Turks and Caicos is a series of 40 low-lying islands. The British Overseas Territory is located in the Southeast of the Caribbean and surrounded by over 14 miles of coral reef. The islands are a favourite for people seeking luxury resorts, adventure, and romantic beaches. More than twice the size of Barbados with a population 7.5 times smaller, there are plenty of opportunities to escape and relax from the hustle and bustle.
Flying to Turks and Caicos on a Private Charter Jet with Admiral Jet
Each of the main islands has its own airport. All of which are accessible by private charter flights (in some cases only accessible by these smaller and faster aircraft). The four main airports are:
- Grand Turk International
- North Caicos Airport
- Providenciales Airport
- South Caicos Airport
Being in the Caribbean, the sea’s temperatures reach a scorching 30°C (86°F) in the summer. Even in the winter, you would be looking at the sea temperature reaching 25°C (that’s still hotter than the UK’s in the height of Summer). Just make sure you take plenty of eco-friendly suntan lotion!
Try the Food
Being a Caribbean Island, Turks and Caicos has a massive variety of food that comes steeped in tradition and flavours to match. One of the staples of the island is Cracked Conch; you can get it in a salad, deep-fried, conch pizza, and loads more variations. What is more, being an island that doesn’t like wasting anything, the shells are turned into beautiful pieces of jewellery, ideal for bringing gifts home.
The Amazing Wildlife and Natural Wonders of Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos is surrounded by a coral reef, full to the brim with marine life. The diverse marine life includes:
- Lemon sharks
- Hawksbill turtles
In fact, there are thousands of species of marine life within the Turks and Caicos Islands. And, if you time your trip right (January to March), you can be greeted by gigantic humpback whales.
On land, you can find over 200 species of birds, the endangered rock iguanas, and land crabs, to name a few.
Events in Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos have a year-round events calendar that is jam-packed with exciting activities that take modern and cultural traditions to a height that is popular among tourists. There are boating events, food, and wine, Maskanoo, raves, and so many more. Plan your trip just right, and you’ll be joining in with the festivities.
Top Tips for visiting Turks and Caicos
Watch Out for Hurricanes
Hurricane season in this part of the world is August – October. This is when the winds are high, and the season for visiting these beautiful islands is over.
No Visa Required from the UK
If you are travelling from the UK, you don’t need to worry about getting a visa. So you can visit here as often as you like!
Snorkelling in The Reef
A stunning ecosystem frames Turks and Caicos. The coral reef around these islands is easily accessible. Get your snorkelling gear on and discover this diverse and rich habitat of marine life.