Quick Guide to Turks and Caicos Islands

Want to know more about Turks and Caicos Islands Holidays? Eight main and 299 smaller islands in two groups lie north of Hispaniola and enjoy a tropical climate. Geographically but not politically linked to The Bahamas they are an English-speaking British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. The islands are named after the Turk's cap cactus and the Lucayan for 'string of islands' (caya hico).

How to get to Turks and Caicos Islands

Cheap holidays in Turks and Caicos Islands are readily available. Usually cheap flights to Turks and Caicos Islands are to Providenciales International with six smaller airports serving the inhabited islands from there. Travel between islands is by air or sea with roads linking towns and cities ashore.

What to do in Turks and Caicos Islands

The islands have an interesting history that you can learn more about at various spots. The annual Music and Cultural Festival showcases the ripsaw music for which the islands are famed. Fishing, sailing and other watersports are available throughout the islands with attractive, secluded beaches - popular hideouts for 18th century pirates. South Caicos is the fishing centre and home to the natural 'boiling hole' in Cockburn Harbour. Middle and North Caicos offer lush woodland, extensive plant and birdlife and the biggest Caribbean cave network. On Grand Turk, across Turks Island Passage, is the historic Cockburn Town. Holidays to Turks and Caicos Islands have so much to experience and enjoy!

Where to stay in Turks and Caicos Islands

Numerous hotels in Turks and Caicos Islands welcome those seeking Turks and Caicos Islands holidays. Providenciales, the tourism centre, has the widest choice but the capital, Cockburn Town and other islands are building new accommodation, restaurants and facilities. Cuisine is mainly seafood based with fresh fish readily available.