The Turks and Caicos are two islands located in the West Indies. The island of Turks is the smaller of the two and the Caicos being the largest, both are a British Overseas Territory. The main economy in the Turks and Caicos is tourism due to the tropical climate and beautiful beaches.
Fishing in the Turks and Caicos is some of the best in the world. The turquoise water is excellent for sport and bone fishing. Some of the fish caught here have been sailfish, marlin, and barracuda and many other species. Just about anywhere on the islands, a visitor can charter a boat to experience the best of what these waters hold.
Most of the food on the islands has to be brought in. This gives the visitor many choices when dining out. The local sea food is wonderful and is caught fresh daily. Many of the spices used in the local cuisine here are curries and Creole. The mixture of cultures is reflected in the Turks and Caicos local dishes. One of the most popular drinks on the islands is anything rum based. This makes the islands a food lovers paradise.
The Turks and Caicos waters are rich in marine life and provide many opportunities to deep sea dive and snorkel around the islands. The breathtaking coral reefs are a wonder to behold. Visitors enjoy the variety of fish in these waters. Travelers and locals alike agree that this is some of the best diving and snorkeling in these tropical waters. There are dive shops offering a variety of goods and services located all over the Turks and Caicos. The expansive stretch of water offers the perfect spot to experience the marine life here.
Caicos Conch Farm is a highly enjoyable and educational trip for the entire family. Here the visitor gets a great education about the interesting creatures of the sea. On the farm a tour guide takes the guest on a short walking tour of the life cycle of the conch. Conchs are raised here from egg to young adulthood. The greenhouse like buildings, have large ponds that house the young conchs until they mature and are then moved to ocean pens. The Caicos Conch Farm a highly interesting experience from start to finish.
Shopping in the Turks and Caicos is not well-known, because the islands offer so many other activities based around the water. The islands offer duty-free shopping and many of the items sold here such as perfumes and jewelry are often cheaper, because the islands do not have a luxury tax. Many of the stores in the Turks and Caicos specialize in arts and crafts made with materials that are native to the islands. Most of the souvenirs sold on the islands are themed based on the surrounding Caribbean environment.
The Nikki Beach Club and Resort sits on a secluded tip of the island of Providenciales. The resort provided its guests with access to ribbons of pristine beaches and has the islands first eco-friendly marina. The resort is luxury at its best. Turks Head Mansion was the first hotel on the Grand Turks. The mansion was built in the 1830's and sits on the bay. The Turks Head Mansion is fully staffed and is well known for its high standard of service to its guests.
The Turks and Caicos offer its visitors miles of pristine sandy beaches and beautifully swaying palms in the Caribbean breeze. The azure waters and relaxed atmosphere makes the islands a truly undiscovered paradise. Visitors here will take away memories that will leave them clamoring to return.