Spotlight on: Turks and Caicos

10 Aug

I’m not sure why my husband and I decided to go to Turks and Caicos a couple of years ago. I think it just sounded exotic.

If you are looking for a getaway to an island with great beaches, no tourist traps, and fewer people, Turks and Caicos is a great choice!

We stayed on the island of Providenciales, the third largest island by area of the Turks and Caicos Island chains. There is little to do in Providenciales other than the beach and a little shopping. Many people may enjoy this simple lifestyle. Unlike Mexico, there are no beach vendors hounding you to buy another sarong or bracelet. There are miles of beach and plenty of space between you and the next tourist. There is a local casino in Providenciales that will send a shuttle to pick you up (if that tickles your fancy).

My husband and I went during March (AKA Spring Break), and never felt crowded. Perhaps it’s the fact that Turks and Caicos is little known, or because it’s a little off the beaten path of normal Spring Break venues (think Daytona or the Bahamas).

The bottom line: If you don’t want to be bothered by the hustle and bustle of other Caribbean islands, appreciate the natural beauty of the Caribbean, and have pure rest and relaxation in mind, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is the place to be.

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