Turks & Caicos is actually a group of 40 islands and cays. Some of these islands are uninhabited and completely unspoiled, while others have small communities. The total population is only roughly 30,000.
The tagline used to promote the islands is "beauty by nature." With its wealth of marine and aquatic life, from sea turtles to game fish, Turks & Caicos really delivers on providing visitors with authentic eco-adventures.
Each island in Turks & Caicos has its own personality and attractions. The Leeward Cays is a chain of islands that caters to the rich and famous with private villas. The small Little Water Cay is a protected area and home to the famous Turks & Caicos rock iguana.
North Caicos is dubbed "the garden island" because it receives more rainfall than other spots in the country. The area is lush with native fruit trees, flocks of pink flamingos and the remnants of plantations from long ago.
It's no wonder locals regularly island-hop for business and pleasure. Visitors follow suit once they learn more about each island and what it they offer. Part of the charm of Turks & Caicos is it's like having multiple vacation spots in a single visit.
With destination weddings becoming one of the hottest trends in travel, it's not surprising so many couples have chosen Turks & Caicos for their nuptials or vow renewals. Wedding planners are easy to come by here and can be found through your hotel.
You soon learn to appreciate the simplicity of life here. Quality is favoured over quantity. For example, there are not as many golf courses as other tropical destinations, but the courses in Turks & Caicos are world class. The same is true of the islands' restaurants, spas and hotels.
In Turks & Caicos, you are lulled into a peaceful calm state by the surroundings. To appreciate the island way of life, savour each moment, each sunset and each wave that breaks onto the beach. It's easy to disconnect from the world and really get into a holiday state of mind.
You'll feel like you've had a longer vacation than you really have because Turks & Caicos delivers so well on its promise to make you feel like you belong here. When you leave, the one thing on your mind is: “How soon can I come back?”