Did you know that the Turks and Caicos island chain consists of 40 islands and cays? While only 8 of these are inhabited, each has a unique vibe and spectacular landscape to enjoy. In fact, each is as diverse as the people you meet here! If you’re looking for a luxury holiday with a difference, why not try Caribbean Island hopping with a yacht charter from the Big Blue Collective on for size? We guarantee you won’t be sorry!
Experience a different side of the Turks and Caicos
What do you do if you’ve already enjoyed the rich history of Grand Turk and the beautiful beaches and pumping life of Provo? The TCI has a year-round fantastic climate, gorgeous powder-soft sand, and thrilling underwater activities no matter where you go. But the quiet stillness of the back islands, and their hidden secrets, makes an alluring addition to any holiday.
Caribbean island hopping conjures up images of floating scarves and big, dark sunglasses, tanned bodies in bikinis on the decks of yachts, and days spent in the glorious sun. Make that dream a reality today!
We’re sure you know about Provo, but it’s such a great place to start your island adventure, it has excellent luxury villas you can have lined up to make it your home base, too. There’s tons of facilities and attractions to enjoy on Provo, from the rich nightlife to the tasty seafood fare in the local pubs and restaurants. Head out on a bicycle tour, explore the best-preserved plantation ruins in the island chain, and spend plenty of time on the world’s best beaches.
Grand Turk makes for a fantastic day trip, and you can take the ferry if you’d like something a little different from the regular yacht charter. Here you can get a true sense of the history and culture of the Turks and Caicos. Explore the historic local architecture, and don’t leave Mudjin Harbor off the list, either! It’s one of the most interesting landscapes in the TCI, and makes for a brilliant way to enjoy a gentle day beachcombing and having fun. The lighthouse is a can’t-miss, too, and you can have fun poking around the museum to wet your scholastic whistle. Why not complete the set and hop over to tiny Salt Cay from here? There’s fantastic diving and a great chance to just unwind and relax amongst old-time charm.
Middle Caicos and North Caicos
It’s time to kick this Caribbean island-hopping adventure into hyper-drive! Middle Caicos is home to the largest karst cave network in the Caribbean. Here you will also find the ‘Ocean Hole,’ the largest blue hole in the world, although it’s not a real tourist site as it’s a little too unsafe to fully explore. Haulover Plantation makes for a fun ruin to explore as an extra adventure, too.
North Caicos brings you the famous Cottage Pond and Flamingo Pond, however, and there’s the ruins at Wade’s Green to experience in all their romantic glory. You can even dive at Cottage Pond, and there’s underwater caves to see.
No trip to the area is complete without hiking Crossing Place Trail, and simply drinking in the untamed, untouched beauty of these islands. As they receive more rainfall than many of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the trees here grow taller, and there’s a tingling sense of tropical jungle adventure at every turn. The plant and birdlife are superlative.
Go fish! South Caicos is the fisherman’s spiritual home on our Caribbean island hopping trip. Here we find lush conch and lobster reserves. There’s also the picturesque expanse of Cockburn Harbour to explore. South Caicos brings the fascinating (and all-natural) boiling hole phenomenon to wow even the most jaded traveller. Secluded beaches beckon you to play, and the views of the surrounding islands are dazzling. This is a place you have to stop your yacht charter at simply to enjoy the vibe.
South Caicos is synonymous with the ‘old TCI way.’ Here we once saw the salt industry thrive, but now it’s sleepy and dreamy, replete with calming island vibes. It feels like tourism has never touched its shores. Explore abandoned salt salinas, and bring your camera on any hike you take, because the vistas will capture your heart.
We highly suggest taking some time off the water to just walk the shores and sounds and enjoy the views. The beachcombing here is fun, too. South Caicos is also seen as the scuba diving destination of choice, although the diving is excellent everywhere in the TCI. Several intriguing wrecks lie off the shore, however, and marine life is abundant.
Close by lies Pine Cay and Parrot Cay but these are privately owned and can’t be boarded without permission. It’s a super-exclusive part of the Turks and Caicos.
West Caicos was always best known as uninhabited, but there’s development in the works. For now, however, you can still enjoy the peace and quiet of this gorgeous little corner of the Turks and Caicos. Nearby lies Dellis Cay, with a brand new lifestyle center under development, and Ambergris Cay, with the exclusive local sporting club, if that tickles your fancy.
East Caicos and beyond
While many of the other islands and cays are tiny, East Caicos offers winding and sheltered channels perfect for stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, and other paddling sports. Wildlife and birdlife in the area are amazing, and stingrays and sharks are common sights as you look down on the crystal clear waters. The winds make the area great for kiteboarding, too.
As you can see, the Turks and Caicos is the perfect destination for Caribbean island hopping that still retains a luxury holiday vibe. Why not take a yacht charter with the Big Blue Collective, and let our skilled and knowledgeable team help you enjoy the adventure of a lifetime today?