Turks and Caicos is best known for its endless beaches of white sand and turquoise waters. Some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.
As the sun emerges from the sea, with its myriad variations of blue color, light flows along pristine beaches, through mangroves and salt marshes, through scrub and into the tropical dry forests of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Pine Cay Beach is a two-mile beach located on the small private island of Pine Cay, which is home to several Caicos pines.
Other destinations include the Caicos Barrier Reef and the coastal edge of Princess Alexandra National Park. Combined with the abundance of vibrant marine and coral life, it's no surprise that readers of Scuba Diving Magazine voted the Turks and Caicos Islands as having the best diving in the Caribbean. Caicos Central is home to the karst cave system, which includes the Conch Bar Caves with miles of tunnels. There is always a great water sport to be enjoyed in the beautiful marine environment of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are located on an underwater plateau that rises 10,000 feet (3000 m) from the surrounding ocean floor. You'll also likely see a variety of sharks and rays as you dive in the waters around the Turks and Caicos Islands. Hailed by most as the best stretch of sand on the island of Grand Turk, Governor's does well to live up to its reputation. In North and Central Caicos, extensive wetlands and shallow waters offer some of the best kayaking and paddling spots on the islands.
The most touristy island in the Turks and Caicos Islands is Providenciales, which is home to first-class family-friendly resorts, including Beaches Turks and Caicos. When visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands, it's easy to spend all your time within the walls of your beach resort, but it will give you little idea of the culture and history of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. And for more experienced kitesurfers heading to the Turks and Caicos Islands, there are custom adventure packages. Mudjin Harbour is located in Central Caicos and features limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, Dragon Cay and the Conch Bar Caves.