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Where to stay in the Turks and Caicos Islands

A bit about the Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands are something of a hidden Caribbean gem, with just eight of the 45 islands and cays that make up the group inhabited. This means there are lots of secluded spots where you can escape the crowds and bask in the sunshine.

Providenciales - locally called Provo - is one of the most developed destinations in the Turks and Caicos, home to a selection of bars, restaurants, hotels and plenty of other attractions to keep everyone happy.

One of the Turks and Caicos' main claims to fame is the quality of its scuba diving sites, with many of these considered to be among the best in the world. There are stunning coral reefs and interesting shipwrecks just waiting to be explored beneath the waves.

Providenciales for a vibrant break

Providenciales is definitely the place to stay if you're looking for plenty of action on your holiday - day and night. Grace Bay, which stretches for some 12 miles, is one of the top places to head to, as this strip of coast is lined by a range of resorts, bars, restaurants and clubs, giving you lots to explore.

There are also several interesting sites to visit on the island, including the two plantation houses - Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill - that are now in ruins, the world's first conch farm, and the abandoned Marina Inn, where you can see carvings made by sailors who were shipwrecked on the isle.

Despite being one of the larger and more populous islands, there are still several places where you can escape the crowds on Provo. Among them is Chalk Sound, a large lake dotted with small cays, where you will feel a million miles away from civilisation. It's a truly beautiful spot and one that's certainly worth seeking out during your holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Pick North Caicos for fabulous beaches

North Caicos is one of the best destinations in this archipelago if you're looking for wonderful beaches. There are plenty of strips of white sand lining its shores and you can discover these at your leisure when you stay in a hotel in North Caicos.

The best of the island's beaches are located on the north coast, where you'll find the likes of Horsestable Beach, Whitby Beach and Sandy Point. If you plan to spend the day at either of the latter two spots mentioned, you can swim out to Three Marys Cays, which are rocky islands close to the shore. These are brilliant snorkelling spots and well worth exploring if you're keen to see a bit of the local marine life.

North Caicos is becoming well known for its luxury resorts, making this a wonderful choice if you're keen to relax and unwind under the Caribbean sun. There are several pools and lagoons on the island as well, where you can see its famous flocks of flamingos, as well as other birds such as ospreys.

Discover the allure of the Turks Islands

The Turks Islands, which comprise Grand Turk and Salt Cay, are ideal for a quiet and relaxing break. Most people stay in a hotel on Grand Turk and pay a visit to the beautiful and largely undeveloped Salt Cay for a day or two.

On Grand Turk, you can visit the administrative capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands - Cockburn Town. This is home to several historical buildings, including a number of churches and the governor's residence, and is a charming place to discover.

To get back to nature, take the trip to Gibbs Cay from Grand Turk, where you can swim with stingrays close to shore and lounge on its pristine beaches.

Salt Cay gets its name from the once-thriving salt industry and although this has died down considerably, there is still a small community on this 2.5 sq mile isle. Head here for a day and you can wander along the white sand beaches, walk to the ruins on Taylor's Hill and enjoy the delicious dishes at the Island Thyme Bistro.

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Places of interest in Turks and Caicos

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

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TripAdvisor names Providenciales in Turks and Caicos "World's Best Island"

Providenciales in Turks and Caicos has been declared the best island in the world by leading travel website TripAdvisor's annual Travellers' Choice Awards. The picturesque island climbed up from its No.2 ranking last year and knocked Ambergris Caye in Belize off its two-year-running top spot, and even out of the top 10.

Turks and Caicos signs development agreement for new multi-million dollar resort in Grace Bay

A development agreement has been signed by the Turks and Caicos Islands government and Desarrollos Hotel Group for the construction of a brand new $224 million hotel, resort, casino and spa complex in Turks and Caicos. The resort will be situated the famous Grace Bay beach on the island of Providenciales and work is expected to commence this November.

British Airways to increase flights to Turks and Caicos

British Airways has announced that it will increase the number of flights between London Gatwick and Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean this autumn. The new flights will operate on Thursdays from October, 2015 and they will go via Antigua, bringing the airline's total number of services to the country up to two every week.