Turks & Caicos
TURKS & CAICOS
The Turks and Caicos Islands, hiding at the southern tip of the Bahamian Archipelago, elude most travelers’ radars. Yet this sparsely populated string of low sand cays boasts some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs, and has built itself into a true luxury travel destination. The pace of life is easygoing, the local welcome genuine and the diving truly out of this world.
Venture to the less-populated islands, and you’ll be enchanted by colourful postcards of fading colonial glories, gob-smacked by the annual migration of thousands of humpback whales, spoiled with your pick of deserted beaches and all but forced to abandon the pace of modern life.
Interesting facts about Turks & Caicos:
- The water is warm here. In the summer a dip in the surf at Grace Bay Beach will be almost like taking a bath—82 to 84 degrees (28-29 degrees Celsius) to be exact! And in winter the water temperature is a little cooler at about 74 to 78 degrees (23-26 degrees Celsius).
- Weather in Turks and Caicos is usually sunny 350 days a year, with average temperatures ranging between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual rainfall averages between 21 and 40 inches.
- The Turks and Caicos Islands have the third largest barrier reef system in the world and several of the world’s top dive sites.