From the silky sands and mega resorts of Grace Bay on lively Providenciales in the north to the whale-dotted waters of Salt Cay in the south, the charming colonial canons and harbors of Cockburn Town to the dreamy underwater reefs of the Columbus Landfall, the Turks and Caicos are a land of paradise and wonder.
Consistently rated as the home of some of the Caribbean’s best-looking beaches, and imbued with everything from rugged clifftops to fascinating Indian come European histories, they rarely disappoint.
In this list of the 15 top things to do while trawling from Grand Turk to Provo, we check out all of the most immersive activities and sites the archipelago has to offer.
Expect tasty fish barbeques and refined Caribbean dishes alike; get ready for crumbling plantations and SCUBA spots; prep for some serious sunbathing and snorkelling, and start thinking about those multi-coloured iguanas and colossal Eagle rays.
Enjoy this list of the best things to do in Turks and Caicos:
1. Go whale watching on Salt Cay
If you’re lucky enough to be hitting the Turks and Caicos during the high-season months between January and April each year, when the weather sits in the cool mid-20s and the trade breezes bring soothing winds off the Atlantic, then be sure to make a beeline for the southern island of Salt Cay.
Here, visitors can either charter their own whale-spotting boat or stand on the rugged, salt-sprayed cliffs and look out to the Turks Head passage that connects the western Caribbean to the waters around Hispaniola, spotting pods of majestic humpback whales as they drift southward to give birth in the warm waters of Silver Banks.
Expect an awesome display of splashing tails and fins, not to mention beautiful views of the southern cays!