*A valid passport is required to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The islands of Turks and Caicos are framed with beautiful white sand beaches. Visitors can find world famous beaches like Grace Bay Beach or other less trafficked beaches as well. Check out TC Villas blog to see our staff’s favorite beaches and helpful tips on which beaches are best for wind surfing, sunsets, children, snorkeling, etc.
*There are no nude beaches in Turks and Caicos.
From June to October the average temperature ranges between 85 to 90 degrees (29 – 32°C) and the water temperature between 82 to 84 degrees (28 – 29°C).
From November to May the average temperature ranges between 80 to 84 degrees (27 – 29°C) and the water temperature between 74 to 78 degrees (23 – 26°C).
A constant trade wind keeps the climate comfortable all year round. The average annual rainfall ranges from 21 inches in the east of the Turks and Caicos Islands to 40 inches in the west. The Turks and Caicos Islands enjoy an average of 350 days of sunshine per year.
The Turks and Caicos Islands boast one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean. However, normal precautions and common sense should still be followed. Do not leave valuables unattended and lock all doors and windows. Any incidents should be reported immediately to the Royal Turks and Caicos Police.
The official currency of the Turks and Caicos Islands is the US dollar. Most credit cards are also readily accepted.
Customs & Immigration
Duty free goods that may be brought in to the Turks and Caicos Islands include: 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, 1.136 liters of spirits or wine and perfume for personal use.
All US Citizens traveling by air to the Turks and Caicos Islands must have a valid US passport. This is a new US government requirement effective from January 8, 2007. Visitors from other countries also require passports, but no visas are necessary with the exception of some former Eastern Bloc countries. If you have any doubts you are advised to contact the nearest British Consulate Office. All visitors must hold a round trip ticket and will be permitted to stay for a duration 90 days upon entry (possibility to renew).
Turks and Caicos is home to miles of beautiful coral reefs that make up part of the third largest reef system in the world and largest in the Atlantic. With many dive spots all around the islands, divers return year after year to enjoy the sea life, including whales (January-March), sea turtles, dolphins, and countless fish species.
The economy of the Turks and Caicos Islands is predominantly based on tourism, real estate development and seafood exports. There is also a growing offshore financial services sector.
110 volt/60 cycle which is suitable for US appliances. Visitors from other areas, particularly Europe, should check their appliances and bring an adapter.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Crown Colony. A Governor is appointed by Her Majesty The Queen and presides over an Executive Council formed by a democratically elected, local self-government. The legal system is based on English Common Law.
The Turks and Caicos Islands, TCI for short, are located in the Bahamas island chain east of Cuba. Check our Maps section to see a map of the islands.
There are approximately 30,000 full time residents in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the islands welcome over 350,000 visitors per year. The majority of the Turks and Caicos Islanders (known as “Belongers”) are of African descent. There is also a large expatriate population of Americans, Bahamians, British, Canadians, French and many other countries.
Turks and Caicos offers some of the next snorkeling in the world, with many great snorkeling spots located off the north shore of Providenciales. Smith’s Reef is a great spot with lots of coral and fish to see.
Turks and Caicos is on Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).
Buying a new or gently used sailboat can be a dream come true, and you may understandably be eager to finalize your purchase and take your vessel on the open waters. Sailing can be a relaxing mode of travel as well as a hobby or pastime that can be enjoyed on a regular basis. RegardlessRead more
While you will not find a large shopping district or a multitude of souvenir shops on every corner, there is a growing number of small boutiques and local stands in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. We have highlighted a few of our favorite spots to find souvenirs or essentials that you forgot to pack. How toRead more
If you are planning a family or group vacation to the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands, we have a great 7 bedroom villa perfect for a large party! Located on Long Bay Beach, this villa sits on a pristine white sandy beach that extends for 2.5 miles, perfect for long walks on the beach!Read more
Planning your next group or family vacation? Look no further than Turks and Caicos! Villa Aguaribay is the villa you’ve been waiting for. Take it from us, as part of the TC villas team just stayed in this villa for a week, and we were blown away by the beauty of this architectural dream! Aguaribay,Read more
My name is Dani and I have been a villa specialist With TC Villas for over 5 years now! One of the biggest perks of working with a luxury villa rental company is the obligation to view and test our beautiful villas. (It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it!) I recently wentRead more
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Completed in May 2015, Aguaribay is a stunning 5 bedroom beachfront villa outfitted in modern elegance. With plenty of room for 12 people, Aguaribay offers a beautiful private pool, cinema room, and breathtaking views of the beautiful crystal waters of Long Bay. Long Bay is increasingly becoming a closeRead more
Sapodilla Bay Beach is a great spot for basking in the sun, listening to the gentle lapping of the waves, and enjoying tranquil moments in a warm cove far from the hotels and resorts. With all the buzz on the world famous Grace Bay Beach, most of the beach spotlight on the islandRead more
Designed by the 2013 winner of Caribbean World Magazine’s “Best Architecture and Design Company of the Year”, RA Shaw Designs, Cascade is a grand masterpiece of a villa beachfront on the gorgeous Babalua Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Maybe it is the waterfall pool around the doorway, the multiple levelsRead more
