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Nevin Thompson frequently writes about life in the Caribbean.

The Turks and Caicos is home to one of the longest barrier reefs in the world. In fact, the entire island chain lies atop the remains of an ancient coral reef dating back to the Cretaceous period. These limestone sediments help give the beach its sugary white color and texture. Reefs are very delicate, and

@cfwftci #cfwf was DELISH! Local & int’l chefs & ingrdnts made dishes as delectable & diverse as the flavors of #tci pic.twitter.com/7X2PWjVwBg — Natalie Brown (@Brownnmiss) November 13, 2014 The Turks and Caicos Culinary Festival is a 3-day annual festival for foodies in Providenciales. The culinary festival features celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, Iron Chef stars

Travelers may find direct flights to Providenciales Airport (PLS) from many cities throughout North America and Canada, including New York, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Montreal. There are also direct flights to Providenciales from Heathrow outside of London, England. Please view our Turks and Caicos map to find out where we are located. For daily flight information, please

TCI’s amazingly beautiful Water Cay is for sale as a private island? Interested? Contact Sotheby’s, who are handling the sale. The island will be yours for a pricey $36 million. Water Cay is located to the northeast of our beautiful island of Providenciales, just beyond Little Water Cay, which itself is home to a beloved

Turks and Caicos National Heritage Month

October marks the kickoff of the fall and winter travel season. It’s also National Heritage Month in the Turks and Caicos, and so there are a number of interesting events planned to welcome our guest back to the islands. Salt Festival If you are able to persuade yourself to leave the powdery white sand of

The Hartling Group’s Got Talent Contest

If you ever wonder what “real people” get up to here in the Turks and Caicos, The Hartling Group’s “Got Talent” contest gives you the inside scoop. The Hartling Group is the parent company of The Sands at Grace Bay. Every year, dozens and dozens of employees and members of the Hartling Group family compete

Birds of the Turks and Caicos

Image from Flickr TCI’s salt ponds and inland marshes serve as excellent feeding grounds for resident and migratory birds. For all those bird watchers you can search for Great Blue Herons, Flamingos, Osprey and Pelicans alongside Egrets, Terns, Frigates, Boobies and other water birds.   As part of the National Parks system more than twelve small

Cool Facts About the Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is famous for a lot of things, most recently as the best place for SUP in the Caribbean, but here are some other fun, little-known facts about our island home: The Turks & Caicos Islands form the southern tip of the Bahamas chain in the north of the Caribbean region. Their nearest

  We were excited when so many Sands employees were nominated to receive Star Awards earlier this year. So, to give our guests with an inside look at how “locals” spend their free time around our Caribbean island, we’re profiling our “superstar” staff to learn more about what they love about life on Provo. This