While it’s technically in the Atlantic rather than the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos are firmly in the Caribbean when it comes to climate and tourism. This historic island group has English as its primary language, and is very popular with Americans, Canadians, and some Brits.
There is great diving and the usual array of water sports available, particularly at the abundant all-inclusive hotels and resorts on Providenciales island. The climate is warm in winter and unusually pleasant with low humidity in summer, so this is a good choice for off-season visits.
Compared to other Caribbean islands Turks and Caicos are mostly in the middle of the pack when it comes to costs, but it’s also friendly for budget travelers who book a package in advance or do their research to find the bargain places once they arrive.
|Airports||Providenciales International Airport (PLS)|
|Local Breakfast||Coffee, cappuccinos and teas are served with light pastries filled with fruit.||$4.00 - $8.00|
|Local Lunch||Lunch portions vary depending on which eatery you choose but with most severing seafood, chicken, salads, light pastas and more.||$7.00 - $15.00|
|Local Dinner||World class chefs are regulars on the islands and provide great food at various prices.||$9.00 - $22.00|
|Beer||Wether you're having a drink on or off the beach, you'll find many different varieties to choose from.||$5.00 - $8.00|
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Compared to the rest of the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos is viewed as having a more arid climate.
During summer, June to November, the temperatures vary from the high 70s to the low 90s. This time of year, you’ll find that there isn’t much humidity but that there are circulating winds. You’ll also find a great near shore ocean temperature of about 84 degrees. Rain is a friend of summer with most of it falling during the late summer months. On average, about 50 inches fall a year.
Winter, December all the way to May, is characterized with temps in the 70s and 80s.
There are well over 50 resorts and hotels in Turks and Caicos, with the vast majority of them on Providenciales Island in the west. There are a few reasonably priced hotels and a number of lodges and smaller local places that aren’t listed on the major booking sites, but most of the resorts are in the mid-range to top-end categories.
The winter months tend to be the most appealing to visitors with most of them vacationing from December to May. This is also the time of year when prices are at their highest.
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If you are staying overnight you’ll be arriving at Providenciales International Airport. Its runway isn’t long enough for wide-body flights, but the airport does have long-haul arrivals regularly from North America and Europe.
Nonstop flights from:
San Juan, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia, New York-JFK, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, London