Turks & Caicos: A Traveler's Dream
Resting at the outer edge of the Bahamas Islands chains, yet not part of that nation at all, Turks and Caicos sit as sentinels at the southeastern edge of the Lucayan Archipelago. While technically not in the Caribbean Sea, the feel on these warm and friendly islands could not fit in any better with the tropical ethos of easygoing lifestyles blessed by inviting waters and year-round fantastic weather. Life really is a beach here, and those flocking from the world over to these lovely destinations find relaxation awaiting, along with incredible food and loads of fun stuff to do.
Administered as part of the British Overseas Territories, Turks and Caicos has a population of about 43,000 people. The main allures in these parts revolve around the ocean, of course. Grace Bay is all about the surf and sand action as it easily lives up to its global reputation as “The World’s Best Beach.” Smith’s Reef is a favorite spot for snorkelers, while serious scuba divers will find plenty of opportunities to go deeper. Fishing from both shore and chartered vessels is plentiful as are whale-watching opportunities. Land lovers can explore the majesty of Conch Bar Caves or explore history at Cheshire Hall. And be sure to wrap up your day with one of the many fish fries that are ubiquitous here.