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Turks and Caicos Islands

Mention the Turks and Caicos Islands to almost anyone and you’re likely to receive, at the very least, a couple of raised eyebrows and a query: “Who? What? Where?”

Very few casual travelers have heard of the tiny group of islands that lie just to the south and east of the Bahamas, and just to the north of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and The Dominican Republic) on the upper reaches of the Caribbean. But gradually the word is getting out. These little islands are a rare undiscovered, unspoiled paradise.

The Turks and Caicos comprise two groups. A half-dozen small islands to the south and east of the Bahamian archipelago make up the Turks, of which Grand Turk and Salt Cay are the ports of entry. To the west and north are the larger islands of the Caicos group, for which Providenciales (locally known as Provo) is the port of entry, and the islands’ center of tourism.

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Last updated October 28, 2011
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