If you’ve ever had someone describe a trip to Turks and Caicos to you, it’s likely they have tried in vain to describe the color of the bright Caribbean water. Somewhere between a celeste, turquoise, and tiffany, the water is nearly fluorescent and set against startling white sand. And, with a commitment to eco-preservation, it’s likely to stay that way for years to come. In Turks and Caicos, you can enjoy these unspoiled beaches both on land and underwater. Kite surfing, kayaking and sailing are popular excursions. The island is also home to the world’s only conch farm.
Same-sex marriage is not currently recognized under the law in Turks and Caicos. For information about symbolic ceremonies, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Turks and Caicos. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of the islands is English and the native population also speaks Creole.
The official currency of Turks and Caicos is the US dollar.
Climate & Beaches
Turks and Caicos have a relatively dry and sunny marine tropical climate. During the summer months, temperatures rarely exceed 91 degrees F, and during the winter months, temperatures average around 81 degrees F.
Providenciales, commonly known as “Provo,” is the most decorated island in the Turks and Caicos, hosting some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Be sure to stop by Long Bay Beach or Grace Bay, with its stunning reef waters and sugar white sand. The Caicos Cays is a National Trust nature reserve and home to secluded and untouched beaches.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Black forest is a dramatic wall dive and one of the island’s most beautiful- and unusual. There are a number of reefs, harbors, and cays on the islands ranging from popular and amenity-filled to untouched and secluded. Off the beaten path, try horseback riding through the water in Providenciales for a romantic excursion. For a luxurious night out, we recommend visiting the Regent Palms. Not only is it beautiful, but it is a great spot for LGBT travelers to unwind.
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