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Turks and Caicos is a very exclusive and private Caribbean paradise where many celebrities are often spotted vacationing in resorts or their second homes. “Beautiful by Nature,” the Turks and Caicos is known for its clear turquoise water, idyllic white sand beaches, and secluded private islands. English is the primary language and the currency is the USD, which makes purchasing international real estate a lot easier. Operating as an offshore tax-free jurisdiction, the Turks and Caicos Islands offer real estate investments with no annual tax and no capital gains taxes on transfers of properties. In addition to its consistent ranking as the number one beach in the world, Turks and Caicos is easily accessible with short, direct flights from many major cities. You can literally board a plane from most any eastern seaboard city and be on the beautiful white sand of the Grace Bay Beach just in time for a mid-afternoon beverage of your choice. For the most discerning traveler, the Turks and Caicos Islands is building a new state of the art Private Jet Terminal (FBO) to augment the overwhelming amount of private air travel currently making way to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Turks and Caicos beaches are broken down into five main areas, all of which contain multiple individual beaches. The areas include Providenciales, Caicos Cays, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, and Grand Turk.
The Providenciales area has four main beaches. Grace Bay Beach is by far the largest and most popular beach on Provo. It has frequently been named one of the world’s best beaches and is home to many exclusive resorts and island activities. Malcolm Beach is a secluded oasis situated at the northwest point of Macine National Park and can only be accessed by boat. Long Bay, Sapo Ailla Bay, and Taylor Bay are smaller areas that are all part of the Chalk Sound.
Caicos Cays contains 2 major beaches/islands. Pine Cay is the go-to location for many Caribbean based photo shoots. Parrot Cay is not as large or well known as Pine Cay, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as beautiful.
North Caicos houses 4 major beach getaways. Whitby Beach is the cove for three main cays, and is the prime snorkeling spot for adventuress. Pelican Point Beach has beautiful conch shells of al different sizes, which are dispersed over the beautiful beach area. Horse-stable beach is more for the naturist in all of us, being known as the best bird watching spot for all of Turks and Caicos. Sandy Point is a great area for anyone looking to explore, and have a relaxing beach day. Visit our property The Whitby in North Caicos.
Middle Caicos contains two major beaches of interest in the area. Mudjun Harbor is graced with limestone cliffs, and windswept coves that are perfect for exploring and snorkeling. Bambarra Beach is used for the yearly Middle Caicos Day party in August, and Valentines Day model sailboat races. Visit our property Mudjin Harbour in Middle Caicos.
Grand Turk is the location of two of the most breathtaking beaches in Turks and Caicos. Governors Beach is Grand Turks most celebrated beach. It is the home to Columbus Landfall National Park, and a popular picnic area among locals and tourist. Pillory Beach is where our open water divers migrate to, seeing as it is the most popular dive resort in the area.
The island of West Caicos is the farthest west point in the Turks and Caicos Island chain and is situated close to the Bahamian islands. Formerly known as Belle Island, West Caicos is the second-largest island in the country and is currently uninhabited but is under development to become of the most exclusive Ritz Carlton communities in the world. With miles of beautiful low shore cliffs, pristine beaches, and shallow salt water ponds, the island is an excellent place for deep water diving. West Caicos is known for its ruins, unfinished Molasses Reef Resort, and Lake Catherine — a protected, 500-acre saline lake home to unique birds and aquatic life. Currently there no regular boat or ferry access, but dive boats as well as private charters are available for diving and day trips.
Known as The Big South, South Caicos is the fishing capital of Turks and Caicos. Boasting one of the best natural harbors in the islands, South Caicos processes most of the country’s seafood for local consumption and international export. The harbor town Cockburn Harbor is located on South Caicos and nearby Long Cay is home to an iguana preserve. Abandoned salt pans on the islands have become home to bird species including flamingos, making this island a real treat for bird watchers. South Caicos is also home to the School for Field Studies Marine Resource Studies program. The islands vast coral and marine life makes it an excellent location for diving and it is easily accessible by connecting flights, ferries and boat charters.
Situated in the Lucayan Archipelago, where the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands join, Parrot Cay is a private island resort part of the COMO Hotels and Resort Group. The resort island is located about 35 minutes from Providenciales by boat; it is a secluded and exclusive resort providing more than 1000 acres of white sand beaches. A variety of accommodations dot the island ranging from guest rooms and suites in hotels to villas, beach houses and private properties. The resort offers dining, a world class spa, excursions and complimentary amenities and guest services, and includes access to the COMO Shambhala Retreat.
Located just south of Grand Turk off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, Salt Cay is a small, flat and triangular shaped island offering scuba diving, snorkeling and whale watching. The island is situated on the humpback whales’ winter migratory route, making this a prime spot for observing large marine life. Available accommodations include beach houses and cottages, villas, and guest suites. Dining, gift shops, tours and activities as well as historical buildings can also be found on Salt Cay, making this a unique destination for excursions and exploring the islands. Flights are available to Salt Cay from both Provo and Grand Turk, and travel to the Cay by boat is also available.