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Overview

Just 80 minutes from Miami, the Turks & Caicos Islands transport you to a place lost in time, an unspoiled haven where an abundance of uninhabited islands, miles of exquisite beaches and fabulous sights await discovery.

Comprising 8 islands and some 40 cays, The Turks & Caicos Islands lie at the southeastern end of the Bahamas, and are easy to reach from just about anywhere in the U.S., with twice daily air service from Miami, as well as various weekly charters from several major U.S. cities.

Providenciales (Provo), one of the largest islands, is home to The Sands at Grace Bay. It covers a 38 square miles and offers all the modern conveniences while maintaining a true Caribbean feeling. Grace Bay, located on the northern end of Provo, was voted the best beach on Earth by the Conde Nast Traveller's Reader Poll and one of the top five beaches by the British Sunday Times.

Map of Turks and Caicos Islands
Map of Turks and Caicos Islands The Sands Resort at Grace Bay Map of Turks and Caicos Islands
Map of Turks and Caicos Islands

Known for its celebrated marine life and pristine waters, an immense and immaculate coral reef system embraces the Turks & Caicos Islands, covering more than 200 square miles. A veritable scuba and snorkel paradise, the islands are cherished among the dive community, which has come to admire the awe-inspiring sight of Humpback whales, Manta Rays and the islands' resident Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, JoJo.

Popular excursions such as snorkel/picnic trips, private day trips to uninhabited islands, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing and water sports of all kinds exhibit the delight that Mother Nature has bestowed to this group of Caribbean islands.