We’ve previously talked about how the Turks and Caicos Islands is among the top Caribbean travel destinations and how February is one of the best times to visit. The Turks and Caicos tourism industry is now in full swing and intent on helping visitors experience the vacation of a lifetime, whether that is to try some action sports, enjoy the natural beauty of the islands, or soaking in the sun on pristine beaches.
Now that we’ve whet your appetite for dreamy beaches and exciting activities, it doesn’t seem fair if we don’t tell you where to stay.
You can, of course, go with the ultra glitzy and luxurious Turks and Caicos resorts on Grace Bay Beach. While it’s tough to beat 5-star treatment and amenities that are situated just feet from the dazzling beach, you’ll have a lot of competition finding your own sandy real estate as the resorts are often the the destinations of vacationers.
Those resorts also don’t come cheap. Spa treatments, chef-style kitchens, high-tech furnings come with a steep price tag, especially when you visit the TCIs at peak travel season.
Instead, you might be more interested in renting a Turks and Caicos home. Renting a Turks and Caicos home strips away everything you don’t need from the all-inclusive TCI resorts and hotels. With hundreds of beautiful properties that can cater to any vacation style, you’ll be sure to find something that will fit your mood.
Why Rent Turks and Caicos Homes
As mentioned before, finding a Turks and Caicos home for rent can help reduce costs you might not want—especially if it’s during peak travel times. Many of the luxe Turks and Caicos resorts come with high end amenities like pools, balconies, and chef style kitchens.
Fortunately, so do many of the Turks and Caicos rental homes. Because many of these properties are rented by the actual homeowners, the costs can be much more affordable. Even the properties that are rented by corporations can be a great alternative to costly TCI resorts or hotels.
If you are able, try to travel during off-peak times. Homeowners are getting savvy to the popular times and will raise their prices according to the market. So while they might edge out the Turks and Caicos hotels and resorts in terms of affordability, Turks and Caicos home rental costs can still creep up to eye-bulging amounts.
Where to Rent A Turks and Caicos Home
There are a lot of online resources for you to find a Turks and Caicos rental home for your vacation needs. Here are just a few:
Airbnb is by far one of the more recognizable Turks and Caicos home rental websites. Airbnb has a great mobile app, which functions just as well as its browser features. One of the most powerful feature of its search function is the filter, which allows you really select what you want in a home, including:
- Property/room type
- Number of bedrooms and baths
- Amenities like fully stocked kitchen, wifi, and more
- The host’s language
Most importantly, Airbnb vets both users and homeowners, so both parties can read reviews of the other to promote a safe environment.
VRBO, or Vacation Rentals By Owner, has been around for a long time (since 2006!) and is considered a pioneer of the online vacation rental industry.
Just like Airbnb, be sure to utilize the filter options. If you want to search specific for a cottage that has an oceanfront view and is pet friendly, all you have to is to click the check boxes! Just be aware that the more boxes you check, the fewer options you’ll ultimately have.
FlipKey was acquired by TripAdvisor in 2008 and gives a more unique approach to browsing vacation rentals. You can easily browse listings based on certain parameters such as low-cost, family-friendly, luxury, or even by the type of trip you’re hoping to embark on. This is great for when you search for a Turks and Caicos rental home and are interested in activities like SCUBA diving, snorkeling, or stand up paddleboarding.
Where on Turks and Caicos Should You Stay?
It really depends on what you want to do that will determine the location of your rental house. However, since Providenciales is the most populated and developed island, you’ll find the most options here.
But it’s a populated and developed island for a reason. It’s close to everything you could ever possibly want to do at the Turks and Caicos.
There’s Long Bay Beach for kiteboarding, charter boats to take you to the best diving and snorkeling sites, Grace Bay Beach for the sunbathing, and basically anywhere for stand up paddleboarding and kayaking.
Don’t Forget to Book Turks and Caicos Excursions
Booking your excursions and activities is just as important as securing your rental home. There are only a limited number of action adventure operators, and they can be snapped up just as quickly as rental homes.While you can’t book excursions through the above home rental search sites, you can still contact us to get you started on the booking process!