Travel Diary: The Turks & Caicos Islands

2019 Travel bucket list, the beautiful TCIslands

615Voice Travel: Turks & Caicos Islands

BY MAYA SMITH | Nashville Voice

The last week, I island-hopped through the Caribbean and discovered the most beautiful island I had ever been on.

The Caribbean consists of many different islands including the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands. But there isn’t a single island that can compare to the Turks & Caicos Islands. 

Turks and Caicos is a British Settlement that sits fairly north of the Dominican republic and just east of the British Virgin Islands. The Island is less than 100 miles long but full of so much culture and more tourism than one would have expected.

When traveling to Turks & Caicos, there are not many direct flights so for warning you will have a full day of traveling with connecting flights to this small Caribbean island.

When arriving on the island whether day or night, the airport is the size of a small office building and going through customs takes a maximum 30 minutes do to not many patrol officers.

The first night at TCI was a disaster, a huge rain storm crossed through while traveling to our apartment and the power went out most of the night due to weather. I was disappointed because locals had mentioned that it hasn’t rained and weeks but as soon as I arrive, it turns into a monsoon.

The first day on the Island was to die for, clear skies, light breeze, warm weather and the fresh smell of the beach surrounded us. We stayed in the middle of Providenciales, which is the only main city on the Island.

Other than Providenciales, the entire island is separated by neighborhoods. Majority of the neighborhoods held lavish resorts and multimillion dollar homes.

Many of the resorts that sit on this beautiful island are pretty pricey but are all inclusive. The top resorts that I would recommend are:

  • Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villas
  • The Palms Turks & Caicos
  • Ocean Club Resorts
  • Seven Stars Resorts and Spa
  • The Shore Club Turks & Caicos
  • Windsong Resort
  • Ganesvoort Turks & Caicos

All resorts offer free transportation around the island as well as transportation to and from the airport.

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