Turks and Caicos

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About Turks and Caicos

The string of islands making up Turks and Caicos includes forty individual islands and coral cays - a joining of two families of islands, as the name suggests, with Grand Turk and Providenciales the respective capitals. The beaches are beautiful, the scuba diving and deep sea fishing are excellent, and the best places to stay in the Turks and Caicos Islands tend to be the luxurious, private island retreats, or maybe one of Grand Turk's charming colonial guesthouses.

The Turks and Caicos are technically a British Overseas Territory, but their currency is the American dollar and they have an American vibe. Well, they are only about 600 miles off Florida. Which carries through into the accommodation - you can find most of the big name American hotel brands here.

Things not to miss:

  • Providenciales' famously beautiful Grace Bay is considered perfect even by Caribbean beach standards and it's long enough to house many hotels and resorts comfortably.
  • The more fertile Grand Turk island houses the traditional capital, being much easier to settle on. This is where you'll find the government buildings and most of the historic sights and most charming architecture.
  • Aside from these two islands, there are a number of others in the forty strong group which are totally uninhabited, and even more where you'll find just a few souls. There is perfect diving and snorkelling conditions just off shore.

The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in Turks and Caicos are mainly to be found on Grand Turk and Providenciales, but also features a stunning private island paradise.

The Best Places to stay on the Turks and Caicos

For the perfect beach break

  • Parrot Cay is a sublime hotel on an immaculate white beach on its own private island. If that's not enough the rooms and villas are chic, the cuisine is international and the spa is award-winning.
  • The Bohio Dive Resort is obviously geared up for divers, but its position, directly against a pristine, white, sandy beach, means that it's also a great choice for a relaxing beach break. Rooms are whitewashed chic, with private balconies. The Bohio Dive Resort also has its own dive school.
  • The Grace Bay Club is a large, but extremely luxurious resort made up of suites and private beach cabanas, right on Grace Bay.
  • Caribbean Paradise Inn as the name might suggest aims to capture the essence of Caribbean lifestyle. Just off the beach it boasts comfortable rooms and excellent local cuisine. The ideal beach holiday launchpad.

For great value

  • The Sibonne Beach Hotel is one of the best value hotels on Grace Bay, a small, but lovely, white building with a choice of rooms, suites and apartments - sleeping up to four.
  • The Osprey Beach Hotel on Grand Turk is chic but reasonably priced, with its 37 rooms starting from just £56 per night. Many rooms have private balconies and four poster beds. Just a short stroll through the hotel's garden and you're on the beach.
  • The Salt Raker Inn is a great value little inn in the heart of old Cockburn Town. Well placed for the beach and local dive centres, this is a laid-back but pretty spot with a lovely little verandah restaurant.

For a special occasion

  • Providenciales' Point Grace is a dreamy, romantic spot, with stunning rooms and suites, and even more perfect views from the private balconies. There are just 28 rooms, two fabulous restaurants, a Thalasso spa, a huge pool and direct access to the beach.
  • Amanyara is a spectacular resort which really makes the most of its naturally idyllic beach surroundings with minimalist decor and a focus on large windows and private balconies. It also has the very best when it comes to chefs, bars, massages, butlers, spa facilities and pools.

For pure luxury

  • On a beautiful sandy beach, Gansevoort's prime objective is to provide luxury. Boasting lavish suites, a deluxe spa, a superb restaurant and private beach access, it's a standout hotel. Perfect for an indulgent break on the Turks and Caicos.

For an apartment or beach house

  • For those looking for their own space, we recommend visiting our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Providinciales is the international airport gateway to the Turks and Caicos. From there you can connect to any one of the seven island airports.
  • Hurricane season in the Turks and Caicos generally runs from July to September, so it is best to avoid visiting during these months. The islands have a year round temperature in the late 20s, so we would recommend a winter trip from November to April.
  • If you would like to explore the islands by car we recommend our partners Rentalcars

Still not sure?

  • Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.


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Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos

  • Salt Raker Inn Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos 26 rooms from £82

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Value chic
    Diving  -  Three dive operators all within walking distance. Packages can be arranged
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the heart of the Old Town
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    An excellent value inn in the heart of the old town and just a few moments from the beach and diving centres. Lovely rooms and suites, simply decorated, but chic in style with white washed walls and balconies onto the garden. Lovely little restaurant with verandah. Excellent value and laid back. See More

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  • Sibonne Beach Hotel Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 30 rooms from £86

    Views  -  Spectacular white sands and azure waters to peer onto from all parts of the hotel.
    Value chic  -  A variety of rooms offer excellent value for the Caribbean.
    Beach Life  -  Direct access to one of the best beaches around.
    Scuba course  -  The hotel offers dive packages.

    Excellent value and set on one of the best beaches, Grace Bay Beach. A lovely white building with a selection of rooms, suites, and an apartment (sleeps 4). Boutique chic interiors include four poster beds, balconies and sea views. Caribbean restaurant, dive packages, and endless white sand. See More

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  • Osprey Beach Hotel Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 37 rooms from £98

    Scuba course  -  Blue Water Divers, a PADI 5 Star dive facility, is located on the hotel property.
    Romantic Break
    Diving  -  Dive packages available
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    One of the chicest spots in Grand Turk. Rooms and suites are beautiful with private balconies, four poster beds, and creamy furnishings. Access to the beach through the garden, walking distance to all the attractions, and good value too. See More

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  • Caribbean Paradise Inn Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 18 rooms from £105

    Value chic
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Diving  -  Good diving nearby.

    A charming little hotel near one of the nicest beaches. Comfortable rooms, simply furnished with all the mod cons, private balconies and views over the courtyard pool area. Excellent Caribbean cuisine from the open-air restaurant. Family friendly, excellent value and well located. See More

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  • Bohio Dive Resort Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos 16 rooms from £129

    Beach Life  -  Situated directly on the beach and set up for making the most of the water.
    Active Holiday  -  A wealth of diving, snorkelling, boating and excursions to different bays.
    Scuba course  -  The hotel has its own dive school.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    A fantastic dive resort directly on a pristine white sand beach. Fun beach chic rooms all in white with private balconies, sea views, and all the mod cons. Excellent international restaurant and the rest is all about the diving and the beach. Ideal for an action packed diving holiday. See More

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  • Turks Head Inne Grand Turk 8 rooms from £151

    Local exploring  -  Explore this beautiful Caribbean island with the help of the hotel; choose from a range of excursions off the coast and on land
    Romantic Break  -  With charming and classic suites, beautiful views and a peaceful setting, this hotel is perfect for a romantic break
    Beach Life  -  Set a minute's walk from a white-sand beach with crystalline waters, book this hotel for a relaxing island getaway
    Diving  -  The island is a renowned scuba diving spot, with beautiful coral reefs and marine life

    This boutique bolt-hole is nestled within a colonial-era mansion on the Islands of Turks and Caicos. The bright, blue and white facade gives way to elegant rooms with native wood flooring, heritage-style furnishings and pretty balconies, many with romantic sea views - perfect for an island getaway. See More

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  • Point Grace Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 28 rooms from £351

    Honeymoons  -  Dreamy suites and excellent facilities.
    Spa breaks  -  Fantastic Thalasso Spa.
    Beach Life

    A dreamy spot ideal for honeymooners and romantic beach breaks. A beautiful white building with stunning rooms and suites. Each has a private balcony and all the mod cons including DVD players. Two fabulous restaurants, Thalasso spa, huge pool, and direct access to the beach. See More

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  • Sailrock Turks and Caicos Islands 17 rooms from £471

