As the winter nights draw in, many of us will be looking to book a break away in the sunshine and for those looking for a real once in a lifetime holiday, the Caribbean remains a popular location.
Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax for a couple of weeks, or are wanting a holiday with a little bit more adventure, the Caribbean has something for everyone.
And while you might initially think of the Bahamas or Jamaica, there are lots of hidden gems around the region, including the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Turks & Caicos is a string of 40 islands in the in the Lucayan Archipelago which are a British Overseas Territory.
While the islands might not be as well-known as others, they’re a truly special holiday destination, with their sandy white beaches and clear waters.
Here are just three reasons you might wish to consider a Turks & Caicos holiday!
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Lots to see and do
While you can easily spend an entire holiday in the Turks & Caicos islands chilling on their beautiful beaches, there’s plenty more to see and do should you wish.
For example, you can make the most out of the beautiful blue waters and try out snorkelling or scuba diving around Smith’s Reef or Bight Reef, both of which are teeming with varieties of colourful marine life.
If you’re an avid golfer, the islands are also home to one of the Caribbean’s best golf courses at the Provo Golf Club.
If you want to take in some of the islands heritage and culture, there are lots of ways to pass the time, such as heading to the Turks & Caicos National Museum or the world’s only commercial conch farm.
As you can see, for such a small set of islands, there really is something for everyone in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
With such a thriving tourism industry, it’s little surprise that the Turks & Caicos Islands are home to such beautiful and varied resorts.
Most of the islands’ resorts can be found on the world famous Grace Bay beach, where one of the biggest options is the Alexandra Resort, with options ranging from spacious suites for couples to studios and family rooms.
The resorts of Turks & Caicos can cater to holidaymakers of any kind, whether it be your honeymoon or a family holiday, and their helpful and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you have the best time possible.
What truly sets the Turks & Caicos islands apart though, is their stunning scenery. The jewel in the islands’ crown is, of course, Grace Bay beach, which has been named the number one beach in the world by TripAdvisor.
Only eight of the 40 islands are actually inhabited, with the rest being relatively untouched by civilisation, making them ripe for exploring!
You can take day trips out to many of these islands, such as Little Water Cay, which is famous for the endangered Turks & Caicos Rock Iguana.
So if you’re thinking of treating yourself to a holiday in the Caribbean, think twice before booking one of the more well-known locations and check out the beauty of the Turks & Caicos islands.