Turks and Caicos

Are you interested in visiting a paradise of small islands, delectable food, and the number one rated beach in the world?

Then read on…

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Turks and Caicos is between the months of February and May. This provides visitors with better hotel and travel rates. Keep in mind that hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30th each year. December is the busiest time of year with those escaping the cold winter forces of their own home states. The rainy season is from late August to early December.

Turks and Caicos

Weather

Spring

March average temps: high 28 °C (82 °F); low 23 °C (73 °F)

April average temps: high 29 °C (84 °F); low 24 °C (76 °F)

May average temps: high 30 °C (85 °F); low 25 °C (77 °F)

Summer

June average temps: high 31 °C (87 °F); low 27 °C (80 °F)

July average temps: high 31 °C (89 °F); low 27 °C (80 °F)

August average temps: high 32 °C (89 °F); low 27 °C (80 °F)

Fall

September average temps: high 32 °C (89 °F); low 27 °C (80 °F)

October average temps: high 31 °C (87 °F); low 26 °C (79 °F)

November average temps: high 29 °C (84 °F); low 25 °C (77 °F)

Winter

December average temps: high 28 °C (83 °F); low 24 °C (75 °F)

January average temps: high 28 °C (82 °F); low 23 °C (74 °F)

February average temps: high 28 °C (82 °F); low 23 °C (74 °F)

Map of the Islands

Flag / Time Zone / Currency

Time Zone: EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Currency: USD $

Flag: A blue ensign with the Union flag in the canton and the coat of arms of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the fly-half

Turks and Caicos - Cuisine

Cuisine

Conch in every form, think Forrest Gump. Conch fritters, fried conch, conch chowder, cracked conch, conch salad, and conch are served in just about every possible way. This seafood is in abundance on these islands and can be found in just about every restaurant.

Jerk chicken and fish are also served widely here. Jerk is a mixture of delicious Jamaican spices and citrus flavors.

Peas and rice: When I first ordered this side, I expected white rice with green peas. What arrived on my plate was a pleasant surprise and packed a lot more flavor. This dish is red beans mixed with spices and rice. Sometimes, coconut milk is included. It’s delicious!

Spiny lobster is a tasty and slightly expensive treat. These crustaceans are a bit different from the North American version. The spiny version doesn’t have oversized claws. This dish is usually cooked on the grill and comes with butter and lemon.

One of my favorite fish is in abundance on the islands, red snapper. It is used in tacos, served whole, fried, and in a curry. It is amazing and definitely worth ordering.

Turks and Caicos - Fun Facts

Fun Facts:

The Turks and Caicos have a mascot, JoJo the dolphin! He is a wild animal that loves voluntarily interacting with tourists. There is even a warden to guard him and keep him safe. He is a common sight around Provo and even has his own Instagram: @jojothedolphin

The water temperature in Grace Bay is between 82 and 84 degrees and feels like bathwater. During the winter months, the temperature drops to between 74 and 78 degrees.

The Turks and Caicos hold the distinction of one of the smallest countries in the Caribbean. Over 40 islands and 230 miles of coastline offer exceptional views and fantastic beaches.

Over half of the coastline is covered in super-soft sand. I mean soft!

From January to March the humpback whales swim down from the colder waters of Canada to the area of the Dominican Republic. This is where they will mate and calve. If you plan on visiting during this time, consider taking a small flight from Providenciales to Grand Turk or Salt Cay. There are many operators that can take you out to snorkel with these magnificent beasts.

Turks and Caicos - Adventure

I hope you have found this information helpful and are excited to explore this incredible country!

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