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Turks and Caicos Islands – the fabulous beauty of the Atlantic Ocean

Vacation on the islands, where the sunny weather reigns throughout the year, picturesque nature disposes to complete relaxation, and white beaches and amazing blue waves give a touch of romance, always attract the attention of tourists. Turks and Caicos Islands is one of the most amazing places of our planet, which is ready to give a dream vacation.

Turks and Caicos is a group of little-known Caribbean islands. Here there is everything you need for positive emotions and unforgettable pastime. Snow-white pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, huge coral reefs – this is only a small list of components of a delightful vacation, allowing you to forget about gray everyday life.

Turks and Caicos Islands attract attention not only for beach vacations. A weighty “bait” for vacationers from different parts of the world are also excellent conditions for scuba diving. In addition, this territory boasts terrestrial and marine national parks that allow you to diversify your stay in a paradise corner. Reserves and objects of historical value are also of great interest to vacationers.

VP5/AA5UK Sunset, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands.Sunset, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands. Author – Josh Headley.

Where is the fabulous place located, and what are its features?

The Turks and Caicos Islands were formed in the Atlantic Ocean. They became a kind of continuation of the chain of the famous Bahamas. The territory attracts the attention of fans of water sports (snorkeling and diving), because the coastal waters of the archipelago have a huge coral reef, which is the largest in the entire Caribbean.

Turks and Caicos is an enchanting archipelago of about 30 islands and coral reefs in the vast Atlantic Ocean. The local population lives only on some of the larger islands. The capital and largest population center is Coburn Town. This town is located on Grand Turk Island. The most popular resort area has become the island of. Providenciales.

The territory of Turks and Caicos Islands was discovered by the Spanish conqueror Juan de Leon. It was he who after a small amount of time discovered Florida. In the distant 17th millennium one of the most valuable products – salt – was discovered on the archipelago, which became the reason for the struggle between Great Britain and Spain. The struggle lasted for a long period, and with the advent of 1766 the islands officially became a British colony. Today, Turks and Caicos is a British territory governed by a Governor and an Executive Council.

VP5/AA5UK Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands. DX NewsProvidenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands. Author – Joe Shlabotnik.

Population of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Almost all the local population (about 90%) are representatives of the negroid race. These are descendants of slaves who were brought by the British to the archipelago in the 17th century to serve numerous plantations. The remaining 10% of the population are white-skinned residents and mulattoes (Canadians, as well as British, Americans who are owners of local businesses and real estate).

The main share of the islands’ income is from tourism. In addition, the territory is a significant fishing center, which supplies clams and lobsters to the largest restaurants in America.

Luxury vacation on the islands is thought out to the smallest detail, so tourism brings a weighty part of the profit. There are not only amazing beaches, but also places for a full vacation – first-class hotels, nightclubs, casinos, restaurants, as well as tennis courts and golf clubs.

The best tourist attractions of Turks and Caicos Islands

Fans of beach vacations will not be disappointed when they get to this amazing exotic place. Also a lot of interesting things for familiarization is offered to lovers of excursions. The proposed programs provide an opportunity to study the history and culture of the locals. You can get acquainted with it as closely as possible if you go to Salt Cay Island. It is characterized by a small area (about 10 km.sq.), and is a kind of museum in the open spaces. Here tourists are offered to make excursions to ancient industrial sites. It was on this island that salt was mined in the 17th century. Since then, there have remained windmills and other industrial structures, with which modern travelers can familiarize themselves. Also here are erected interesting objects dating back to the 19th century. Vacationers can visit the villas of the largest and wealthiest industrialists. The age of these structures is more than 100 years.

VP5/AA5UK Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands. Tourist attractions spotProvidenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands. Author – Ryan Buchanan.

South Caicos

If you want to explore the most colorful historical sites, you should head to the territory of South Caicos Island. South Caicos. The main town of this place is Coburn Harbor, which several centuries ago was one of the largest industrial sites for salt mining. Today, significant landmarks include structures erected in the 18th century. A large percentage of these structures are made of wood.

The old harbor of South Caicos has become an equally popular destination for vacationers. In addition to this, there is an old church in the city, also of interest. The salt lakes are also available for visiting. They in the old days beckoned to colonizers. Today, this attraction has become more fascinating and interesting thanks to the flamingos, which have “chosen” these lakes for permanent residence.

Providenciales

This island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago is the most attractive for fans of prestigious resorts. Non-standard sights, as well as modern infrastructure make spending time on this territory a real pleasure. There is a unique farm here, where royal giant seashells are cultivated. The ambience of this facility has been preserved for many decades, making it a fascinating excursion for tourists to enjoy.

Natural attractions are an added luxury that gives a wonderful mood. Walking through the ancient plantations you can forget about the flow of time. Here it stops completely.

East Caicos

This island is characterized by the presence of few locals. It is practically unspoiled by infrastructure, and attracts attention with numerous plantations. It was on this territory that wealthy plantation owners erected their chalets. Today, it is virtually uninhabited land where a large number of swamps are found. The main attraction of East Caicos, were the ruins of Jacksonville (an old estate) and mangroves. There are caves located near the mentioned estate. They are interesting because evidence of ancient primitive people were found here.

Middle Caicos

The island attracts the attention of fans of picturesque natural landscapes. Tourist infrastructure is absent here, but some beautiful places make up for this lack. Conch Bar is one of them. This national park is located in the heart of the island, and boasts a unique complex of caves, the length of which reaches the mark of 25 km. The caves are filled with amazing stalagmites and stalactites. In addition, there are lakes with blue, crystal clear water.

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