Choose your base
There are only eight inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos, of which the two largest are Grand Turk and Providenciales. Both offer different experiences. The latter is Turks and Caicos’ historical and political capital. There are also a number of world-class dive sites located off Grand Turk. Accommodation on this island is comprised of mostly smaller hotels and inns. Providenciales is the region’s most populous island, and it is here that you will find the best Turks and Caicos’ luxury resorts, large hotels and all-inclusive establishments.
There are more options for water sports and other underwater activities at Providenciales. Grace Bay, the island’s most popular beach, is where tourism started in Turks and Caicos. Resorts located in Grace Bay are the perfect launching pad for water babies who can dive, swim, snorkel, paddle, jetski or surf to their heart’s content. Not all Turks and Caicos resorts are oceanfront properties, so if water access is important to you, make sure to choose a hotel that is located near the beach.
Fun for all the family
If you are planning to bring your family to the Turks and Caicos, a villa may be a good accommodation choice. There are two or three bedroom villas available on Providenciales, complete with kitchenette. Some even have backyards and private pools. Large groups will find villas more comfortable for the entire family. As an added bonus, this type of accommodation is usually located away from the main tourist track and can give visitors the opportunity to experience more of the local Caribbean culture.
Many hotels in the Turks and Caicos offer guests all-inclusive options. Before you choose an all-inclusive vacation, it pays to do the math. Will you use all the services the resort provides? Do you usually drink copious amounts of alcohol on your vacation? Are you planning to leave to go sight-seeing or will you spend most of your time in the resort? Taking these factors into consideration will help you choose the right resort option for your personal travel style.
Loll in luxury
The Caribbean islands host some of the world’s most decadent and lavish resorts. One of the best Turks and Caicos luxury resorts is Parrot Cay Resort & Spa. Temporary home to luminaries like Paul McCartney and the Moore-Ellis clan, this resort is so exclusive that guests can only reach it via boat. If you are looking to indulge in extravagance, this Turks and Caicos resort is your ticket to luxury.