We are very excited to announce two stunning properties added to our villa repertoire. We have already welcomed many happy guests to these beautiful villas, and once you see the pictures, you’ll understand why they were so pleased! Positioned on two acres of prime real estate on Long Bay Beach, Beach Villa Shambhala’s open livingRead more
The Turks and Caicos Kite Flying Competition is an annual event held on Easter Monday on the beach at the Children’s Park in the Lower Bight Beach Park on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Scheduled for Monday, April 22nd, 2019 -this event is a fun time for children and adults to enjoy the Caribbean breeze!Read more
Turks & Caicos, as we all know by now, offers a paradisiacal array of all things tropical. From its world-class (nearly private) beaches, jaw-dropping luxury villas, to hues of blue that’ll make you question reality, it’s easy to see why people want to visit. Having said that, only reptiles can survive on 350 days ofRead more
What could be better than sipping a morning coffee while gazing out over the tranquil turquoise waters of Caribbean islands on your very own beach vacation? How about sipping on coffee roasted locally right here in Turks and Caicos! Turks Coffee Roasters in the first and only of its kind in the country Lead byRead more
Working hard is an admirable quality highly prized in modern society, but there is a dark side to an unchecked compulsive need to work. While we all like to describe ourselves as a “hard worker,” could this fall back phrase be overdue for a societal re-think? As workaholic tendencies are being linked to health issuesRead more
Happy Holidays from TC Villas! It is that time of year again where the weather is colder, the traffic is worse and the to-do lists lengthen as daylight hours shorten. With all the beauty of the holidays, the stress can sure snowball! Here are our Top 5 Reasons to plan a getaway toRead more
Vacations are not only fun; they’re good for your health. Researchers have found that people who go on vacations have lower amounts of stress hormones, have lower blood pressure and are less likely to be overweight than people who don’t take vacations. The Framingham Heart Study , which began in 1948, found that men who didRead more
We are often asked why the forecast for Providenciales (Provo), Turks and Caicos always indicates rain in the forecast. While puzzling, it’s true; if you Google the weather on the island, it almost always forecasts rain. The truth is, Provo is a rather arid island and there’s not a “rainy season.” However, on occasion, rainsRead more
On just two evenings each month, following a full moon, something truly spectacular happens on the banks of Provo – and if you’re lucky enough to be there during this special time, you can get a front-row seat to watch it happen. A glow worm cruise allows you to experience one of TurksRead more
Located on the Northeastern tip of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, Leeward is an exclusive gated neighborhood that offers stunning sunsets and breezy views of the nearby mangrove island just a short kayak trip away. Some of the island’s grandest villas are located in this private neighborhood which offers many residents and renters docks forRead more
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is a wonderful choice for your family’s beach vacation. Here are a few reasons to pick Provo for an unforgettable getaway for both you and the kids! 1) Ease of getting there. Provo has its own airport, which accommodates large commercial planes coming in from Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, New York andRead more
Turtle Beach Villa: Villa Spotlight Its time to plan a vacation to remember, and you’ve heard about the beauty of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Perhaps you’ve imagined a private villa setting for your friends and family to make unforgettable memories. You can hear the ocean waves as you sip your coffee, you can feelRead more
Vacations are a great time to plan a photo shoot, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better setting to take great family or couple photos than the stunning island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. Whether you would like a family photo on the beach, action shots of the kids playing in the sandRead more
As you enter your 50s, 60s and beyond, you might have some disposable income to spend on beautiful getaways. Tropical paradises might call to you. Senior travel is more popular today than ever before. If you’re looking for both adventure and relaxation, check out these senior travel tips that will help you along the way.Read more
One might say that as a travel agent, I have a few insights on the best/worst aspects of luggage. I’ll never forget my first trip to Turks and Caicos with my new job as a villa specialist! I had just been given a vintage box suitcase and thought it was super trendy and theRead more
Set on the waters of Turtle Cove Marina, the Shark Bite Bar & Grill is run by owner Shannon Myers. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Shannon for an in-person interview to get to know a little bit more about her and her business. Here’s what she had to say: #1. Tell usRead more
Comprising 40 distinct islands, Turks and Caicos share an intricate cultural legacy that combines influences of the native Taíno people with that of French and Spanish explorers as well as the descendants of African slaves brought to the Caribbean to work in the salt trade. This fascinating blend of beliefs, customs, religions and ideas thatRead more
The Turks and Caicos Islands are world famous for the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, but are the photos really showcasing the correct colors of the water? Are photos depicting gorgeous turquoise hues of endless sea views accurately portraying what you’ll see on island? In a word, no. The photos you see onlineRead more
Grace Bay Beach is an award-winning world famous beach gaining press across travel sites and social media feeds. So what is it about Grace Bay that’s so special? To start, let’s go over a bit of geography on the island of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Grace Bay is the longest beach on the island, spanningRead more
Why You Should Try Stargazing in Providenciales (Provo), Turks and Caicos There is relatively little ambient light on the island of Provo, which helps provide conditions that are perfect for stargazing. Because of a lack of nighttime city lights, you’re likely to have your view of the sky unhindered. Another advantage is the far southernRead more
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