Travel magazines praise Turks and Caicos

Expert travel writers spend their time scouting amazing destinations – Read their thoughts on beautiful TCI.

When you want to explore a place that most of your friends haven’t been to, you’ll be looking for a few reviews, before making that call. While sites such as Oyster or Tripadvisor can give you a general idea of how great a destination is, when it comes to recommendations, more is, well, more.

Here’s a compilation of write-ups we found online, with regards to the Turks and Caicos islands. Are we biased? Sure. We love it here! But we’re not the only ones. Read on to see what major travel magazines and their staff have had to say about our award-winning destination.

Calm, azure waters. Golden beaches. Stunning coral reefs and the world’s best diving. The Turks and Caicos is perfect for travelers more interested in hearing the wind rustle through Grace Bay’s casuarina trees than thrumming steel drums, and for visitors more interested in seeing Bight Reef’s multicolored fish and coral than fancily-costumed show girls. Watch the glow worms light up near Caicos Cays, identify wildflowers on an island hike or just take in the ocean view. The Turks and Caicos are naturally stunning. — Frommers

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), hiding at the southern tip of the Bahamian Archipelago, elude most travelers’ radars. Yet this sparsely populated string of low sand cays boasts some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs, and has built itself into a true luxury-tourism destination. The pace of life is easygoing, the local welcome genuine and the diving truly out of this world. — Lonely Planet

With more than 230 miles of white-sand beaches and some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs, the Turks and Caicos islands are arguably the hidden gems of the Caribbean. They’re less than 90 minutes from Miami, and about a three-hour flight from New York City. The main island, Providenciales (nicknamed Provo), is incredibly family-friendly. In many ways, being on Provo feels like going back to a simpler time. There are no traffic lights in town – just speed bumps and roundabouts to manage traffic flow – and no Starbucks, either. The main attraction, of course, is the beaches. Though you might not think you want to stray far from your lounge chair, there’s plenty more to keep you busy in Providenciales. — Travel & Leisure

Exploring Turks and Caicos Islands feels like tripping down Alice’s rabbit hole: It’s under British rule, but the currency is the American dollar. Traffic moves on the left, but most rental-car steering wheels are on the right. And you won’t find a single McDonalds or KFC. What you will find is one of the world’s most stunning shorelines. The color and clarity come partially from the crushed pink coral sea bottom, found only in this part of the South Atlantic. A protective barrier reef enables safe lagoon swimming for kids, easy snorkeling, and excellent diving and bonefishing. But should you wish simply to relax, the vibe is all about tranquility—more beach chic exclusive than overdeveloped. — Afar Magazine

When it comes to giving the sport *kitesurfing* a whirl, few places rival the Turks and Caicos. This dreamy collection of islands north of Hispaniola and east of Cuba dazzles with miles of warm, shallow turquoise water and sand so fine it feels like fairy dust. Indeed, the Caribbean nation is “beautiful by nature,” as its license plates proclaim. Factor in locals who exude a relaxed, friendly vibe, and you have all the ingredients for a perfect tropical adventure. — National Geographic – Intelligent travel

Let’s consider the evidence. I’ve been to Jamaica and I can’t stop dreaming about Goldeneye. I’ve snorkeled around St. John, I’ve whiled away lazy mornings reading in the Augustinian Cloister at One and Only Ocean Club Bahamas. I haven’t been to Sugar Beach in St. Lucia, though, yes, I know it’s heaven. But if we’re giving points for convenience, ease of planning, flight options, water gorgeousness, available activities, local culture, and general we-know-how-to-roll-out-the-welcome-mat-for-visitors, I’m giving the blue ribbon to Turks and Caicos. — Forbes

If you’re yearning for a Caribbean vacation with the gang, you’ll find plenty of enticing accommodation options and age-appropriate activities tailored to younger visitors in Turks & Caicos. Plus, there are plenty of direct flights from many U.S. cities to Providenciales International Airport, making sticking to a budget a cinch for value-minded families. Surrounded by beautiful white-sand beaches, Providenciales boasts numerous restaurants, spas, shops and pristine golf courses. — Travel

Nearby and faraway” might be an oxymoron, but that remains the Turks and Caicos’ appeal. Not only is the main island of Providenciales, at the Bahamas’ southern tip, easily accessed by direct flights but also some of the Caribbean’s most remote-feeling accommodations are within just 20 minutes of touchdown. Departures magazine

Home to the globe’s third-largest coral reef, Turks and Caicos provides divers and snorkeling enthusiasts a picture-perfect way to commune with nature. Providenciales, the most popular islands in the chain, is a perfect place to experience the magical mix of sun, sand and sea. — Bold magazine

With endless, white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and mind-bogglingly clear turquoise water, Turks and Caicos could have rested on its laurels with a half-hearted attempt at fine dining. Instead, the British Overseas Territory has made huge gastronomic strides in the past decade, stepping out of the shadow of culinary cousins like Jamaica and making the island a foodie destination in its own right.  Escapism Toronto

Dreaming of a beach holiday to take you and your family away from everyday life? You need to think about a trip to Turks and Caicos. For one thing, it’s a short flight from anywhere in the U.S. For another, the island provides fun-filled, kid-friendly vacations including swims in the deep, blue sea surrounded by reefs and corals. There’s ample sunshine and long stretches of white sand on which to build sand castles in Turks and Caicos. Parents will find an abundance of activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and pony rides in the water. — Huffpost

Looking out of your plane window is your first glimpse of what is in store for you once you arrive in Turks and Caicos. If you’re like us, the view will take your breath away as you gaze at the endless sandy beaches and the stunning turquoise waters of Providenciales. There are countless exquisite beaches to visit on Turks and Caicos, from dreamy sunbathing spots, to tranquil bays perfect for swimming and rocky coves ideal for exploring. — Destination Magazines

Now, we haven’t spoken about accommodations, but feel free to visit our site if renting a villa is more your speed, than a resort. We’re very popular with families and have a great track-record for happy guests 🙂

Hope to see you soon and in the meantime, wishing you all the best!

Simon, Pina and Max

You might also be interested in the following information:

The Turks and Caicos Islands: Facts, Details and More Reasons to Visit

Food and Drink While Visiting Turks and Caicos


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