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Turks & Caicos Island Guide

Dreaming of a tropical getaway? The crystal clear water, endless sunshine, and the island lifestyle are waiting for you in Turks & Caicos. With the beachfront resorts, activities for all ages, and wonderful food options, you are sure to love your time here.

Things to Do

No matter what your reason is for going to Turks & Caicos, there is sure to be something for you on this island.

First things first, you can’t go to Turks & Caicos without spending time on one of the picturesque beaches. So which one should you pick? Grace Bay Beach is typically the favorite and a stunning choice, but there are many smaller beaches that are just as beautiful. A few favorites are Long Bay Beach, Malcolm’s Road Beach, or Little Ambergris Cay for smaller crowds.

Next up on the list is making your way on to a boat to see the island from a different point of view. There are many charter companies on the island that offer outstanding service! Full day or half day boat tours, snorkeling excursions, sunset cruises, and private charters are available to make for an exceptional sea outing.

If you are looking for water activities there is just about every option you can think of, but be sure to check out the other things to experience on the island as well. Horseback riding, Jeep rentals, shopping, fish fry’s, day trips to other areas, visiting a conch farm, or drinking from a coconut are all parts of the Turks & Caicos experience not to miss out on.

Places to Stay

Where to Eat

Turks & Caicos has become quite the culinary destination over the years with numerous restaurants for you to try during your stay. With the exception of a few fine dining options, the restaurants tend to have fairly casual atmospheres. Here are a few that we would recommend trying on your next trip:

  1. Infiniti – At Grace Bay Club: While the food here is great (try the grouper and kale salad!),  we highly recommend that you grab a drink at the Infiniti bar at sunset – you won’t be disappointed!
  2. Mango Reef: This gem is located in Turtle Cove Marina overlooking the water. The seafood is fresh and delicious! 
  3. Coco Bistro: Be sure to plan ahead if Coco Bistro is on your list! Reservations are required at this incredible restaurant located close to Grace Bay Beach. The setting is beautiful and they have a wide variety of entrees. They have recently opened a food truck on the property that will allow you the same setting at a lower price point…and no reservations required.
  4. Bay Bistro – located in the Sibonne Hotel: If you are a brunch lover then look no further! This is the best weekend brunch on the island – $15 gets you brunch and includes a mimosa or bloody mary! Bay Bistro is also situated on the water, giving you lovely views anytime of day.  
  5. Baci: In the mood for pizza? Baci has an Italian menu with the best pizza on the island! They have a nice patio and setting in the marina, but they also offer takeaway if you feel like eating elsewhere.
  6. Embers: Situated across from Graceway IGA this spot has a great mix of Asian and Seafood!
  7. Solana – located at Ocean Club West Resort: For a more casual vibe, this beach bar has breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The jerk chicken wrap and fried rice are amazing! It’s also a fun place to grab a drink or two in the afternoon.
  8. Just Tacos – located at Grace Bay Club: The name speaks for itself, if you’re in the mood for some tacos then look no further. This spot on the beach is only open for lunch.
  9. Da Conch Shack – located in Blue Hills: About as casual as can be – picnic tables on the beach and coverups welcome! Da Conch Shack has the best conch on the island and they demonstrate retrieving the conch from the shell. Pairs great with their rum punch!
  10. The Farm – located at Seven Stars Resort: GREAT breakfast! This farm to table concept serves delicious, fresh food for every appetite. The best part – it’s walkable from most hotels on Grace Bay! 

If you aren’t wanting to eat out for every meal, or just want to grab some drinks and snacks for your hotel room then head to Graceway Gourmet grocery store. Most resorts have carts that you can take with you to carry groceries. Graceway Gourmet has a deli, ready made dishes, a salad bar, liquor, and anything else you may need. Just keep in mind, alcohol is not cheap on the island and buying a case of local beer could be $50, but it is still cheaper than buying it all at the resort.

Best Time to Visit

Turks and Caicos is a beautiful destination year round with the average highs rarely falling below 75 degrees. The late summer to early winter months bring the biggest risk of rain during the hurricane season. We’d recommend going anytime between February and early-June for great weather and sunshine.

Getting There

Depending on where you are coming from, Turks & Caicos is a fairly easy destination to get to. There are direct flights from many major U.S. cities and on a variety of airlines including Delta, American, United, and JetBlue.

Once you arrive in Turks & Caicos it is up to you to decide how you get around. Many tourists will rent a car for a few days so you can go to some of the local restaurants and visit other beaches. You can usually rent a compact car for around $40/day.

If you are not wanting to rent a car or drive yourself, there are plenty of taxis around the island to get you to and from restaurants and activities. You can also hire a private driver for the day depending on what you are wanting to do.

Reach out to us today to start living your best life on your Turks & Caicos vacation!


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