Introducing Turks & Caicos
The Turks and where? That’s the reaction most people have when you mention these tropical isles. Although small in size, they offer a range of experiences. Providenciales gets all the noise and has constant construction along its beautiful main beach. It's an ever-more-popular destination for upscale vacationers looking for low-key fun in the sun.
But everywhere else in the Turks and Caicos (population 32,500) makes Providenciales look like Manhattan. On island after island, you'll find very few people, endless blindingly white beaches and no end of good diving and snorkeling offshore. Even the nominal capital, cute little colonial Grand Turk, seems like a characterful backwater on any day cruise ships aren't in port.
If you're looking for your desert-island-paradise, you might find it in the Turks and Caicos.
From posh beachside resorts in Providenciales to the gorgeous remote desert islands of fantasies.
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Need to know
Providenciales, or Provo as it’s known locally, is the tourism capital of the Turks and Caicos. It’s home to a busy international airport, some fairly rampant development and its crowning glory, miles of beautiful white-sand beaches along its northern coast. Everything is modern and commercial because it's mostly new.