Every time a new trip comes up for traveling, the biggest question is what to see and do while you are there? If it is just family vacation, a romantic getaway or a girl’s weekend, heading to one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean is never a bad idea. Turks and Caicos are one of the most splendorous island chains in the world. There is a diversified life there that can fill up weeks of events, outings, and just a leisure exploration.
When it comes to discussing the Caribbean, beaches, and water is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Pillory Beach, Governor’s Beach, Taylor Bay, and Grace Bay are just a few of the most stunning parts of the islands. Lounging in the sun, beach sports, swimming and snorkeling are only a few activities that are available to everyone that heads to these illustrious seashores. For a little more in-depth or more interactive wildlife experience, Bright Reef and Smith’s Reef are two beautiful areas that showcase multiple sea life that you can only see at the reef. You can go for an hour or a couple to literally submerge yourself in the variety of creatures call them home.
When you are looking for something like turks and caicos – what to see and do, know there is another small island called Little Water Cay. This small island is known for the endangered iguanas that remain there. One thing to note, the island allows kayaking to and from the inlets and can even incorporate sailing as part of an activity to do at the island. The small entrance fee to the island goes to the protection of these unique iguanas.
Salt Cay is definitely for those who love to discover. This small island is away from the main port of Provo and is not the main attraction for most of the tourists who come to Turks and Caicos. It does boast beautiful coasts, exceptional scenery and a reef that people know throughout the world. This reef is a perfect place for diving and scuba enthusiasts. There is a drop of more than 7,000 feet, and during the winter months, humpback whales have been known to gather at the reef. There is also a British warship that sunk in only 40 feet of water that many people like to go and see.
If a little history is what you need, the Turks and Caicos National Museum and Cheshire Hall are an excellent demonstration for the history of the islands from slavery to shipwrecks that make up the islands past. Cheshire Hall was built in the 1700’s, and what remains today is a walkable cotton plantation demonstrating and showing the lives of the people who lived there long ago.
With its’ vibrant life, crystal clear waters and rich history, Turks and Caicos is a perfect escape into another realm of the world. There is plenty to do and see all over the islands that make heading to Turks and Caicos an unforgettable time completely worth the trip.