Turks and Caicos Destination Guide
Beautiful By Nature - Relatively unknown except to scuba divers and lovers of beautiful beaches, the islands of Turks and Caicos are the Caribbean's best kept secret. A visit here is ideal for romantics who seek a relaxing vacation in a peaceful, natural setting. The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of eight islands and many smaller cays at the southeastern tip of the Bahamas chain. Providenciales, known as Provo, is the most developed of all the islands, complete with an international airport and several major resort hotels.
Breathtaking nature preserves have stunning sites including salt lakes, caves and limestone cliffs. The 200 mile Barrier Reef system surrounding the Caicos Islands is 65 miles wide. Here, seasonal divers can explore the vibrant marine life and tranquil waters with 200 feet visibility.
Weather in Turks and Caicos
The average temperature ranges between 75 and 85°F. From June to October, the temperature can reach into the 90's, especially in the late summer months. A constant trade wind keeps the climate at a very comfortable level.
Tipping in Turks and Caicos
There are no rules about tipping but it is customary to add 15% for good service.
Wedding Requirements for Turks and Caicos
The residency requirement for the application is 48 hours, it normally takes another two days before the license is processed, both parties must present a passport and an affidavit of single status (divorce decree or death certificate if applicable).
Airport Information for Turks and Caicos
Travel to and from Turks and Caicos uses the Turks and Caicos International Airport.
Rental Cars in Turks and Caicos
Anyone with a valid driver's license from their home country may drive on the Islands. Vehicle Rental tax is $10 for cars and $5 for scooters ( insurance extra) and driving is on the left side of the road.