Travel Planning
The Caicos Islands
Travel Planning
The Caicos Islands

The Caicos Islands at a Glance

The Providenciales are the tourist gateway to the Caicos Islands. Gorgeous Grace Bay is the center of all the action with its sugar-white sand and blue-green waters. 

Tourism on the Caicos Islands is still relatively contained. You'll find the resorts, shopping, bars and tourist areas centered around the Providenciales. More rural and relaxed areas can be found on some of the other islands. 

The Providenciales is a great place to relax with a good book on the beach, or take advantage of the water. Swimming, sunning, snorkeling and diving are the best things to do here. The off-shore diving is so good that some people spend their entire vacation exploring the reefs and swimming past whales, sharks and rays in the open water. 

For a trip off the beaten path, head to the other Caicos Islands, which are connected by bridges. The islands are sandy and scrubby, but here you'll find isolated beaches and the crumbling ruins of farming and salt-extraction operations. 

What to Expect
High Season
December - April
Low Season
May - November
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Providenciales International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Visitors to Turks and Caicos need a valid passport from their country of origin. Contact the British Embassy to learn more about your specific requirements. American citizens can learn more about their travel requirements by visiting the U.S State Department's website.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Hurricane season runs from June to November on Turks and the Caicos. 

      Safety Concerns Take normal precautions to avoid crime. Never leave your belongings unattended while on the beach or elsewhere. 

      Health Concerns Travelers not familiar with the water should boil or purify it before consuming. Bottled water is also a good option.