Traveling to Turks & Caicos

Traveling to Turks & Caicos

“Beautiful by Nature” is the slogan of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), and it is easy to see why! With miles of pristine white sandy beaches, spectacular stretches of coral reef, and calm gem-blue waters full of tropical fish, the 40 islands and cays of the Turks and Caicos Islands truly are brimming with natural beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need a passport?

Yes!

Where are the villas?

All our holiday villas are located on the most populous island in TCI named Providenciales, or Provo for short. Provo is the location of the main airport in TCI, the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and is the tourist and commercial center of the country.

Where is Providenciales?

Providenciales is one island in the group of islands known as Turks and Caicos. Located approximately 575 miles southeast of Miami, TCI is east of Cuba and North of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

What is the Airport code?

PLS

What language do they speak?

The official language of Turks and Caicos is English and the currency is the US Dollar.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Yes we do, contact a villa specialist for details.

What is the weather like?

Temperature: TCI enjoys an arid climate with an average 350 days of sunshine per year; temperatures range from the mid 70’s to the high 90’s, typically. Although, technically speaking, TCI is located in the Atlantic Ocean and not in the Caribbean Sea, the islands are a truly Caribbean destination.

Are children allowed in the villas?

Most of our villas welcome children and infants, though they DO count towards occupancy.

Our one bedroom cottages do not accept children or babies, though Nutmeg and Coriander will accept one child with an additional fee.

Do you offer any all-inclusive packages?

No, our villas are all self-catering. We are happy to make recommendations for fishing, restaurants, kayak tours, etc.

Can I get married at one of the villas?

The villas do not permit weddings.

Is the island safe?

While Turks and Caicos remains one of the safest countries in the Caribbean, theft does occur. Please give us a call if you’re concerned, we have been frequent visitors of Provoi for years and are happy to answer all your questions!

Do you offer other islands?

Providenciales and only Providenciales, since 1970.

Are there nude beaches in Provo?

You would be amazed how often we get this question! The answer is no, sorry!

What is the time zone?

Eastern Standard Time.

Will my cell phone work on island?

Most cell phones will be in roaming status on island. What we generally do is put our smart phones on “airplane mode” and connect to the wifi in the villa. Check with your service provider for roaming rates.

Is there Wifi in my villa?

All our cottages and villas have wifi, but wifi can go down at any time. Most guests don’t experience issues, but Provo is a small island (23 miles wide) and infrastructure glitches can cause internet access to go down from time to time. During the day? Go outside and enjoy the beach! During the night? Have you ever looked at the stars in the Caribbean?

Can I get an early check in/late check out?

We would love to accommodate that request, but the maids do need the full 4 hours in between the 11:00 check-in and 3:00 check-out to clean and prepare the villa.

Can I take a taxi?

There are taxis on the island, but most of our guests rent cars. Taxis can be few or far between on this small island, and we personally prefer to have a rental car for grocery trips, restaurants, or to check out that top secret beach on the south shore!

  • What is there to do on island?
    • Check out our Blog to see journals from our experiences island specialists!
  • Is there a Direct Flight from my city?
    • Airline Services To Providenciales International Airport (code PLS): These cities have non-stop flights direct to Providenciales (subject to change by the airlines at any time):

Atlanta on Delta

Boston on American

Boston on JetBlue

Charlotte on US Air

Dallas / Fort Worth on American

Fort Lauderdale on Spirit

Kingston on Sky King

London on British Airways

Miami on American

Nassau on Sky King

New York on American

New York on JetBlue

Newark on Continental

Ottowa on Air Canada

Philadelphia on US Air

Toronto on Air Canada

A Few Words from Our Guests
  • Good experience from start to finish with the TC Villas team. Looking forward to our next booking with them.
    Jack
    New York
  • It was great dealing with TC Villas. I had contacted several other rental companies in TC and Jamaica during my search. TC was the only company that responded promptly. I will keep you guys in mind for future travel. Thanks!
    Jeff
    Louisiana
  • Can’t thank everyone at TC Villas for their responsiveness and assistance in getting our stay set up. Everything about the villa was top notch: location, condition, amenities, etc. We will definitely be recommending TC Villas to our friends and family!
    Ted
    MO
  • Everything we needed and much more. Just like being at home!! Will definitely recommend TC Villas!!
    The Woodlands
    Kansas
  • We sincerely appreciated renting from your agency. I felt like I could ask countless questions and was always met with courteous answers to everything. This was our first trip to the island, and it was really a great experience to rent with TC villas, as the information you provided was very specific. Hopefully we get to come back to Turks and Caicos again in the future and can rent with you all again.
    The May Family
    PA
  • The trip was great. For a week of the trip we stayed in a one bedroom cottage “Ballyhoo”. The cottage was great and it was everything and a little more than advertised. We were very happy with our connection to TC Villas. In addition to the property being great. The people we worked with all along the way were amazing. Booking, directions etc. were easy. And the people on island managing the property were awesome to deal with and had great info about the area.
    The Frames Family
    Washington State
  • July 2015: TC Villas has been wonderful to work with. Lots of helpful information. Very quick to respond to questions. The house and grounds were lovely. As described. Pictures were as seen online. Overall- a fantastic experience.
    Mary Ann
    Louisiana
  • June 2015 Our experience with TC Villas was nothing short of first class. Every person I talked to was quick to respond and made me feel welcome. I would 100% recommend staying at a villa over a resort. Thank you so much for making our honeymoon the best first week of marriage.
    Ben
  • May 2015 From my very first phone contact with TCVILLAS, I knew that I had found the right company to coordinate this very important family vacation of celebrating our two daughter’s 40th Birthdays, one daughter’s 14th wedding anniversary and the other daughter’s renewal of wedding vows. No matter who answered the phone, they were able to assist with questions and you always felt as though you were a very important client. It was so nice to know that the entire staff was familiar with your rental agreement and did not have to wait for only one person to handle your account. Any emails sent were responded with answers within the hour. I would like to thank the entire staff for their recommendations from scuba diving, car rentals, restaurants, grocery store options and general information that made our visit to the island an amazing vacation with so many wonderful memories to remember for a lifetime.
    Susan
    Arizona
  • Thanks again for helping us make wonderful memories that will last us a lifetime! We can’t wait to come back to Turks & Caicos…we fell in love with the island!
    A.B.
    Baton Rouge, LA

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