*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).
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
What is Sargassum? Sargassum is heaps of seaweed thrown out on the shore. It is brown in color and is found in the tropical and temperate oceans with preferences towards shallow waters or coral reefs. Sargassum is widely distributed throughout the Carribean shoreline between the months of March to June. The algae formations that these seaweeds are washes onRead 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
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
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 stops on every corner, there is a growing number of small boutiques and local stands in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. We have highlighted a few of our favorite spots to find souvenirs or essentials that you forgot to pack. Read 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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