The Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands are 575 miles southeast of Miami, with The Bahamas 30 miles to the northwest and the Dominican Republic 100 miles to the southeast.
The Turks and Caicos are a chain of 40 islands that include Providenciales (the most populated island) as well as Grand Turk, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, and more. There are two airports—on Providenciales and Grand Turk—but most travelers fly in to Providenciales. For trips to the other islands, charter a boat or go with tour operators.
TCI is blessed with an abundance of natural riches – white powdery beaches, turquoise waters and some of the best beaches in the Caribbean – the Turks and Caicos Islands have a reputation for exclusivity.
Sunny, even temperatures make the Turks and Caicos islands a year-round destination, although travelers should be aware that hurricane season lasts from June to November. You’ll get better hotel rates (and fewer crowds) during hurricane season—the rain is sporadic and manageable. If you do visit in low season, do your best to plan your meals ahead of time, as a few bars and restaurants are bound to be closed for renovations.
There are taxis on the island, but the best way to get around is by renting a car, which is available at the airport. The British Overseas Territory follows the U.K system and drives on the left side of the road, so give yourself some time to get used to it.
Frequently Asked Questions
The average temperature is 83°F (28°C). The hottest months are September and October when the temperature can reach 90° to 95°F (33°-35°C). Steady easterly trade winds temper the heat.