With thousands of miles of coastline, it is expected that Turks and Caicos would have some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. There is a lot to explore in Turks and Caicos. While vacationers often start their adventure at the main island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos have more than 30 coral islands that offer a variety of beach experiences. Find a spot of paradise in one of the island beaches below:
This is probably the most well-known beach in the island. Located in Providenciales, Grace Bay has more than 10 miles of pristine white sand beaches for exploration. For those who want to stay within the range of the island’s best restaurants and clubs, this is the place to be. Grace Bay was recognized as the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards for several years. The awards are given on an annual basis to outstanding tourist destinations.
The island was originally named Pirate Cay in honor of female pirate Anne Bonny who hid out on the island in the 18th century. Parrot Cay is known for its secluded beach setting and spectacular villas. As a private island, guests can bask in the quiet comfort and spectacular views. While the destination may seem remote, online sites such as Exceptional Villas list options for the discerning vacationer.
Little Water Cay
When looking for an isolated location with nature in abundance, Little Water Cay tops the list. While the beaches in Little Water Cay is spectacular, it is known primarily as the natural habitat of the Turks and Caicos rock iguana. This nature reserve can be visited on a day tour, which makes it an interesting addition to a family trip.
Whitby, Pelican and Pumpkin Bluff Beach
Located in North Caicos island, this trio of beaches are known for its crystal-clear waters and white sands. This is a prime area for those who wish to avoid the crowd and for the vacationer looking for a back to the basics experience. For those who like to snorkel, the beaches in North Caicos are protected by a reef so the calm waters harbor interesting marine life. There are other points of interest in the North Caicos region, including its limestone formations and tropical forests.
Salt Cay Beaches
Salt Cay has several spectacular secluded beaches. The list includes North Bay, Long Bay, among several others. The area has a reef system that harbors different varieties of coral, fish, and other marine life. The area is also the perfect watching point for the North Atlantic humpback whale. There are locations in Salt Cay which serve as migratory route for these gigantic mammals. The wetlands of South Creek beach are also the perfect spot for birdwatching.
For the next island adventure, explore Turks and Caicos. Here, vacationers can choose from a quiet laidback corner to a fun party central location. While the Caribbean has a lot of options to choose from, this island has award-winning beaches that sets them apart from other destinations.