The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is a nation consisting of the smaller Turks group and the larger Caicos archipelago. As a British overseas protectorate, it is popular with Americans, Canadians and Europeans as a tourist get-away and offshore financial centre.


Vacation rentals are abundant across the islands, although Providenciales, popularly called Provo, is the unquestioned centre of tourist and business activity in the country. Depending on the location and the style of vacation you are seeking, you will find high-end resorts, moderate condos or rustic inns. From elegant villas and resorts with on-site spas and other luxe amenities, to functional diving lodges geared towards time in the water and at the open air restaurant, there is a wide variety of accommodations to choose from.

Business travellers can expect to find business centers (fax and internet) at most hotels as well as corporate rates. Conference facilities are available at select hotels.


The tourism service industries and offshore financial industry bring numerous expatriates to the island to fill the jobs available in these two major parts of the TCI economy. Family homes, studio apartments, townhouses and condos are available in most areas of the island.



is the business and commercial center of the country as well as a popular and bustling tourist area. Resorts, villas, inns, apartments, beach houses, cottages, chain hotels, boutique hotels, estates, suites, marina accommodations and more are all available in the greater Provo area. Check for listings in Grace Bay, Discovery Bay, Northwest Point, Blue Mountain, Leeward, Long Bay, Taylor Bay, Turtle Cove and Richmond Hill, as well as other neighbourhoods.

Middle Caicos

is actually the largest island in the chain but the least populated. It is known for bone fishing and water sports, and is favoured by visitors looking for serious relaxation. In addition to one luxury resort, there are several house-style villa rentals.

North Caicos

is popular for water sports, SCUBA diving and bird watching. The emphasis is on small and relaxed at the self-catering cottages and small hotels here. However luxury resorts are in development. North Caicos is accessible by plane and ferry.

South Caicos

is less developed but just as appealing as the other islands. The resorts on this 8-square-mile island offer access to the diving and deep-sea fishing that visitors come for. Indeed, this tiny island is the fishing capital of the country.

Parrot Cay

is a private island boasting an exclusive and luxurious resort. The seasonal prices and range of room sizes offers choices for any budget.

Pine Cay

is another private island, with a smattering of local residents and a single resort offering tourist accommodations.

Ambergris Cay

is a private residential island with ownership structured through membership in the Turks & Caicos Sporting Club.

Grand Turk,

the political capital of the country, has a range of tourist accommodations. On this small island you are guaranteed water views at every turn.

Salt Cay

is a step back in time to a world of barefoot or bicycle transportation, where star gazing and bird watching on the list of daily activities.