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Holidays to Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos may look like the last link in an island chain, but they are actually an independent archipelago. This area is idyllic: as the Caribbean sun creates highlights in the azure ocean, the tropical breezes waft across the islands and the lush flowers and vegetation delicately perfume the air.

Visitors on holidays to Turks & Caicos can expect some of the world’s finest diving - the underwater scenery is spectacular - and there are miles of coral reefs with submerged shipwrecks dotting the ocean floor. Dolphins laughingly call for swimmers to join them for a frolic as brightly coloured marine life clusters around divers.

The Turks Passage links the two island groups and ferries leave both harbours at regularly scheduled intervals for the convenience of those on holidays in Turks & Caicos. The Caicos Island groups are North, Middle and South Caicos, Providenciales, resort islands and uninhabited islands. The Turks Island Group is made up of Salt Cay and Grand Turk.

Around the islands, visitors on holidays to Turks & Caicos will find several stunning coves and bays and a national park. The beaches are a landlocked daydream of secluded ambience, pristine shores, stunning cliffs, and rock jetties.

The Chalk Sound National Park consists of tiny islets and verdant islands. Amazing flora and fauna enhance an amazing peninsula with picture-perfect beaches. Sapodilla Bay is located inside the park and huge rocks still bear the carvings left by shipwrecked sailors.

Cockburn Town is the capital and cultural centre of the Turks and Caicos. It is a small city of a little less than 4.000 people and the public buildings and homes are splendid examples of Bermudian-style colonial architecture. The city is home to the Turks & Caicos National Museum and it is here that the restored Guinep House resides. The museum is built from timbers from salvaged ships and contains artefacts and displays about the coral reefs, the salt industry and archaeological finds from the earliest settlers, the pre-Columbian Taino tribe. There is also a large collection of marine life and wildlife, underwater displays in 3D and an array of exotic seashells.

On Turks & Caicos holidays, tourists can go flamingo spotting on North Caicos, visit the astonishing Caicos Conch Farm or go turtle and whale watching in Salt Cay.

For some action while in Turks & Caicos, tourists often visit the islands’ two casinos that are located on Providenciales. The Casablanca Casino and the Players’ Club both offer exciting slot machine action. The Casablanca has 12 live gaming tables and the Players’ Club offers virtual game tables to the delight of their patrons.

Providenciales is home to Jo Jo the bottlenose dolphin, who is perhaps the most famous denizen in the Turk & Caicos Islands. She lives comfortably in the Princess Alexandra Marine Park and this is a favourite spot for locals to congregate.

 
 
 
 
 

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