Turks and Caicos consists of 40 islands in the Atlantic, with only 8 of them being inhabited. Providenciales and Grand Turks are the biggest islands, with both having international airports. The main attractions are sun, sand and the sea, making Turks and Caicos the perfect getaway.
Blessed with the third largest coral reef in the world, the snorkelling and diving here is fantastic. Bight Reef offers shallow water suitable for kids, while Smith's Reef is good for all skill levels.
If you visit the islands between January to early April, you may be lucky enough to spot some humpback whales. These majestic giants of the ocean travel past on the way to their breeding grounds further south.
One of Turks and Caicos many protected habitats, Iguana Island is home to the endangered rock iguana, native to the islands. You can find direct excursions to the island or you can visit as a designated stop with some sailing or snorkelling outings
Spend some time with friendly equine beauties. Horseback rides are spent both on the beach and in the water. The horses love to wade into the ocean up to their chests.
Often voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its sparking white sand and stunning turquoise waters are worth spending an afternoon or two enjoying.
A small island with perfect beaches, excellent snorkelling and a dive spot that includes a sunken British war ship, Salt Cay makes for a great day trip.