Turks and Caicos Travel Guide
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a tropical archipelago nation found in the Caribbean. With crystalline, turquoise waters and sugar-white sands, the islands are one of the best beach destinations in the world. No matter which island you choose to visit, you are sure to find secluded shores, tropical wetlands, and breathtaking vistas.
Rated the best beach in the world, Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales is the most popular vacation spot. Here you can find many of the best Turks and Caicos resorts. But it’s worth venturing out of the resort to see the islands’ barrier reef (one of the largest in the world) and to taste the nation’s vibrant, seafood-centric cuisine.
Language: The official language of the islands is English. However, Turks and Caicos Islands Creole is also frequently spoken by the population.
Currency: The official currency is the US dollar (USD).
Plugs: The plugs in Turks and Caicos are type A and B, the standard voltage is 120 V, and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. American tourists will not need an adapter or converter. For others, I recommend buying a universal adapter and a converter for hairdryers and hot products.
Safety: Turks and Caicos has one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean, putting it on par with large American cities like NYC or Miami.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
There is really no bad time to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands. The nation is always warm and has about 350 days of sunshine per year. Likewise, the waters hover around a perfectly refreshing mid-80°F (29°C).
February, March, and April are the most popular months to visit Turks and Caicos since tourists are trying to escape the cold winter and early spring. So I would recommend visiting between April and June. For cheaper prices, you can visit during summer and fall. But please remember that Turks and Caicos is in the Caribbean. That means it is at risk during hurricane season.