Turks and Caicos is a necklace of flat, sand-fringed islands and cays, strung across calm, limpid waters southeast of The Bahamas. The islands have been inhabited for the best part of two millennia -in the 18th century pirates used to hide out in the cays - and are today one of a number of British Overseas Territories in the region. With their powder white beaches, shaded by gently waving palm trees, these islands certainly look the part. But what gives them the edge over so many of their neighbours is what lies beneath. Boasting the third largest coral barrier reef in the world, this one of the top 10 diving and snorkelling destinations, yielding a breathtaking array of exotic and native fish as well as Caribbean reef sharks, lobster and hawksbill turtles. Another string to the islands' considerable bow is the perfect climate - cooled by the eastern trade winds, the Turks and Caicos bask in an average of 350 days of sunshine a year. Visitors stay mainly on the two most developed islands of Providenciales - known as Provo - and Grand Turk, with an elite few travelling on to one of the private island resorts tucked away in the cays. Those pirates certainly knew where to find all the best spots.

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    Flight time from London
    15 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC-4
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    Currency
    USD
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    Best Time to go
    January - April
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    Average Temperature
    20°C - 32°C

Featured Turks & Caicos Resorts

COMO Parrot Cay

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Facade and swimming pool of The Residence at Como Parrat Cat, Turks and Caicos Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Dazzling private island resort offering ‘foot-in-the-sand’ luxury with a stylish Asian-Caribbean twist. Extensive holistic retreat facilities make this the perfect spot for a complete battery recharge.

Amanyara

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Facade of a villa at Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

East meets West at this ultra-exclusive resort from the Aman stable, set between a marine national park and a nature reserve, on the secluded tip of Providenciales.

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