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Turks and Caicos Islands : When and where to go?
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Turks and Caicos Islands: Climate & Weather
The islands enjoy a tropical climate that is tempered by the presence of trade winds.
27°C - 81°F
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Turks and Caicos Islands: Map
What to do in Turks and Caicos Islands
Diving spots and nature reserves (33 in all!) Are the assets of this destination. You will also find numerous lakes, sheltering birds and various animals.
On Middle Caicos, high cliffs overlook the beaches, making it different from the other, more flat islands. Caves are dug, and they are grouped in Conch Bar Caves National Park: you can explore them with a guide who will tell you the story of this place once sacred for the Lucayans Indians over 600 years ago.
The island of Provo attracts travelers due to its large sandy beach, Grace Bay, where restaurants and shops are located, as well as many hotels. On West Caicos, divers will admire black coral and giant sponges, while on North Caicos, stunning, deserted beaches like Whitby or Pumpkin Bluff will give you the feeling of being Robinson Crusoe. You still have to discover Middle Caïcos with its mangrove and pine forests, the reefs of South Caïcos and its thousands of lobsters, and Grand Turk and Salt Cay where the transparent waters are populated by multicolored fish that evolve in a coral jungle , Where you can observe the whales between January and March.
The nature reserves shelter numerous species, both animal and floral: pink flamingos, iguanas, turtles, various fish, corals, whales, dolphins, lobsters. One even encounters wild donkeys in the countryside!
From a cultural point of view, do not forget to discover the naïve painting of local artists, with their bright colors and their themes inspired by the immediate environment.
Activities to practice: golf, diving, water sports, fishing.
Turks and Caicos Islands : The basics
To enter the territory, a valid passport is required if the length of stay is less than 30 days.
The current currency is the dollar.
International flights land at Providenciales Airport.
To get around on the spot, the car is the most convenient solution. You can also borrow taxis, or rent bicycles. Some of the larger islands are connected by air. On Provo, there is a bus line, and only one, from Leeward Street to Sapodilla Bay. There are also ferries connecting Norh Caïcos to South Caïcos.
Budget: Hotels are rather expensive, but if you rent a private room with kitchenette, or even a villa, you can find its happiness from 100 € per night. Ditto for restaurants: no dishes for less than 25 €. But you can go to shopping malls for local and buy products at affordable prices.
Health: No compulsory vaccination. Check that the vegetables and meat are cooked properly, and peel your fruit. It is better to drink only bottled water.
Safety: there is no special precaution to take.
Shopping: You will find few choices, apart from some jewelry, soaps, bath salts. The best shops are located on Grand Turk.