Turks and Caicos Islands Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 46%, Turks & Caicaos represents the Caribbean's version of a land that time forgot. It doesn't get a lot of visitors compared to many of its better known neighbors, primarily because it hasn't gone down the path of marketing itself as the "place to be". Instead, it seems more than happy in the knowledge that it has a range of beaches, natural wonders, and historical sites that are easily the equal of anything you'll find in the entire region. Sitting atop this list is the Little Water Cay, the Caribbean's version of the Galapagos, where you'll find one of the last remaining habitats of the endangered Rock Iguana. The surrounding ocean is a veritable cornucopia of underwater riches, which range from diving with the humpback whales off the shores of Salt Cay, to coming face-to-face with nurse sharks at French Cay. Or dive the Black Forest, where you will see unusual black coral and dramatic underwater cliffs. There are a multitude of picture-perfect white sands beaches scattered throughout the islands, like Grace Bay, Bambara Beach, and Mudjin Harbor. Pumpkin Bluff Pond – better known as Flaming Pod – is home to hundreds of the graceful pink birds. The "White House" is a fascinating piece of island history, the home of the Herriott family, who made an empire out of salt. While time may have forgotten Turks & Caicos, it is a virtual guarantee that you will not after visiting these islands.
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Experience a wildlife encounter that is more reminiscent of Charles Darwin's voyage than a leisurely Caribbean vacation when you visit Little Water Cay – also known as Iguana Island – and one of the last remaining habitats in....
|Coordinates:||21 45 N, 71 35 W|
|Government:||British Overseas Territory|
|Currency:||United States Dollar $ (USD)|
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- Location: Turks and Caicos Islands