Looking for a destination featuring picture-perfect white sand beaches sans the hoards of party tourists? You’ll find exactly that when you visit Turks and Caicos!
Not only does this set of islands boast some of the most incredible beaches in the Caribbean, but the country is also home to a super laid back vibe, plenty of outdoor adventures, and some of the world’s finest reefs to snorkel in.
Not convinced yet? Here’s a list with just a few of the reasons you need to visit Turks and Caicos next!
It boasts some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Without the crowds.
Thirty years ago, most people had no idea the country even existed and the first resort wasn’t actually built until the 80s! While the crowds of tourists are hanging out somewhere in the Bahamas or Jamaica, you’ll get your own piece of beach paradise all to yourself without the hoards of spring breakers.
Even though Great Turk is a popular cruise destination, it’s easy to avoid the day crowds by heading over to smaller islands. I mean, Turks and Caicos is a chain of dozens of cays and islands – only eight which are inhabited – so it’s all really just a matter of choosing where to go!
It’s almost always sunny.
The Caribbean is an amazing part of the world to visit regardless of what island or country you pick, but there’s always the matter of researching to make sure you don’t plan your holiday during hurricane season.
Enter: Turks and Caicos, one of the few countries in the Caribbean that rarely gets rain. In fact, on average, it gets 360 days of sun per year!
Getting there is a breeze.
There are so many incredible destinations all over the world, but if you only have a few days off from work, taking a long flight to Europe or even Hawaii might not be the best decision. Turks and Caicos is a paradise that US citizens and Canadians can reach in less than three hours from major cities like Toronto, Miami, NYC, and more!
If you love snorkeling, you’ve found paradise.
You’d think you’ve found the prettiest sights in the Caribbean as soon as you step foot on the soft white sands of Grace Bay Beach, but Turks and Caicos’ little secret is the colorful marine life that lives under its waves.
The Turks and Caicos boast the third largest barrier reef in the world and incredible wall dive sites. Feeling in the mood for spotting some pink-dotted fish or vibrant coral? Get your fins and snorkeling masks and dive straight in!
But if snorkeling is not your jam, there are also plenty of other incredible water activities.
Let’s get real here, not everyone is dive-certified or loves to snorkel. Luckily, the Turks and Caicos offer plenty of other water activities that don’t necessarily involve going under the waves. Kiteboarding, parasailing, windsurfing, day cruises, and paddle boarding are other fun activities offered all over the country. Splatter yourself up with sunblock and take your pick!