Located to the southeast of the Bahamas, the Turks & Caicos Islands are made up of eight major islands and numerous uninhabited smaller ones, known as ‘cays’. They are renowned for their numerous white sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs, and are consistently rated among the top ten diving locations in the world. Providenciales, the largest island, is just an hour’s flight from Miami and is well connected with other cities in the US and Europe.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • The Turks & Caicos Islands have some exceptional diving, with more than 1,000 square miles of coral reef encircling the islands, excellent wall diving and a healthy marine environment.
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Original Highlight

Conch fritters. Yes, you can get them elsewhere in the Caribbean, but they are so good in Turks and Caicos they even host an annual Conch festival to celebrate this deliciously unhealthy snack.

Stephanie, Original Traveller

A note on price

A trip to Turks and Caicos over peak season (Christmas time) could cost up to £10,000 per person if flying business class. Learn more about our pricing

Where to stay in Turks & Caicos

Amanyara

Amanyara

Amanyara is located by a 1,000 foot white-sand beach on the northwest coast of Providenciales, the capital island of the Turks & Caicos.

Amanyara
Parrot Cay

Parrot Cay

Parrot Cay is the pre-eminent private island in this previously forgotten corner of the Caribbean.

Parrot Cay
Meridian Club at Pine Cay

Meridian Club at Pine Cay

This is how the Caribbean ought to be - no crowds, no cars and no noise.

Meridian Club at Pine Cay

Details for Turks & Caicos

A little more info

This forgotten corner of the Caribbean was placed firmly back on the map by the opening in 1998 of the excellent Parrot Cay. Further legitimacy arrived on the coat-tails of the opening of Amanyara in 2006.

Original Travel knows both hotels well and aside from indulging at these two five star retreats, diving is a key activity for visitors here. The Turks & Caicos Islands has some exceptional diving, with more than 1,000 square miles of coral reef encircling the islands, excellent wall diving and a healthy marine environment.

In fact the coral reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park are right offshore from Amanyara, and for the truly dedicated diver, the Turks & Caicos Aggressor is one of the finest liveaboard dive boats anywhere in the world, allowing access to further flung dive sites that can't be reached in day trips from any of the island hotels.

Back on dry land, there are excellent spas offering a range of treatments for the rejuvenation of body and mind, as well as yoga. Island hopping visits to the Iguana & Sand Dollar Islands are also possible. Finally there's good snorkelling in the shallow turquoise waters, catamarans, Laser sailboats, boogie boards and sea kayaks and an 18-hole championship golf course to tempt you away from the poolside.

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — 27°C / 80°F
  • Rainfall — 4cm / 1.6 inches
  • Water Temp. — 26°C / 78°F
Flight from London

8:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs

Eleanor and Stephanie are our Turks & Caicos experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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