Welcome to The Turks and Caicos Islands!
Rapidly becoming popular by North American and European vacationers is the island of Providenciales, nestled among two groups of islands in the northern Caribbean known as The Turks and Caicos Islands – or, as others have dubbed them, the Caribbean’s Last Frontier.
You’ll find The Turks and Caicos Islands, which are a British territory, 575 miles southeast of Miami (about 90 minutes by plane).
Providenciales, called Provo for short, is the most developed island and is growing quickly as a tourism and offshore financial center. It is 38 square miles with a rocky terrain producing small hills in places. Vegetation is sparse.
Surrounded by virgin coral reefs, Provo and its sister islands are perfect for diving, snorkeling and virtually any other activity imaginable in or on turquoise waters. Divers are impressed with the abundance of marine life and the fact that, at certain times of the year, underwater visibility can reach or exceed 175 feet.
The one casino licensed so far by the government is located at the Turquoise Reef Hotel. It’s relatively small, but professionally operated and a great deal of fun. Island bands entertain mainly at the hotels and resorts.
Visitors will find a good selection of restaurants, many of them offering first-class cuisine.
The island has established itself as an offshore financial center and is steadily welcoming increasing numbers of foreign investors to its tax-free shores. Investment opportunities in real estate and other projects are numerous as luxury hotels and condominiums spring up.
This is a great island to visit to relax, enjoy watersports, golf, gamble and gaze at some incredible sunsets.
Climate: The weather on the Turks and Caicos islands ranges between an average of 75 in winter to the high 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months with the trade winds providing a constant cooling breeze keeping it comfortable even during the summer highs.
Population: Approximately 15,000 people live in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Currency: The U.S. dollar. Major credit cards are accepted by hotels, restaurants, car rental firms and most other tourist-oriented businesses.
Taxes: The Turks and Caicos Islands are a tax-free British territory with no direct taxation of any kind. There are no income taxes, property taxes or corporate taxes. The government earns revenue from customs import duties, stamp duty on certain transactions and departure taxes.
Where are the Turks and Caicos Islands:
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If you require further information on the Turks and Caicos Islands please visit the link below:
Turks & Caicos Tourist Board website: www.turksandcaicostourism.com