Turks and Caicos Islands: Places to Explore

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  • Dellis Cay

    This stunning small island, the second-to-last cay in the string of small islands between Providenciales and North Caicos, has a gorgeous sandy beach and good snorkeling; it's also a good place to...

  • Fort George Cay

    An uninhabited cay and a protected national park, Fort George Cay was once a fortified island that protected the surrounding waters from pirates. Cannons put in place during the 19th century are...

  • Grand Turk

    Just 7 miles (11 km) long and a little more than 1 mile (1½ km) wide, this island, the capital and seat of the Turks and Caicos government, has been a longtime favorite destination for divers...

  • Little Water Cay

    This small, uninhabited cay is a protected area under the Turks & Caicos National Trust. It's a stone's throw away from Walkin and Leeward marinas. On a private boat, the trip takes five minutes; an...

  • Middle Caicos

    At 48 square miles (124 square km) and with fewer than 300 residents, this is the largest and least developed of the inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos chain. A limestone ridge runs to...

  • North Caicos

    Thanks to abundant rainfall, this 41-square-mile (106-square-km) island is the lushest in the Turks and Caicos chain. With an estimated population of only 1,500, the expansive island allows you to...

  • Parrot Cay

    Once said to be a hideout for Calico Jack Rackham and his fellow pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, the 1,000-acre cay, between Fort George Cay and North Caicos, is now the site of a luxury resort.

    The only way to...

  • Pine Cay

    Pine Cay's 2½-mile-long (4-km-long) beach is among the most beautiful in the archipelago. The 800-acre private island, which is in the string of small cays between Provo and North Caicos, is home...

  • Providenciales

    Passengers typically become silent when their plane starts its descent, mesmerized by the shallow, crystal clear turquoise waters of Chalk Sound National Park. This island, nicknamed Provo, was...

  • Salt Cay

    Fewer than 100 people live on this 2½-square-mile (6-square-km) dot of land, maintaining an unassuming lifestyle against a backdrop of stucco cottages, stone ruins, and weathered wooden windmills...

  • South Caicos

    This 8½-square-mile (21-square-km) island was once an important salt producer; today it's the heart of the fishing industry. Nature prevails, with long, white beaches, jagged bluffs, quiet...

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