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Turks and Caicos Islands

            It seems there is no place in the world today that is not easily accessible and affordable to most adventure seekers these days and the Caribbean Islands are no exception. One of the highlights of the Caribbean are the Turks and Caicos Islands situated to the Southeast of the Bahamas. Do lots of research before you book and make sure you find the best places to stay in Turks and Caicos. Although the islands are a British overseas colony the currency is the US dollar making it the perfect time for British citizens to travel with the British pound being at all-time lows against the dollar.

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            The archipelago itself is made up of seven main islands with forty other smaller islands and coral reefs. The two main islands however are Providenciales, or Provo, and Grand Turk. Provo is the main and most populated island and will be your point of arrival if you are an international traveller arriving by air, whereas Grand Turk on the other hand boasts a luxury cruise liner harbor for those travellers visiting the Caribbean islands by boat.

As far as Providenciales is concerned there is no shortage of places to visit and luxury hotels to stay. Probably the most popular excursions centre around the sea and it is very easy to charter a boat for a spot of fishing or just to laze around the beautiful beaches and coral reefs. Take in a bit of snorkeling or for the more adventurous types there are some excellent scuba dive sites to be found all around the island. For those who want eco-friendly trips there are also mountain bike tours around various parts of the island or simply kayaking your way through the mangroves, a great way to observe some of the local wildlife.

Grand Turk, the other main and in fact the capital island of Turks and Caicos can be found to the East of Provo and boast some great history. In fact, Grand Turk was the first place Christopher Columbus landed on his epic voyage of discovery to the New World in 1492! It is also the home of the National Museum and really is the cultural centre of the islands. Another must visit is the Grand Turk lighthouse which was brought from England in 1852 and rebuilt piece by piece.

All in all, if you are looking to take advantage of the great weather and the strength of the US dollar you might want to consider a relaxing holiday in the Turks and Caicos islands for your holidays this year.

Are you already planning your next holiday to the Turks and Caicos islands? Do you have any questions? I am more than happy to help. Also, if you have been to the Turks and Caicos islands, do you have any advice or essential tips that you would like to share with the rest of the readers? First hand experience is invaluable and I am sure you will help ‘first-timers’ hugely. Just pop your thoughtsand questions in the comment section below.