Located just southeast of the farthest end of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos consists of 40 different islands, only 8 of which are currently inhabited. The islands of the Turks and Caicos are almost as diverse as its people. From the main tourist center of Providenciales to the quiet and tranquil islands of North and Middle Caicos to the historic Capital Island of Grand Turk; each one offers a different experience and a unique character but all offer the same year-round great climate, beaches and underwater activities.
Providenciales is the most well known of the Turks and Caicos Islands and is the center of the tourism industry with a wide range of hotels, resturants, attractions and facilities. Here on the sugar-sand shores of Provo, outlined in azure blue, the simple pleasures of island living mesh seamlessly with contemporary luxuries in a Caribbean paradise.
The Povidenciales Airport is only 75 minutes from Miami, less than 3 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina, 3 hours from New York and 3.5 hours from Boston and can easily be reached with direct flights from the US, the UK, Canada, the Bahamas, and Jamaica.
With a tropical marine climate and low humidity, the warm temperatures of Turks and Caicos are moderated by the cooling breezes of the easterly trade winds. Unlike the neighboring Bahamas, TCI does not experience cold waves in the winter or spring. In the summer, the day starts with sunrise at 6am and the high temperature ranges from 85 to 90°F. In the winter, air temperatures are 5 to 10 degrees cooler, and ocean surface temperatures range from 75 to 80°F, creating spectacular conditions for fishing, diving, or just spending some time at the beach.
TCI is a British Overseas Territory, English is the official language, and it is in the Eastern time zone. The U.S. dollar is the official currency, and electricity is U.S./Canada standard 110V/60Hz.