Sand, surf, sea… there’s little wonder the Turks and Caicos are one of the ultimate all-time travel destinations in the world. The Big Blue Collective are proud to call this exquisite corner of the world our home- and we know you will love it too. The Turks and Caicos should be on every traveller’s list of can’t-miss destinations- and you’ll feel it call you back time and again. So without further ado, here’s our personal top 5 reasons the TCI needs to be on your bucket list.
- The Beaches
How would you like to lounge on one of the world’s best beaches? There’s nothing like soft, pure white sand and warm sun to soak the cares out of your stress-ravaged body and renew your faith in a life worth living. And it’s waiting for you here in the TCI.
While Grace Bay Beach may be the best known of the Turks and Caicos beaches, it’s rolling sands are far from the only ones which will call to you. The TCI is redolent in classic Caribbean beach fronts… but you won’t find yourself fighting the crowds just to enjoy them. Fringed in palms, perfect for sipping cocktails or enjoying the sunset, amazing beaches can be found at every turn- and your chances of being the only ones there to enjoy the view are startlingly high.
Add kicking back with your own (almost) private Caribbean beach unfolding at your feet to your bucket list today- and make the dream a reality in the Turks and Caicos!
2. The Waters
There’s only one thing in the Turks and Caicos that can beat the beaches- and that’s the water. Visitors come back time and again just to enjoy the unbelievable clarity and colour of the sea. Imagine those same powder-soft sands, lightly fringed by palm and slowly dissolving into breathtaking azure waters. Watch marine life flit around you, appearing so close you could touch it, as you slowly paddle your stand up paddle board down the island chain’s backchannels.Then you dip a toe in. It’s the perfect temperature for play- warm and languid year round. One drop and your cares will just melt away.
Whether you’re keen to try your hand at the multitude of watersports, or happy to just splash in the shallow waters near the beaches, the sea in the TCI has to be seen to be believed- and is definitely part of the reason this is an all-time favourite travel destination.
3. The Play
Talking about wind- and water sports, they have to make the list too. There’s few destinations worldwide that offer the depth and breadth of adrenaline-pumping play that the Turks and Caicos does. Did you know this is one of the world’s premier kiteboarding locations? As if the thrill of cresting the waves with only a board and kite as your guides wasn’t enough, there’s also stand up paddle boarding, diving, snorkelling and kayaking to keep your body as fit as your soul will be replenished. Fun in the sun is the name of the day, and you need to come ready to play, play, play! Whether you’re a beginner looking to try their hand at something adventurous, or a seasoned water sports fanatic, you’ll find plenty of active fun waiting for you.
4. The Whales
The unique geographic layout of the Turks and Caicos conspires to make this one of the world’s all-time favourite destinations for whale watching. Forced to funnel through a narrow channel between the islands during their migration season, you’ll be able to enjoy unsurpassed whale watching opportunities in-season. See these wondrous mammals at play, calves frolicking alongside their mothers and males breaching and tail-slapping to impress the ladies. This annual event is one you can’t afford to miss off of your bucket list, for sure! Be part of their amazing 5000km trek across the seas, snap shots your friends at home will never believe, and who knows- you may even get the chance to meet one of these gentle giants up-close-and-personal with an at-sea encounter on one of our whale watching charters!
5. The History and the Wilds
Visit one of the world’s last truly uncharted landscapes on the less-visited back islands. Explore the unique flora and fauna of this gorgeous corner of the world on a special eco-tour that sees you breaching uncharted waters in pursuit of ecological wonders. Be wowed by the panoramic experience of nature, or get brave and spend a little time exploring the unique limestone caves and sinkholes that litter the landscape.
Or strap on your adventuring gear, and dive into the splendid history of the islands. From it’s long history as part of the salt industry to the romantic splendour of its now-forgotten plantations and intriguing remnants of its prehistoric people, the area is redolent with the stories of people long passed. Enjoy strolling in the historic Bermudian architecture, and have fun partying with the locals at favourite hang-outs. Don’t forget to sample the stunning seafood offerings while you’re here!
No matter where you roam in the Turks and Caicos, there’s another adventure waiting just around the corner. From gorgeous spots to relax and rejuvenate to the adrenaline-boosting crash of the waves beneath you and the unspoilt vistas waiting for you to explore them, the experience of a lifetime awaits.
Keen to see what makes the Turks and Caicos one of the all-time best travel destinations in the world? Then get in touch with the Big Blue Collective’s team today, and start planning your trip of a lifetime now. We look forward to meeting you in person soon!