Turks and Caicos Islands

Top 10 Destinations in Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands

Dare enter the less-populated islands, and you'll be mesmerized by the colorful postcards of disappearing colonial glories, astounded by the annual migration of thousands of humpback whales, pampered with your pick of deserted beaches and all but forced to leave the pace of modern life.

The Turks and Caicos Islands is located at the southern tip of the Bahamian Archipelago, it evades most travelers' radars. Yet this not thick and not dense populated string of low sand cays boasts some of the world's most thinly scattered coral reefs, and has built itself into a true luxury tourist destination.

Providenciales is the stir epicenter of all this, but beyond its endless beaches and world-class resorts, you'll find local festivals, jungle-wrapped ruins, perfect seaside bars and even traces of Europe's first discovery of the New World.

Without further ado, here are the palatial places in Turks and Caicos Islands:

Wade's Green Plantation

A huge plantation located in the North Caicos. Granted to Loyalist Wade Stubbs by King George III in 1789 as amends for the loss of his Florida estate, this is a cotton and sisal plantation. The plantation has been through hurricanes, boll weevils and harsh climate which led Stubbs to leave both the estate and his slaves. Quickly claimed by dry tropical forest, its best-preserved plantation anywhere in the Caribbean. Out-of-hours visits can be arranged including Saturdays, except Sundays and tours are included. Don’t forget to bring an insect repellent as the forest is home to clouds of small-yet utterly savage mosquitoes.

Grace Bay Beach

A beach located in Providenciales. Several miles long, this world-famous stretch of coast is powdered with white sand and close enough to the reef wall to see the Atlantic breakers. It’s full of hotels and resorts, and its sheer size means that finding your own square of paradise is a snap. A truly relaxing place that is perfect for tourists.

Middle Caicos Ocean Hole

A perfect dive site and for adventurous tourists, it is located in Middle Caicos. Thought to be the largest discovery yet, this 76m-deep, 600m-wide blue hole is a paradise for hammerhead sharks. Divers dreaming to meet them will need to charter a flat-bottomed boat, as it bangs in the middle of the shallows off Middle Caicos's southern shore.

Bambarra Beach

Another beach located in the Middle of Caicos. Before going there make sure to bring lots of foods and drinks to enjoy at the tables provided on this broad, fine-sand beach. The water is shallow a long way out, and usually perfectly calm, so it's a good choice for families and even backpackers. The beach is about a kilometer from the town of Bambarra.

Long Bay Beach

A popular beach located in Providenciales. if your ready for some real wind experience, this windy, less-frequented beach on Provo's southern shore is ideal for kite boarding and other water sport activities. A perfect place for tourists and locals looking for some adventure.

Chalk Sound National Park

A national park found in Providenciales. Chalk Sound National Park basically sums up Provo where you can find a surprising turquoise 5km lagoon studded with tiny cays sheltering Turks and Caicos Rock iguanas. It can be a great place to kayak but be informed that no powered craft are allowed. Enjoy the company of bonefish, barracuda, sting rays and lemon sharks, but it is not that easy to access, as there are no launching places. One of the best adventure places in the country.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse located in Grand Turk. Standing on a bluff high above the widely and unfavorably known the northeast reef, a home of many wrecked ships and the salt industry. Cargo ships began to balk at the danger, demanding greater safety, this iron lighthouse was cast in England in 1852 and assembled in situ. The views out to sea are impressive, and there's a high-rope course to add spice to your visit. A truly breath taking view.

Governor's Beach

A beach located in Grand Turk. Backed by the pines and low scrub of Columbus Landfall National Park and enhanced by the picturesque iron hulk of a beached ship. Governor's Beach is a lovely place for a quiet dip. It's also a scene of celebration, during events likes October's Lobster Festival so if you love seafood and looking for a serene place to spend your vacation this is the perfect place for you.

North Caicos

It is the second largest island that offers various water activities like snorkeling and diving. It is also known for farming and it is where you can find the Wades Green Plantation a famous historical site. It is also where Kew is located the oldest town in the Turks and Caicos.

Cockburn Town

It is a home to the Turks and Caicos National Museum and to the colonial-era Guinep House. It is said to be a 180 years old and the structural materials came from shipwrecks which made it really amazing. It showcases the slavery and the history of slave trade.

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