Everyone dreams of finding that perfect spot in the Caribbean that can be their own personal escape. For many travelers, Turks and Caicos vacations are exactly that. The sand here is so white, and the water so blue, that photographs almost look doctored up—but these are the real deal. Located only an hour’s flight from Miami or 2.5 hours from New York, this Caribbean destination is easy to reach and full of outdoor fun. Go scuba diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs or simple sink your toes into the sand and soak up the sunshine. One thing is for sure, once you arrive, you won’t want to go back home.
Turks and Caicos beach holidays offer the best of both worlds. Here you will find unspoiled nature, from the pristine Turks and Caicos beaches to waters teeming with wildlife, including migrating humpback whales. The islands are also known for their luxury. Here you can wake up in an upscale resort (one of many excellent resorts on the islands) and enjoy entertainment from golf to spas to fine dining. There are few Caribbean islands that master this perfect blend of luxury and the beauty of unspoiled nature too. Add in a bit of intrigue with scuba diving among shipwrecks and visiting feeding grounds of flamingos, and you have one appealing destination!
A highlight of Turks and Caicos vacations is definitely the wide range of available water sports. Adventurous travelers will love spending days fishing, sailing, and parasailing. For a serious introduction to local wildlife, you might want to join a snorkeling or scuba diving excursion. Don’t fill your daily schedule so much that you forget about the simple pleasures of the beach. Part of the thrill of Turks and Caicos beach holidays is watching dolphins swim along the coastline and soaking up the sun from cozy spot on the shore. For these reasons, many travelers find Turks and Caicos to be perfect for families. Kids will have plenty of entertainment while parents will have plenty of relaxation.
One great way to experience the coast during Turks and Caicos vacations is from the seat of a kayak. Travelers looking to include some fitness into their trip can burn some calories while simultaneously gaining a new perspective on the gorgeous coastline. Another option for wildlife enthusiasts is a bird watching tour or visiting a local conch farm. History buffs won’t want to miss out on the Grand Turk Lighthouse while adventurous travelers must explore the Middle Caicos limestone caves—the largest chain of these types of caves in all of the Caribbean. Beyond the sugary beaches, these islands offer a long list of entertaining activities.
Some visitors wouldn’t think Turks and Caicos beach holidays would be complete without a whale watching tour. Peeling yourself away from the beach will be worth it when you encounter humpback whales breeching with their newborns swimming closely behind. This is an experience that most travelers will never have the opportunity to see in their lifetimes. With so much to see and do (and if you’re wanting to relax a little as well) be sure to plan a long enough trip to Turks and Caicos to squeeze it all in.