Diving

West Caicos This largely uninhabited island is fringed with pristine, fish-filled reefs.

Grand Turk The extensive northeastern reefs, so treacherous to shipping, are a diver's delight.

Middle Caicos When the Atlantic calms down, the north barrier reef provides sheer drops and coral aplenty.

Providenciales No need to trek: TCI's busiest island is fringed with magnificent reef and coral heads.

Wildlife

Whales Thousands of migrating humpback whales pass close to Salt Cay, every February or March.

Iguanas The Turks & Caicos iguana thrives in isolated spots such as Little Water Cay.

Sharks Just off Provo you can see reef, bull, lemon, hammerhead and many other species.

Birds The unspoiled forests and mangroves of Middle Caicos are a bird-watcher's dream.

Dining

Coco Bistro Island food is taken to new levels at this handsome fine diner.

Coyaba French technique and Caribbean ingredients marry to produce memorable food.

Da Conch Shack The quintessential Provo beachside place for cracked conch and rum punch.

Osprey Wednesday and Sunday BBQs see fresh-caught fish taken to new heights.

History

Wade's Green Plantation The jungle-claimed ruins of this 18th-century cotton plantation are wonderfully evocative.

National Museum This fantastic little museum brings shipwrecks and Grand Turk's history to life.

Grand Turk Lighthouse Shipped from England in pieces in 1852, this iconic beacon watches over Grand Turk's northeast reef.

Sapodilla Hill The rock carvings here attest to centuries of visitation from pirates and other seamen.