There are a number of truly wonderful Caribbean destinations available for holidaymakers to choose from. Turks and Caicos is certainly one of them
This relatively small archipelago of 40 islands, south-east of the Bahamas, is one of the lesser known Caribbean nations with only an average of just 200,000 tourists each year. However, it’s certainly not somewhere you’ll want to miss.
So, to provide a taster of the great things you can expect from Turks and Caicos, here’s 5 of the best things to do in TCI for first-time visitors.
Relax On Award Winning Beaches
If you are even considering a Caribbean break, there’s a good chance you enjoy spending at least part of any holiday lounging on a beach.
Thankfully, Turks and Caicos is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches on planet Earth. A great example of this would be Grace Bay Beach, which can be found on the main island of Providenciales.
Among its many accolades, it currently stands at no.2 in a list of the greatest beaches in the world on Trip Advisor!
Stay In A Boutique Hotel
No matter how beautiful of a location you choose for your holiday, the experience can be somewhat marred by your accommodation.
Staying in gigantic complexes with thousands of others can make a holiday anything but relaxing. Thankfully, there’s a distinct lack of this in TCI.
The islands are well known for their boutique hotels and the personalised service which they provide.
Why fight for a sun lounger by the hotel pool when you can wander out of your room straight onto the beach? Places such as Beach House TCI or Alexandra Resort provide a great example of what you can expect.
Tour The World’s Only Conch Farm
As you might imagine, seafood is extremely popular across the Caribbean. This is no different in Turks and Caicos where they purportedly have the world’s only commercial conch farm.
Conch is used in a lot of different ways, from salads to burgers, chowders to fritters and everything in between. In fact, if you’re planning on visiting, you can’t really head home without trying some.
The Caicos Conch Farm provides a truly unique tour experience which any holidaymaker should endeavour to do before leaving.
Visit Iguana Island
Despite its relatively small size, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a hot spot for weird and wonderful wildlife.
One of the greatest examples of this is Little Water Cay, better known to locals as Iguana Island!
The Rock Iguana, endemic to Turks and Caicos, has seen its population drop over the years and now the stunning reptile can only really be found on one small island.
Iguana Island can be found less than 500 metres from the coast of the main island of Providenciales and offers a truly unique experience.
Two boardwalks provide tourists with a way of wandering amongst the big lizards and experience them in their natural habitat.
See The Stunning Coral Reef
The wildlife on offer around Turks and Caicos isn’t restricted to the land, in fact, there is also a great deal to see underwater!
Beneath the surface of the water, a truly stunning coral reef runs for miles along the seabed. Grab a snorkel or scuba gear and swim among some exotic saline and witness this natural wonder up close!
These excellent 5 things to do in Turks and Caicos only really scratch the surface of what is on offer. So, for a truly unique Caribbean experience, why go anywhere else?