“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?
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?
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!
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