The Turks and Caicos is a tropical Atlantic archipelago located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. The country is a British Overseas Territory with a population of about 30,000 spread over just nine islands even though the area includes 100 named islands and cays.
The main islands are the
Turks Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, and the larger Caicos Islands group of Providenciales, North Caicos Middle Caicos, East Caicos, South Caicos and West Caicos to the west. The majority of the population resides on the island of Providenciales. The second largest population is on Grand Turk as well as the nation’s capital city.
Turks & Caicos also offers some great conveniences for Americans in that they speak English, use the American dollar and flights depart from many major cities. Once there, there are several options for accommodations including one of the popular all-inclusive resorts, traditional hotels or smaller rental villas.
The Turks and Caicos is unique in the Caribbean as it has one of the lowest average annual rainfalls. Hurricane season does affect them, but most of the time temps are 75-90F and perfect for enjoying world-class scuba diving, beaches, fishing and touring the islands. You might even meet a donkey :-).