Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos Overview

The Turks and Caicos consist of 40 different islands and cays, only eight of which are inhabited. The two island groups form an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the Commonwealth of Nations. The main islands are Grand Turk and Salt Cay in the Turks Islands, and South Caicos, East Caicos, Grand or Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales, and West Caicos in the Caicos Islands.

Most of the islands are only about 10 to 25 minutes by air from Provo and most can be reached by boat, too. There are also regular ferries from North to Middle Caicos. Providenciales is the most well known of the Turks and Caicos Islands and is the centre of the tourism industry with a wide range of hotels, restaurants, attractions and facilities.

CLIMATE

Trade winds ensure that the islands maintain a comfortable warm temperature, which varies little between winter and summer. Between June and October the temperature hovers between 85°F and 90°F (29°C to 32°C), dropping slightly in winter.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Grand Turk
POPULATION: 22,300
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: US Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 110V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: TC
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +649
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4