Turks and Caicos

Aug 16th, 2015, 04:51 AM
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Turks and Caicos

we may visit Caicos this winter. are we able to drive from Providenciales to South Caicos? IHow are we able to reach Grand Turk if we want to go there?
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Aug 16th, 2015, 05:42 AM
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We just spent a week in T&C in July. We stayed at the Royal West Indies Resort on Grace Bay. Grace Bay is everything they said it would be and more. Gorgeous! You will have to grab a ferry if you want to get off Provo. We took a ferry over to North/Middle Caicos... rented a car and drove around both islands. Found some beautiful secluded beaches. You will need to ferry to South and Grand Turk. Google T&C and you will find tons of info about connecting to the other islands.
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Aug 16th, 2015, 08:34 AM
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Unless you're on a cruise ship, everyone goes to Provo the main vacation island first.

A few end up going to Grand Turk first--

Gotta ask, Why South Caicos? There's nothing there except an international underwater biology school.

If you love to dive, South has no one to take you (a few might be able to from Grand Turk)

There are daily flights from Provo to South, and a once a week 2 hour ferry.

Only 1 place to stay, with a small restaurant

South really doesn't currently have much. There was a resort that's suppose to open a couple years ago--haven't heard much

And ruins of a huge resort that's in brankruptcy
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Aug 16th, 2015, 10:58 AM
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actually I have not read enough to see where we would want to go, we may not even leave Provo but wanted to know if it was even possible first. where might you visit as a day trip from Provo?
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Aug 16th, 2015, 11:10 AM
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From Provo (Providenciales) you can day trip to all of the Caicos

North and Middle require ferry and rental car

Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South (nothing there really now) require rt air (30 minutes)

A great start to get your bearings is Fodor's In Focus: Turks and Caicos, you can get it on Amazon.com
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Aug 16th, 2015, 03:13 PM
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Is it best to rent a car in Provo and take on the ferry or is that not an option?
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Aug 16th, 2015, 04:49 PM
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You mean for North and Middle? You need ferry then a car on North

Most places in Provo probably better with a car there too--

The other islands require air
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Aug 17th, 2015, 02:25 AM
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You can not take cars on the ferry
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Aug 17th, 2015, 05:15 AM
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Thanks, that is what I was asking, if it is possible to take a car that we rent in Provo on to the ferry. we will want time to just enjoy Provo and relax, so with that said would you recommend 1 or 2 places you might visit as a day trip? we will want to snorkel one day.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 06:47 AM
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Take a ferry to North/middle
pre arrange for a car rental there--they will meet you at the dock...
then drive around the 2 islands on your own.
Make sure you have a reservation on the return ferry to Provo!!
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Aug 17th, 2015, 12:05 PM
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Thank you
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