The Turks & Caicos Islands have the perfect antidote for your hectic lifestyle: nearly abandoned, blindingly white sand fringed by shimmering azure water, colorful coral reefs, crispy conch fritters, and a sleepy, lighthearted atmosphere. Turks & Caicos holds tight to its reputation as an exclusive and secluded getaway. And regular vacationers to these skinny strips of alabaster sand will tell you that they wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s no secret that the Turks and Caicos Islands constantly make the list for articles like “best travel destinations” “best beaches,” or “top Caribbean getaway.” The beautiful beaches, awesome dive sites, and luxury resorts make the Turks and Caicos a top contender for any of these lists.
However, just because the Turks and Caicos are already on many people’s bucket lists, it still holds a few secrets that not every travel or beach enthusiast will know.
Here are 5 best-kept secrets about the Turks and Caicos Islands that will make you want to bump them up on the priority of places you want to visit.
#1 : Premier Kitesurfing Destination
The Turks and Caicos Islands have some of the best conditions on Earth for kitesurfing. Because of the unique island formations, the waters along and around the shore are generally calm and serene. And because the shore is so shallow, you can actually keep your feet on the sand as you wallow dozens of meters from the beach. But it’s not all about the water. The Caribbeans are perfectly situated in the middle of strong and—more importantly—constant tradewinds. When the season is right (Usually November through May) and the breeze picks up, it’s consistent and more predictable than most winds.
#2: Ecological Wonder
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a biodiversity hotspot. The variety includes a number of lizards snakes, insects, plants, and marine species found nowhere else on the planet. In addition to the unique native species, the islands are also a crucial breeding area for countless seabirds, and the surrounding seas are an important water highway for humpback whales. There are many special eco-tours that take you out to mangrove channels and national parks to see delicate ecosystems that support the nesting birds. The guides accompanying these tours are informative and certified to ensure that all safety precautions are taken. Guides will point out turtles, sharks, stingrays, and any other sea animal that pass by.
#3 Beautiful Dive Sites
Much of the Turks and Caicos biodiversity can only be found in and beneath the waves as it is also home to one of the larger barrier reefs on the planet. While snorkeling and diving enthusiasts may already know this, much of the general population of visitors who come to the island usually aren’t aware of this “known secret.” Because the beaches and resorts are so beautiful, it’s so easy to forget the wonders of life under the sea. There are countless great sites to explore, and you should choose them based on your experience, skill, and whether you snorkel or SCUBA dive
#4 You Might Run Into Your Favorite Celebrity
It’s no secret that the Turks and Caicos are popular. However, some of the visitors and vacations may wish it wasn’t! As a popular getaway for many celebrities, some of whom, actually have vacation homes built here.
#5 Interesting History
The Turks and Caicos have a rich history that many history buffs will appreciate. While the sun is always shining and the beaches are always beautiful, it wasn’t always paradise. The arrival of Europeans in the 1500s sparked the decline and eventual extinction of the aboriginal people and culture. Then came Bermudian salt collectors who settled the Turks Islands around 1680. For several decades around the turn of the 18th century, the islands became popular pirate hideouts. The Turks and Caicos Islands also had a strong U.S. presence. From 1950 to 1981, the United States had a missile tracking station on Grand Turk island. In the early days of the American space program, NASA used it. After his three earth orbits in 1962, American astronaut John Glenn successfully landed in the nearby ocean and was brought back ashore to Grand Turk island.
The Secret Is Out—Book Your Trip Today!
Maureen McElgunn & Carmen Reiss, Vincent Jets flight “family” recently came back raving about their Caribbean voyage. “…the island was open and empty! I was only home for 30 minutes before I booked my next trip 6 weeks later in December. The island is whimsical and it exudes luxury, seclusion, sexiness, and romance. It was love at first sight, and I can’t wait to get back on island time” McElgunn says.
Turks and Caicos excursions are very popular and spots fill up fast but your flight team at Vincent Jets is ready to make it happen. It’s important that you book early so you can secure your favorite activities, visit www.vincentjets.com today to inquire further about your 2021-2022 winter vacation!