The Turks and Caicos have everything going for it: 230 miles of white sandy beaches, one of the world’s most beautiful coral reef systems, and unmatched tranquility that will make you believe you’ve found paradise.
Tucked in the Atlantic Ocean just north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos is a chain comprised of about 40 small islands and cays that embody everything you love about the Caribbean. It’s about a 90 minute flight from Miami, and just over three hours from New York. And when you visit via private jet, you can skip the time-consuming commercial airport experience and get on “island time” at record speed.
Use our travel guide to start planning your private jet trip to Turks and Caicos.
Where to Stay in the Turks and Caicos
Where you lay your head once you arrive is a top priority, and given the number of luxury resorts sprinkled throughout the reason, choosing one is no easy feat.
The Seven Stars Resort and Spa in Providenciales lives up to its name in every possible way. Their fully loaded suites are complete with private patios or terraces that overlook the iconic Grace Bay. You can indulge in on-site spa treatments, gourmet restaurants, and the island’s only heated saltwater pool.
The luxurious Grace Bay Club is one of the finest on the island, offering high-end amenities like personal concierge service, private pools, and planned excursions like snorkeling.
The Palms resort is also a local wonder, complete with amenities that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Poolside bars, an infinity pool, oceanfront views, garden restaurant, and complimentary breakfast buffet mean you’ll never have to leave your resort if you don’t want to.
Things to See and Do
Turks and Caicos hold numerous distinctions, including one of the best places for destination weddings, best Caribbean beaches, and all-around best place to visit in the Caribbean. But the individual attractions and scenic wonders combine to make all of these accolades possible. Add the following activities to your must-do list:
Private Boat Tours
Because of its multi-island layout, you’ll need to take a private boat to venture between islands. Many tour outfitters will include snorkeling, lunch, and even sunset cruises with the excursion.
Chalk Sound National Park
For kayaking and sightseeing in nature, it doesn’t get any better than Chalk Sound. The area is home to rock iguanas, while the lagoon is brimming with rays, lemon sharks, bonefish, and barracuda.
Snorkeling at Bight Reef
Grace Bay in Providenciales is home to the famed Bight Reef, one of several located in Turks and Caicos. Marked by a series of floating buoys and markers that tell about the various marine life, the reef is home to a huge variety of colorful fish, sea turtles, and mini caves.
Kayaking at Mangrove Cay
The calm waters at Mangrove Cay provide the best conditions for kayaking. The mangroves play host to a variety of marine life, and eagle-eyed visitors will enjoy this “seek and find” adventure.
Conch Bar Caves
Conch Bar Caves is the largest above-ground cave system in the Caribbean. Located in the middle of the Caicos, the caves are part of a larger national park that’s worth exploring.
Turk’s Head Brewery
Touted as the best brewery tour in the Caribbean, the Turk’s Head Brewery gives you a look at the full production process, from grain to package.
What to Eat
When it comes to restaurants in Turks and Caicos, it’s hard to go wrong. However, there are a few notable dishes worth savoring.
The beautiful Lionfish is considered an invasive species in the area, which is why it’s a common item on the menu. Get it boiled or wrapped as sushi — either way, you’re doing the local marine life a favor.
Providenciales is known for its weekly fish fry, and you’ll want to take full advantage. They’ve got seafood up to their eyeballs served by local popup eateries. The curried conch is a particular favorite.
If you like a little heat with your meal, you’ll want to try the local Peppa Joy hot sauce made from the scotch bonnet peppers that are grown in Providenciales and North Caicos.
When to Visit the Turks and Caicos
April and May create the ideal sweet spot, where the weather is mild and accommodation prices and crowds are at their lowest. Like many islands in the Caribbean, peak travel season is between December and March. Hotel prices usually reflect this surge of tourism, and crowds are abundant.
Still, if you don’t mind sharing the island with thousands of others and can afford luxury hotel prices, then there’s truly no bad time to visit. The weather is warm and welcoming year round, minus the rainy season during the summer and potential for hurricanes in August and September.
Whether you’re planning an island getaway to Turks and Caicos, or want to explore other options in the Caribbean, Access Jet Group will take you there. Contact our team today to explore private jet options to Turks and Caicos, along with pricing and reservation information.