Your Turks & Caicos Cheat Sheet

Though Turks & Caicos Islands are a popular destination for beach lovers, many people have never heard of these small Caribbean Islands! With the #2 beach in the world, Grace Bay Beach, and beautiful turquoise water teaming with sea life, these islands are an unforgettable vacation destination! Here are a few FAQs and pertinent info needed to visit this beautiful island country.

 

TCI map

 

Where in the world?

Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI for short) are a group of over 40 islands and cays located Southeast of the Bahamas and just North of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Providenciales (often called Provo for short) is one of the Western Islands and is home to a majority of the tourism as well as the International Airport (PLS).  Though other islands in Turks and Caicos do have hotels and resorts, Provo is home to some of the best beaches and restaurants in the country. All our properties are in Provo and within a 15 minute drive from PLS.

Here are a few short FAQs for your reference:

Currency: US Dollar

Language: English

Population: 31,458 residents as of 2012 census. The island also plays temporary home to many tourists from all over the world, including the US, Canada, UK, Brazil, and others!

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

Transportation: While there are taxis on island, we highly recommend for our guests to rent a car.

Climate: 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.

Beaches:

Reef Pearl 2017_07

Grace Bay Beach: Grace Bay Beach is an 11 mile beach which starts in the center of Provo and extends to the North Eastern tip of the island along the North shore. Many of the island’s tourism infrastructure including resorts, hotels and restaurants are located in the Grace Bay area. (But, even other beaches are always within a 15-20 minute drive max to the Grace Bay area, the whole island is only 23 miles wide!) Grace Bay Beach is famous for sugar white sand, crystal clear water and excellent snorkeling on Smith’s Reef in Turtle Cove.

 

Smaller Turtle Cove Blow Up (3-28-16) Orange Lines

 

Our Grace Bay Villas are located in Turtle Cove, which is walking distance to 5 restaurants and home to Smith’s Reef, the best snorkeling on island! Here are our villas in Turtle Cove:

One bedroom Villas Perfect for a Romantic Getaway: Ballyhoo, Callaloo, Nutmeg, Coriander, Little Plum , Ocean Edge, Water Edge, Sea Edge

2-3 bedrooms: Plum Wild, Wild Cherry, Reef Pearl, Conch Beach Villa

4-5 bedrooms: Reef Beach House, Beach Villa Sandstone, Turtle Beach Villa, Dawn Beach Villa

6 bedrooms: Beach Villa Oceanus, Beach Villa Tamarind, Turtle Breeze Villa

 

Long Bay Beach:

 

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Stretching 2.5 miles along the Southeastern tip of the island, Long Bay Beach is the second largest beach on the island. It is a beautiful white sandy beaches with some of the most beautiful turquoise waters we’ve ever seen!

Here are our beautiful luxury villas beachfront on Long Bay Beach:

Conched Out, Long Bay House, Villa Isla, Villa Aguaribay, Sandy Beaches, Hampton House

Sapodilla Bay Beach and Taylor Bay Beach:

 

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Located on the Southwestern part of Provo, Sapodilla Bay and Taylor Bay are crescent shaped beaches with very shallow water. These are great pics for a quieter part of the island with calm shallow water perfect for young children. Our villas on Sapodilla Bay:

Miami Vice One, Miami Vice Two, Beach Villa Positano.

Taylor Bay Beach: Coccoloba

 

How to Book a Vacation rental villa on a beautiful beach:

 

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You can find our villas at TC Villas. Contact TC Villas at info@tcvillas.com or by phone from 9-5 EST at 1.877.467.4858 to book your perfect beachfront vacation rental villa in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands!

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