Sunday Special – Turks and Caicos Islands

Found basking in the sun of the Caribbean’s West Indies is a group of islands known as the Turks & Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory. Not as well known as other Caribbean Islands it seems to be a hidden gem for those who do discover it. Made up of nine inhabited islands and a multitude of smaller ones it is home to over 30, 000 residents. The island of Providenciales is the largest and most highly populated with Grand Turk Island coming in second.

Turks and Caicos Islands – Photo credit:
Jonathan PalomboTurks & Caicos (12122034006)CC BY 2.0

Luxury Tourism is the name of the game in Turks & Caicos with resorts and hotels dotted along the shores. Known for its outstanding beaches and clear waters it certainly attracts sun-lovers. Amazing coral reefs are found here and contribute to the beauty of the sea. SCUBA Diving and snorkeling are popular pastimes, along with other water sports. Though it seems there is more than just beaches and water in the islands. It was once a main salt exporter prior to the arrival of Europeans. And there are both underwater cave systems and dry caves, some of which can be explored. It appears you can do as much or as little as you would like on these sun-kissed isles.

Marine life in Turks & Caicos – Photo credit:
Dameon Hudson, Duke St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands – panoramio (3)CC BY 3.0

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