Although a relatively small country, the different islands in the Turks and Caicos each offer a unique atmosphere.
Over the last two decades, Providenciales has seen a tourism boom with the development and construction to match. The less-populated islands haven’t changed much over the years though, and offer a rare glimpse into the old tropical way of life.
A day trip to one of our other inhabited islands is a tranquil and fascinating experience.
Passenger ferries at Heaving Down Rock Marina on Providenciales.
Plan Your Own Adventure, or Take a Tour?
Day trips can either be arranged on your own, or an organised tour from a local company can be taken.
If you’d simply like to see the main beaches and sights, planning your own trip will typically be the best choice. You’ll pay less and be able to spend times at the sites that interest you.
Of the inhabited islands, the green and expansive North Caicos and Middle Caicos is a great first choice. A regular passenger ferry service runs several times per day between
Heaving Down Rock Marina (Walkin Marina) on Providenciales and
Sandy Point Marina on North Caicos, and rental cars are easily available. A
drivable causeway connects the two islands, and collectively there are many beautiful places to see.
Kayaking off the remote Highas Cay near Middle Caicos.
A visit to the quiet islands of South Caicos or Salt Cay can definitely be rewarding, but due to ferry and flight time constraints and the availability of rental vehicles, a little more research and planning may be necessary. In some cases, it may make sense to stay overnight.