TURKS AND CAICOS
Have you always dreamed of feeling the same sand beneath your toes as your favourite Hollywood actor? How about staying at a fancy resort and being waited on like a millionaire? Or maybe you have thought about getting an oiled massage under a palm tree swaying in the tropical breeze? Perhaps you just want to go somewhere exclusive and feel like you are a special traveller. Whatever your dream of luxury, you can find it at the islands of Turks and Caicos. Forge your own piece of paradise and escape to this exclusive destination.
If you experience Turks and Caicos yourself, you will quickly realize that there is something a little different about this place compared to many tropical destinations. First, the population and size of the islands is much smaller than many Caribbean travellers may be used to. With a population barely over 30,000 and a surface area that can be easily covered in a couple of hours, Turks and Caicos is intimate and accessible. There is a constant stream of tourists on these small islands, but you will never feel crowded and instead will be able to experience the authentic Caribbean.
Second, the climate of the island is a little different than many other popular spots. While still warm and humid as you may expect, Turks and Caicos receives less rainfall than many Caribbean places and is noticeably a few degrees cooler, especially in the winter months. While you will never see snow or freezing temperatures, plan for the slightly chillier evenings by packing a light jacket or sweater and be ready to see the sun constantly. What better way to experience your exclusive luxury destination than under the tropical sun?
Unlike other tropical destinations that may offer a diversity of accommodation options, Turks and Caicos is a little more limited in its selection. While there are a number of luxury all inclusive resorts and quiet holiday rentals, visitors are a bit more restricted with their choices. To combat this, be sure to research and book your accommodations well in advance of your trip. If you look hard enough, you might even find your very own piece of paradise.
While searching for your own heavenly spot, you should first try looking along the coast. One of the reasons why this island draws Hollywood stars and other millionaires is its exclusiveness and the untouched beauty of its coastlines. Immaculate beaches are found around every corner, so you won’t have to look far to find your own piece of sand to sink your toes into. For those seeking that quiet beach vacation, Turks and Caicos offers you the perfect reason to just sit and soak up the sun all vacation long.
During one of your relaxing days on the beach, unwind at one of the island’s many spas and salons. Nearly every resort will have its own spa, but if you are looking for a specific service do some research beforehand and plan your day of luxurious relaxation in advance. Just imagine how much better that white sand beneath your toes is going to feel after a pedicure! Your back might even be able to take the hard beach chair after your oiled massage.
For those travelers interested in seeing more than just pristine endless white sand, there are other attractions in Turks and Caicos to keep you moving. Other than its beach life, the islands are famous for attracting divers anxious to experience one of the longest undisturbed coral reefs in the Atlantic. Whether you are an experienced diver wanting to see the reefs up close, or are looking for a more laid back snorkeling excursion, the waters around Turks and Caicos are calm and filled with incredible marine life. Your exclusive vacation would not be complete without a trip to one of the most sought after diving experiences in the Atlantic.
Along with its amazing underwater sights, Turks and Caicos also has some dry land activities to keep you exploring. The unique salt pans and marshes just inland are excellent places to search for some of the island’s amazing wildlife, particularly its unique selection of birds. Speaking about wildlife, if you find yourself here between January and April, look extra closely along the shoreline for spottings of humpback whales – this is a regular stop on their migration path.
Turks and Caicos is your luxury vacation waiting to happen. Exclusive, unique and intimate, this destination will make you feel like a king or queen of the Caribbean. An ideal spot for the quiet beach vacation of your dreams or the diving adventure of a lifetime, Turks and Caicos is filled with wonder around every white sandy corner.