Turks and Caicos, the land of pristine beaches and spectacular cuisine. The place I call home. We must first establish that while the Turks and Caicos Islands are extremely close to the Bahamas it is not the same country.
Being home for the summer, I’ve made multiple visits to the beach and it doesn’t get old. Who can get tired of miles of impeccable transparent water with custom made chairs from rocks by Mother Nature herself, to admire the horizon?
It’s summer time and you may be at home loathing everyone on holiday or fortunate enough to be on holiday yourself. This is the perfect time to pick your next tropical destination. It is the Turks and Caicos Islands.
You’ve probably never heard of this country before and that’s great. That means you’ll have a lot of privacy to the point where you can saunter naked on beaches. (Just don’t get caught if you don’t want to be seen). Prices are very reasonable to get there as well.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the places to go and things to do in Turks and Caicos.
North Caicos is the second largest island in the Turks and Caicos and is home to multiple historical sites such as Wade’s Green Plantation. North Caicos is also known for its greenery and is a farming island. Like every island in the country, it has spectacular beaches. In my opinion, it ties with Middle Caicos for the best beaches. Visit here and you’ll definitely feel at ease, chilling in the sea breeze.
Middle Caicos is the largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is a remote island with possibly less than 200 inhabitants. The beaches are stunning and on namely Bambarra Beach and Wild Cow Run you can walk out towards a mini island through the sea. This island is littered with caves. You can visit the caves and get a true island experience. One of the more popular areas in Middle Caicos is Mudjin Harbour. Caves are also at this location and an excellent restaurant is on site.
Providenciales, known to the locals as Provo, has been home to the award winning best beach. Grace Bay, Providenciales was named 2016’s best beach by Trip Advisor and No. 2 in 2017. Provo is very popular for tourists and is the most lively island. There are many different clubs and restaurant to choose from and I cannot stress more how great the local cuisine is. Every Thursday night in the Bight, Fish Fry takes place. Everyone comes out to gallivant and have a good time (if you’re lucky you may spot a celebrity while there).
There are countless water sports to take part in. Simply do a Google search on Turks and Caicos or click here to get info on what you can do while on any part of the island.
Grand Turk is the capital of the country and contains riveting historical sites and again unbeatable beaches. Cruise ships dock up at Margaritaville, the cruise-port in Grand Turk. When a ship comes in, trust me it’s a movie.
Little Water Cay & West Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands are made up of 30-40 islands and cays. Most of these are uninhabited. On these islands, they are used for reserves for indigenous species or for private vacation spots. Little Water Cay a.k.a Iguana Island is home to iguanas where you can go and marvel at. It can be accessed via boat cruises. West Caicos is accessed by private boat cruises as well as French Cay or East Caicos + more.
The beauty of these untouched islands is pure and unexplainable.
There is so much more I can say but you’d be reading all day. So just take a browse on Turks and Caicos when you get a chance. When you arrive tell them Nandina sent you.😉
While you’re consumed with the islands, watch this snorkelling video on Grace Bay, Provo by Turks Boys.