Hailed as the best kept secret among long-haul holidaymakers, the exotic isles of Turks & Caicos are rapidly becoming the on-trend holiday destination of Caribbean connoisseurs. Refined yet unpretentious, Turks & Caicos's growing portfolio of resorts specialise in excellent value low-key luxury, ranging from the social hub of Providenciales to the countless uninhabited islets peppered across the ocean that make for desert-island-esque excursions. Caribbean veterans looking to mix up their routine need look no further than Turks & Caicos.
- Flight time: Approx 9 hours
- Passport & Visa: No visa required for UK passport holders
- Currency: United States Dollar
- Time Zone: GMT-4
- Language: English
Turks & Caicos were inhabited by Taino and Lucayan Indians, who left a rich heritage of seafaring, salt raking and farming that lingers to this day. "Turks" is a reference to the indigenous Turk's head cactus and Caicos is from the Lucayan term "caya hico" meaning string of islands.
Things to do
Known as one of the world's premier diving destinations, a visit to Turks & Caicos is the inspiration you need to try diving for the first time. If adrenaline is more your thing, race the waves on a wake board or sight-see from aboard a kayak. Shopping at big-name outlets is also a great pass time, or visit pirate caves and dream about buried treasures.
Average temperatures range between 29°C - 32°C June - October, cooling slightly November - May with average temperatures of 27°C - 29°C. Constant trade winds add refreshing touches to the climate, and in an average year Turks & Caicos enjoys 350 days of sunshine.
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