Turks and Caicos Islands Frequently Asked Questions
Turks and Caicos Vacation Information
Whether you travel by land or sea, a valid passport is required for travel to the Turks and Caicos. Make sure you have a minimum of six months to expiry when travelling.
Travel to Providenciales by sea is a great option for private motor yacht and sportfishing vessel owners with easy access from the U.S., Bahamas and Dominican Republic. Berth your vessel at Blue Haven Marina in Leeward to the northeast or more central Turtle Cove Marina. To the south, berthing options include South Side Marina and Caicos Marina & Shipyard. Be sure to book your slip in advance.
With more than 12 major airlines serving Providenciales International Airport and daily flights from Miami, New York and Charlotte, the Turks and Caicos are easily accessible from virtually anywhere in the world.
Major carriers flying to Providenciales include American Airlines, US Airways, Air Canada, JetBlue, WestJet, British Airways and Delta. Domestic Airlines InterCaribbean and Caicos Express offer scheduled flights within the Caribbean to and from Jamaica, The Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Weather and Climate
The Turks and Caicos experience warm weather year-round, with slight seasonal changes. Summer can be humid with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, but the consistent tradewinds keep this at bay in comparison to other Caribbean locations. Wintertime is mild and dry, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s during the day, and low 70s to high 60s in the evenings. Despite the slight change in temperature, the difference is certainly noticeable—and the cooler season tends to be the busiest time of year for the islands.
The U.S. dollar is the official currency of the Turks and Caicos. Most major credit cards are accepted by businesses on the islands but it should be noted that many of the smaller local businesses accept cash only. ATMs are available for withdrawing funds. Local banks include CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, Scotiabank and Royal Bank of Canada.
Adventure Beyond Provo
While Provo is the equivalent of our ‘bustling city centre’, the outer islands also have a lot to offer. Day trips to North & Middle Caicos can be easily arranged by ferry or private boat with many spots to explore like Wade Green Plantation and the Government Farm in North; and Mudjin Harbour, Wild Cow Run and the Conch Bar Caves in Middle. Charter boats offer day trips out to nearby cays like Pine Cay and Fort George Cay or venture a little further to spots like West Caicos and French Cay.
Grand Turk, our capital, makes a great escape for diving or whale watching (during season) and features a number of landmarks for exploring Turks and Caicos history and culture. Hop a morning flight and return in the evening or spend the night!
Things to Do
With over 1,200km of contiguous reef, the third-largest in the world, Turks and Caicos offer some of the most spectacular snorkelling and diving in the world. Panoply Sport Fishing & Luxury Charters offer first class deep sea and bottom fishing excursions as well as luxury yacht charters aboard their stunning Intrepid yachts.
If you’re up for an adventure, explore the mangroves and surrounding cays by paddleboard (SUP) or kayak or power up for some wakeboarding, waterskiing or tubing. Fly high and parasail along the north shore and enjoy stunning aerial views of Grace Bay. Long Bay Beach provides one of the best locations in the world to learn kiteboarding with no shortage of experienced instructors.
On the Water
Many activities are available on land for you to explore the vistas, culture and history of our islands. For the avid golfer, Provo Golf Club‘s 18 hole, Par 72 course is a must, with tennis courts also available on property. Taxi, bus or guided scooter tours are a popular choice for touring the island.
Pamper yourself with a wide selection of spa services available on location or at your villa, or zen out with studio and private sessions with Retreat Yoga & Wellness Studio.
Visit our Experiences page for more on things to do!
Provo boasts a wide selection of fantastic dining options from beachside local fare to fine French cuisine. Ask us about our favourites for local fare, casual dining and fine dining options.