As a very small country that relatively few have heard of, the Turks and Caicos has seen quite an impressive number of famous visitors, from both present and past eras.
Today, the unparalleled beaches in the Turks and Caicos Islands attract people from across the globe, and there’s a wide range of luxury accommodation choices to stay at.
As every beach in the Turks and Caicos is public and free-to-access up to the high tide point, regardless of whether the coast is on a private island or not, it’s possible to visit almost any location mentioned on this page.
Along with being a possible site of Christopher Columbus’s first point of landfall in the Americas and New World, quite a few other interesting (albeit perhaps not globally significant!) historical events involving important people took place in and around the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Grace Bay and Providenciales
Grace Bay Beach, the hallmark of the Turks and Caicos, is world renowned for its pristine sand and turquoise water. Luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts line this breathtaking beach, and there’s a wonderful selection of water sports and things to do.
Amanyara Resort, Providenciales
The exclusive and secluded all-inclusive Amanyara Resort is located on Malcolm's Road Beach on the Northwest Point Marine National Park. This wild and scenic region of Providenciales is a perfect backdrop for a tranquil stay.
Long Bay Beach, Providenciales
Found on the southeast side of Providenciales, Long Bay Beach is one of the region’s top kiteboarding spots, and attracts kiters from all over the globe. Luxury vacation villas can be seen across this 3-mile coast.
Turtle Tail, Providenciales
Turtle Tail is a highly scenic residential area on the south coast of Providenciales. The beautiful hills and bluffs on this peninsula offer incredible views over the turquoise Caicos Banks and inland marine ponds.
Several beautiful yet small beaches are found interspersed along this limestone coast.
The 1000-acre (405 hectare) Parrot Cay is found east of Providenciales. The island boasts spectacular beaches and luxury low-density development. Unlike the neighboring Pine Cay, Parrot Cay does not have an airstrip, so visitors are ferried to the island by boat.
The island is home to the COMO Parrot Cay Resort, luxury villas managed by the resort, and private residences. The resort also features Shambhala Retreat, the famous full-service spa and well-being center. Quite a few celebrities own homes or real estate on this tranquil cay.
South Caicos is the last of the Caicos islands east of Providenciales, and is considered to be the nation’s fishing capital. South Caicos has a generally laid-back atmosphere.
New developments, such as Sailrock Resort, are catering to a high-end of tourist wanting seclusion and privacy.
Water Sports Champions
With an amazing and pristine marine environment, it’s no wonder that our archipelago has attracted some of the world’s top ocean athletes.