Resources

Turks and Caicos Tourism (www.turksandcaicostourism.com) Well presented and regularly updated official tourist site.

Where When How (www.wherewhenhow.com) Digital version of magazines dedicated to dining and accommodation in TCI.

Government of the Turks & Caicos Islands (www.gov.tc) Has a section for visitors.

Time of the Islands (www.timespub.tc) Digital version of the quarterly magazine dedicated to food, business, culture and other aspects of TCI life.

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/turks-and-caicos) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.

What to Take

  • You'll need insect repellent and sunscreen. They're available here, but are fiendishly expensive.
  • Good, light walking shoes and flip-flops.
  • Fins, snorkel and mask.
  • A light day pack.

What to Wear

Casual and beachy is the norm at most places, especially as it's rarely cool enough to demand even long pants or a light extra layer. There are a few establishments that will expect you to dress up for entry, although some top-end bars and restaurants have a basic dress code. TCI is a largely quiet, conservative and Christian country, so outlandish or very revealing clothes will attract attention, if not comment.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Ensure your travel documents are up-to-date, including current ESTA authorization or a visa if you're transiting through the US.
  • Arrange appropriate travel insurance.
  • Check airline baggage restrictions.
  • Inform your debit- or credit-card company you’re heading abroad.