We spent our 2018 Spring Break on the beautiful island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. We all fell in love with it and would definitely recommended it as a place to visit on your next Caribbean getaway.
Turks and Caicos is a destination for everyone, from honeymooners who want to just chill by the beach and to families with young kids who want some action-pack days (with some mommy and daddy time in between if you’re lucky to have a kid’s club). This island offers something special for all the ages.
Here are few things we love about Turks and Caicos.
1. TURQUOISE WARM WATER
We couldn’t get enough of the turquoise water this island has to offer. The moment our plane started to descend for landing, my jaw dropped. It really was love at first sight… So beautiful! So unreal!
I guarantee that you will have an Instagram full of turquoise water posts. It’s like no other than we have seen by far.
FUN FACT: The naming of Turks and Caicos does not come from the color of the water nor that the Turks were ever there (that would have made the Ottoman Empire far bigger than it was). The Islands are named by the merging of 2 things; the first is the Turk’s cap cactus (Melocactus intortus) that are found on the islands and which top is similar to the traditional Turkish Fez hat. The second is the Lucayan term “caya hico” which translated means ‘string of islands’.
The Turks and Caicos Islands generally have pleasant and consistent weather throughout the year.
Tip: Hurricane season (June to November) coincides with the low season. And with the advancement of meteorological sciences it easier now to predict in advance the threat of a hurricane than in the past. You can now start planning without much concern although it’s also never a bad idea to purchase travel insurance for this reason and the other benefits that you get.
2. POWDERY BEACHES
Few will argue if I say that Turks and Caicos has some of the best beaches in the world. Powdery white sands and crystal clear water!!! Grace Bay beach is world famous but there are other many beautiful beaches on the island. Many have very wide shallow waters that are calm which make them perfect for the little ones – you still have to keep a watchful eye though!
3. Water Activities
If you love the water and enjoy water activities then this is a perfect island for you. From swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, kite surfing, boat charters and cruises to scuba diving, free diving, snorkeling and a lot more…
Here are some pictures of the few water activities we did.
If diving is not your thing, don’t worry, this island has great snorkeling spots. The Coral Gardens is a great reef for snorkeling which is right off the beach. My husband went snorkeling and saw a large variety of species in the great coral reef.
5. Family Time, Best Time
YES, this is indeed a family destination. Parents and kids alike can spend tireless hours on the calm and beautiful beaches.
I am totally recommending this island for your next family getaway. Email me and I’d be more than happy to help you plan your trip. I couldn’t be happier than seeing those little smiles running and playing by the beach.