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
  • We stayed with you guys last year also in Ballyhoo and had a great time, this is our 4th year in a row and we are very happy with TC villas!
    Chuck
  • I have been down to TCI 5 times booking at different villas, but I have to say TCI villa offers the most competitive pricing and I like the fact that your properties are mostly located on the oceanfront. Thank you!
    Daisy
    CA
  • We’ve been clients of TC Villas for 13 years and have enjoyed renting in various villas in different locations on the island. We always have felt safe and secure in these rentals and any \”whim\” was responded to in record time. Thumbs up to Dinesh for her warm welcome and willingness to be at our service. Our 3 weeks flew by with record speed and we will be returning in 2019 for a \”larger slice of paradise\”
    Paula
    Atlanta
  • From the first contact to the last TC Villas was outstanding! I have NO complaints at all. Very well run organization even when you encounter two hurricanes. You have all done an awesome job! I thank you very much for making my job of organizing our trip so easy.
    Laurie at Villa Cascade
    California
  • This was our first time with TC Villas. I am completely happy. Linda and Kerry were very helpful while we were on property. Very friendly and knowledgeable people. Thank you for everything. We will definitely use TC Villas again.
    Mr. Caputo
    Illinois
  • Based on our 11 years of experience, we\’ve recommended TC Villas to many friends. Several have already rented. Our most recent recommendation happened last weekend. We try to keep Indianapolis people coming your way.
    Bruce and Cheri
    Indianapolis
  • 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

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