BAHAMAS  |  Turks & Caicos Islands, Bahamas Travel Guide
Monday, October 3, 2022
3 Of 4

Grand Turk and Cockburn Town

Grand Turk

Grand Turk is where the government of the tiny island group has its headquarters. It’s also the location of the capitol city, Cockburn Town. Cockburn, by the way, is pronounced “Coburn.” This town of 3,500 is a happening place. Grand Turk is not top of the list as far as tourism is concerned, but it is a little less expensive than its more popular neighbor, Providenciales. The island itself has little going for it. It does have some fine beaches and the snorkeling is good, but it lacks aesthetic appeal. There is no lush tropical vegetation here, few colorful plants and flowers, and the prevailing breezes that blow constantly across the landscape give the island a somewhat windswept look. Still, there are bargains to be found on Grand Turk, so you might want to consider the island when making your plans.

Cockburn Town

The biggest little town south of Nassau, Cockburn Town is the capital of Turks and Caicos, though it’s difficult to believe, when you stand on one of its two dusty main streets. It’s an old world town with white painted colonial style buildings reminiscent of those you find on the island of Bermuda. One gets a feeling that Humphrey Bogart will, any minute, walk around the next corner with Lauren Bacall on his arm. This intriguing place is well worth a visit if you have time.

Last updated December 24, 2010
Posted in   Bahamas  |  Turks & Caicos Islands
No votes yet
Explore the Destination
Amenities and Resources
Trending Themes:

Guides to Popular Ski Resorts

  • Ischgl is a small mountain village turned hip ski resort, with massive appeal among the party-hearty young crowds. It is... Read More

  • Andorra la Vella is its own little world, and not just because it’s a 290-square-mile independent principality (a fifth the... Read More

  • Bariloche (officially San Carlos de Bariloche) is the place to be seen. It is to Argentina what Aspen is to the... Read More

  • Aspen is America's most famous ski resort. And that's an understatement. For, as a ski complex, Aspen is unsurpassed. Its... Read More

  • Zermatt is a small but glamorous mountain resort town, with a population of approximately 5,700. It is one of Switzerland's... Read More

  • St. Moritz is a glitzy, alpine resort town in the celebrated Engadin Valley of Switzerland, with huge notoriety as the... Read More

  • Lake Tahoe is the premier lake resort of America, and the largest alpine lake in all of North America. It is an absolutely... Read More

  • St. Anton, Sankt Anton am Arlberg in German, is Austria's premier ski-bum resort! It's actually a small village cum... Read More

  • Kitzbühel, a small, Tyrolian resort town in the Kitzbüheler Alps, comes with international renown and huge snob appeal, and... Read More


Copyright © 2010-2013 Indian Chief Travel Guides. Images tagged as (cc) are licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license.