Things to You Need To Know Before Visiting Turks and Caicos

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If you have ever wondered about Turks and Caicos you have come to the right place, because today I will be talking about some of the things that you should definitely know before visiting this wonderful place, so read on to find out more.

Where to stay

There is no question that Turks and Caicos villas are the best way to experience these islands. There really isn’t any better way to stay in luxury than in one of these amazing villas and it is also fits into that dream that we all have of a stunning place directly on the beach. I wouldn’t recommend any other way to experience these wonderful islands.

Climate

One of the great things about the islands is of course the dry and sunny climate that means warm temperatures and sun almost every day of the year! One thing to be aware of though is that the hurricane season is from June through to November, so it may be best to avoid the islands during this time. The busiest time is generally between November and March, so if you decide that you want a less crowded experience you can go between March and June.

What to pack

My biggest recommendation for something to pack is of course some insect repellant, because the mosquitos absolutely love the Turks and Caicos climate. I would buy this beforehand because the price of this is definitely much more than you would pay at home. It is also a great idea to pack some US dollars, because this is the currency used on the islands. This is very convenient and you can find US dollars more or less anywhere on the planet! In terms of clothing I would not pack too much, especially due to the warm climate. Some swimwear for the day and some light casual clothes for the evening will be absolutely perfect.

Getting around

Getting to and from the airport is very straightforward with the option of taxis or private car services. I would recommend getting a private car service and potentially sharing it with some others if possible, especially because taxis on the island are expensive. Renting a car is also a great experience and for most people it might take a little getting used to, especially because they drive on the left hand side of the road! This is because the islands are actually a British Overseas Territory and have adopted this custom too.

What to do

My number one thing to do is of course going to the beach and there are quite literally some of the best beaches on the planet amongst these magnificent islands. The waters are a deep turquoise and the beaches are squeaky, soft white sand. The most well known beach is of course Grace Bay Beach, but this doesn’t mean it is your typical tourist beach. This is, to put things into perspective, one of my favourite beaches on the entire planet!

Diving and snorkeling are some of the major highlights, especially when you consider that the third largest barrier reef system is here too. There is an amazing opportunity to see many forms of aquatic life, such as tropical fish, turtles and so much more. The coral is also an amazing sight in itself and the good things to do among the islands are of course anything that has to do with being outside or on the open water.