photo by James Willamor
Hear about travel to Turks and Caicos as the Amateur Traveler talks to author Donna Seim about her favorite archipelago.
“The reason to go to Turks and Caicos, first of all, is the turquoise waters, It’s gorgeous there, the white sandy beaches, the weather, the direct flights from Boston and New York City.” The islands are also known for wonderful diving.
While Turks and Caicos sounds like it might be only two islands, it is actually composed of 40 different islands and cays. “Each island has its own personality.”
Most people go to Providenciales which is the largest island and the most densely populated of the islands. “It originally was just a big huge island with about 400 people living on the tip of it at a place called Blue Hills, but Club Med discovered it. After that is is high rise after high rise, resort after resort. So it’s like a little Miami now, but most people think of it as the place to go because of the resorts, the all inclusives, the beautiful Grace Bay Beach. It is beautiful. We have stayed there. We have tasted the fine food they serve there, the restaurants are all gourmet, and we’ve enjoyed it.”
“But I admit I always look forward to getting on that little propeller plane and heading over to Grand Turk which is our island. ” Grand Turk is the capital and it used to be the hub. Before tourism the island was known for the salt trade which you can still learn about in the salt museum. You can also see wild horses on the island that are left over from the days of the salt trade.
Come see why so many people love Turks and Caicos, and why so many people describe Grand Turk as an “authentic” caribbean island.
Turks and Caicos Islands
Osprey Hotel Grand Turk
Bohio Dive Resort
The Salt House
Turks and Caicos National Museum
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photo by James Willamor