death at the age of 34. The airport is named in his honor.

If you want to learn more about these beautiful diamonds of the Caribbean, then you can explore the halls and rooms of the Turks & Caicos National Museum. With two locations, one in Providenciales and one in Grand Turk, there is so much to learn about the history of the culture and people of the island. The museum also hosts a variety of events to further education and support the museum, so see if any of the festival days or movie nights fall during your traveling plans.

ECO-TOURISM

If you want to see as much of the marine wilds of Turks and Caicos as you can, sign up for one of the manySnorkel Tours on the island. You’ll get to go out with a group to some of the country’s best snorkeling hotspots. You’ll see tropical fish, stingray, and maybe even some reef sharks and sea turtles. The possibilities are endless as you explore the various points. Just remember the sunscreen!

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When an island is hit with a natural disaster, it can become a very isolating event. So having a well-financed and well-stocked Turks & Caicos Islands Red Cross is imperative in assuring that the country will be able to recover swiftly from any eventuality.

With 30 islands strewn about, there is plenty of open water for stunning coral reefs. However, the coral reefs are always under attack due to climate change and various maritime activities. Luckily enough, the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund was founded to work to protect these natural gems not just for Turks & Caicos, but for the benefit of all of us.

Capital: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Population: 107,000
Language: English
Currency: United States Dollar
Religion: Protestant, Roman Catholic
National Bird: Bananaquit
National Flower: Yellow Cedar
National Dish: Fungie: cornmeal, cooked to the consistency of polenta, with okra mixed in. Often served with saltfish.
Motto: “United in Pride and Hope”
The National Flag: The flag has a white background. In the middle is a golden eagle to symbolize the United States. The eagle is covered in a coat of arms that mimics the United States flag. In the eagle’s left talon is an olive branch, symbolizing peace. In the right talon are three arrows, one each for St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. The letters “V” and “I” are on the left and right of the eagle, respectively.

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