The original settlers of these islands were the Taino and Lucayan Indians. They forged a rich history of seafaring, salt raking, and farming. The Indians introduced words such as ‘canoe’ and ‘Caicos’ which are derived from the Arawak language.
Christopher Columbus set foot on the capital island of Grand Turk during his discovery voyage in 1492.
After some back and forth, the islands were taken back under British rule as a colony.
There are so many amazing places to explore in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. To see more about individual attractions, click here to skip to that section.
As most of you that have followed me for some time now know, I like independent traveling. I always rent a car so I can go where I please when I please.
This can be a bit of a challenge when traveling amongst the islands. If you are on Providenciales and want to visit North or Middle Caicos, you must take a passenger ferry over to the north, then rent a separate car there to use on both the north and middle islands.
Then, if you are wanting to check out Grand Turk, you will need to hop on a flight.
To visit Salt Cay, you can either take a ferry from Grand Turk or a flight from Providenciales.
Not impossible, just a lot of work. And yes, despite the work, I still recommend renting cars and having freedom at your fingertips. Or, rather, at the tip of your toes.
This chain of islands is always a good location to visit. Temperatures range from 80 to 88 degrees daily. The rainy season runs from late August to early December.
The best weather and cheapest flights can be found between the months of February and May.
Booking.com is a great place to find a wonderful place to stay in Providenciales. Here are a few of my favorites:
Grace Bay Road, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
Princess Drive, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
1 Bridge Road, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
47 Downwind Drive, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
Chalk Sound Dr, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Blue Hills Rd, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
One Season Grace Bay Unit B3 Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Grace Bay Rd, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
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