Islands


On the Turks and Caicos you can find beautiful topical islands. Located just east of the Bahamas and north of the Hispaniola, it's the home of 8 main islands and around 300 smaller islands and cays.
The islands are divided in two main groups; the larger Caicos group and smaller Turks group. Cockburn Town on Grand Turk is the capital. However, the island of Providenciales is the main centre of population and tourism.

Providenciales
The most populated and tourist-orientated island. Providenciales has a lot to offer when it comes to sandy beaches, hotels, resorts, restaurants and activities. Grace Bay is the most famous beach of the country and host of the most accommodations. Providenciales is also the home of the international airport and serves you well as the base of your Turks and Caicos exploration.

Grand Turk
Located on the eastern tip of the island chain, Grand Turk hosts the capital town of the Turks and Caicos Island; Cockburn Town. Grand Turk is also a hub for cruise liners in the Caribbean. The island is known for it's excellent diving and snorkeling spots.

Salt Cay
Found on the extreme south east of the archipelago, Salt Cay is a small but attractive island mainly because of it's salty history. This UNESCO World Heritage Site brings you back to the time of the great salt industries. Excellent for a day trip.

Parrot&Pine Cay
Just north of Providenciales lay the tiny islands of Parrot Cay and Pine Cay. These little paradises are known as the most beautiful spots of the whole island chain. The islands serve mainly as host for some exclusive resorts.

North Caicos
North Caicos is widely know as a bird-watching paradise. It has some amazing protected reserves combined with swamp lands. Nice empty sandy beaches are guarenteed, perfect for those who seek some privacy far away from the busy Grace Bay Beaches.

Middle Caicos
The largest island of the Turks and Caicos, it has some beautiful natural spots te explore. Middle Caicos is famous for the Conch Bar Caves and the Mudjin Harbors cliffs overlooking the white sandy beaches. The Crossing Place Trail offers a 5 mile walking path along the shore.

East Caicos
East Caicos is an uninhabited island and holds the highest point of the archipelago; Flamingo hill. Once a busy plantation, Jacksonville is now a ruin town which can be explored. Some parts of this islands are more remote and wilder than the other islands. Perfect for those who seeking adventure.

South Caicos
South Caicos is a small island mainly kwown for it's fishing. Cockburn Harbor is a nice little town which attracts many visitor each year. Boat charters are a very populair way to explore the rich fishing ground around the island. There are some excellent walking trails on the island.

West Caicos
West Caicos is the most western island of the Turks and Caicos. The island is uninhabited and is mostly known for the reefs near the western coast. Here you will find one the best diving spots of the archipelago. Currently there's a new Ritz-Carlton resort under construction.

Ambergris Cay
At 3.3 miles long and 1.5 mile wide, Ambergris Cay is really just a speck of land. But the privately-owned island punches above its weight and boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the Turks and Caicos.



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