About the Turks and Caicos
|he Turks and Caicos lie at the far southeast corner of the Bahamas archipelago, approximately 575 miles from Miami, Florida and are comprised of over 40 Islands and uninhabited cays including 8 major islands: Grand Turk, Salt Cay, West Caicos, Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos and South Caicos.
The most inhabited of all the islands and certainly the most visited is Providenciales, also known as "Provo". With only 6,000 permanent residents, it's a wonderfully uncrowded and friendly place to be.
A variety of fine hotels offer comfortable accommodations, and the opportunities for excellent dining and entertainment are plentiful. Provo is known as one of the premier destinations in the Caribbean for snorkeling and scuba diving, due largely to the magnificent coral reef which surrounds and protects her shoreline. As a result, 12 miles of pristine, white sand beaches ranks Provo among the finest in the world.
From Provo, the full breadth of the Turks & Caicos Islands is open to enjoy and explore, including dozens of small uninhabited cays and sister islands, many of which are tropical wilderness land. Also known for its favorable year-round climate, the average Provo temperature is a balmy, breezy 78ºF.
|Virtual Tours of the Turks and Caicos (click to enlarge)