Situated to the southeast of Miami and the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos holidays offer three major pluses for those wanting to get away from it all, year round sun, 370 kilometres of the best white beaches and the third largest coral reef system in the world, occupying up several hundred kilometres of the Atlantic Ocean.
Those who love underwater water sports will particularly enjoy the accessibility of the reef which has certainly earned its place on the world’s top 10 dive list. Charter a boat for some deep-sea fishing, a tour of the 8 inhabited and 20 uninhabited islands, as well as fascinating cays, or a relaxing sail in the gentle breeze of the trade winds. If one prefers land-based sports, tennis is also on offer at most resorts.
People of the Turks and Caicos islands are known as ‘belongers’ and are extremely friendly, which helps ensure a totally stress-free holiday. Regardless of one’s luxury Turks and Caicos hotel selection, hidden away on small cays or on the pristine 19 kilometre beach at Grace Bay in Providenciales (named after a 19th century honeymooner), relaxed barefoot luxury is guaranteed. Many of the Turks and Caicos resorts also offer world-class spa facilities that will smooth the most furrowed of brows. The excellent cuisine, including locally sourced shellfish, is also bound to put a smile on the weariest of faces.