    Beach Life  -  The ultimate beach destination, scubadiving on coral reefs, diving for conch shells or simply lounging on the white sands
    Wildlife Area  -  Make you sure you book a whale watching trip, a magical and exciting day on the seas
    Great walks  -  Wander the dunes and find your own secluded stretch of beach to lounge for the day
    Snorkelling  -  Head off on a boat trip to the nearby coral reefs and meet the local sea life
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A secluded and indulgent resort on a picture perfect Caribbean island. The elegant and timeless interiors are simple enough to allow the views to take centre stage. With great food, an excellent spa, turquoise waters and white sand as far as the eye can see. Utter bliss! See More

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  • The Shore Club Providenciales 110 rooms from £389

    Families  -  With spacious rooms, kid-friendly menus and a great kids club offering a fantastic range of activites- perfect for families
    Beach Life  -  Long Bay is the perfect spot for beach-lovers with crystal blue waters and long stretches of undeveloped white beach
    Spa  -  Oceanfront Dune Spa focuses on elements of sand, sea, breeze, and sun aiming to restore, inspire insight, stimulate, and ignite
    Swimming Pool  -  The resort has four pools- an adult only, family-friendly, a lap-pool and the Colonnade pool
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A luxury family-friendly resort, located on the unspoiled and secluded Long Bay Beach. Rooms are bright and elegant with private balconies overlooking the stunning turquoise waters. Indulge at the spa and indulge in the amazing fresh seafood and cocktails. The perfect relaxed beach escape. See More

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  • Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos 70 rooms from £390

    Beach Life  -  Completely unspoilt beach for miles.
    Honeymoons  -  The ultimate honeymoon spot.
    Spa breaks  -  An award-winning spa.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A sublime hotel on an immaculate white beach on its own private island. Superbly chic rooms, suites, and private villas with romantic four poster beds, private balconies, private pools, and views on the beach. Award-winning spa, international cuisine, and azure seas. Perfect for a honeymoon. See More

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  • Gansevoort Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 90 rooms from £449

    Luxury  -  Lavish suites and penthouses have all the mod cons and luxurious furnishings.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Beach Life
    Romantic Break

    A large top of the range luxury hotel set back from the beach. Contemporary chic rooms, suites, and penthouses, some with kitchens, have all the mod cons, lots of natural light, and slick furnishings. Excellent spa, restaurant, enormous pool, and direct beach access. Swanky, family friendly, beachy. See More

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  • Grace Bay Club Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 82 rooms from £484

    Luxury  -  The first luxury resort on the island.
    Beach Life  -  Set on an award-winning beach.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Extremely luxurious suites or private beach cabanas within a hotel complex, set on an award-winning beach. Sumptuous rooms have their own kitchens, living areas, and patios and are contemporary chic in style. A romantic al fresco restaurant, top of the range spa, and family facilities. See More

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  • Amanyara Providenciales, Turks and Caicos from £1171

    Private villas  -  Three, four and five-bedroom villas come with their own private chefs and butlers.
    Suites  -  The Pool Pavillions come with their own forty-foot infinity-edged pools
    Families  -  Private villas.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Tablet

    A spectacular resort that makes the most of its natural beach surroundings. Minimalist chic suites and private villas set amongst palms, all with private balconies, and the best with chefs, butlers and infinity pools. Restaurants, pools, bars massages, yoga and a spa pavilion. Utterly dreamy. See More

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  • Beach Enclave North Shore Providenciales 9 rooms from £2747

    Active Holiday  -  With a range of watersports, tours and experiences available through the hotel, this is a great choice for active guests
    Beach Life  -  Set on the North Shore of Providenciales, these stylish and discreet villas are perfect for a sunny beach getaway
    Families  -  With spacious, four and five bedroom villas, this hotel is ideal for a family island getaway
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    This hotel offers a collection of luxury residences on the island of Turks and Caicos. Ranging from 4-5 bedrooms, each villa has chic whitewashed interiors set off by azure sea views from french doors. A private beach area and personalised services guarantee maximum indulgence. See More

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