Now that we’ve enjoyed our Christmas Day, we’re looking to plan our next trip to escape the winter cold. The perfect destination for our first trip of 2022 is the Caribbean destination Turks and Caicos, an archipelago of 40 low lying coral islands halfway between the Bahamas and Dominican Republic. The largest islands are the Caicos Islands with the smaller Turks islands separated by the Turks Island Passage. Check out our must see attractions when you take a vacation in this stunning destination:
Visit one of the largest cave systems in the Caribbean, the Conch Bar Caves. 1.5 miles of underground caves are waiting to be explored! You’ll see tidal lagoons and colonies of bats, plus impressive stalactites and stalagmites. The Conch Bar Cave System also includes the above ground Village Hall and ponds which support rare flora and fauna. A must for nature lovers!
It is believed that Columbus’s first landfall may have been at this National Park which is the largest protected area in Grand Turk. Featuring the best beaches and dive sites this area is a must visit for its beauty and history. Scuba lovers will be impressed by the dive sites as some of Turks and Caicos’ top wall sites are here and the depth drops from 50m to the thousands!
Explore the capital city of the country which was founded in 1681 by salt collectors. You’ll be able to visit the island’s National Museum which is said to be 180 years old. Her Majesty’s Prison, built in the 1830’s was an operating prison until 1994. It has now been converted to a museum for visitors.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Turks and Caicos, have fun on the inflatable water toys, relax and snorkel. While you’re there, enjoy food and drinks beachside. Many day trips are available to this beach as a combination of other attractions or stand alone.
Visit the oldest plantation in Turk and Caicos and learn all about the historical cotton industry. This plantation was set up by Thomas Stubbs in the late 1700’s and sold to his brother in the early 1800’s. Turks and Caicos was responsible for half of all cotton produced in the area during the height of the cotton years, so it’s a great place to visit to learn all about this important source of income for the islands in times past.
Enjoy an underwater adventure at the Grand Turk Wall at Library Reef and meet an array of marine animals including puffer fish, barracuda and eels. A must see for divers is the drop off into the depths of the ocean of thousands of feet.
Enjoy the best of Caribbean cuisine at Coco bistro with decadent dishes such as Grilled Caicos Lobster Tail, and West Indian Style Shrimp Curry. Wash it down with a Caribbean Champagne Sunset cocktail and you have the perfect meal with a loved one among the palms.