Named after the early 19th century governor of the Bahamas, Sir Francis Cockburn, the Turks and Caicos Islands are an archipelago located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This archipelago is divided into two groups (the Turks and Caicos Islands) which in total consist of 40 individual islands, with only eight of them being inhabited. The most populated island is Providenciales, which is located in the Caicos Islands. The Turks and Caicos Islands are ideal for sunbathing, diving and even kiteboarding, and it's not hard to find your own little piece of paradise during visits.
For an immaculate piece of paradise, visit Leeward Beach in Providenciales. Other beaches on the island may be crowded all day long with families and locals, but not in Sotavento. Despite being close to Grace Bay, this seven-mile stretch of beach remains relatively untouched by mass tourism. Don't miss out on Half Moon Bay, located between the uninhabited islands of Little Water Cay and Water Cay.
This sandbank has nearly a mile of pristine white sand shores and warm and shallow waters, making it very popular with hikers. One of the best ways to visit the bay is by kayak or by purchasing tickets for a one-day boat rental that will visit Half Moon Bay as one of its stops. Taylor Bay Beach is another must-see during your visit to the
Turks and CaicosIslands. It has 2,000 feet of beach, which is protected by incoming winds from the Ocean Point Peninsula.
This makes it an excellent choice for families or for those who are swimming for the first time. Although there are some private homes and villas for rent, it is much less developed in terms of resorts and hotels.Malcolm Road beach is a bit complicated to get to, so it remains relatively untouched for tourists. You'll have to drive along a long, unpaved road full of potholes and potholes, so driving a 4×4 is recommended, especially if it's been raining. Turtle Tail Beach is actually a group of several small beaches near the south coast of the island.
The smaller beach is only 50 feet long, while the larger one has several hundred feet of sandy shoreline.Bight Reef Beach is considered one of the best dive sites in the Turks and Caicos Islands due to its underwater paradise for divers and divers. With bluer waters than you can imagine and golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles, the Turks and Caicos Islands will truly make you think you've arrived in paradise.If you don't like flights, you can come by cruise ship or arrive by sea salt producers from Bermuda as they did in 1681 when they colonized Grand Turk - now the seat of Government and the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands - where Christopher Columbus first set foot when he discovered the New World in 15th century.