The Turks and Caicos Islands are known for our beautiful beaches and serene seas, but so often it’s our main island of Providenciales that gets all the attention. And rightfully so, with the island boasting the world-famous beaches, an international airport and endless opportunities for adventures of any kind.
But as a homeowner at The Strand, you get so much more than the opportunity to explore Providenciales as your backyard. Our smaller, outer islands have even more to offer, including stunning and secluded beaches that you can enjoy all to yourself.
Whether you are flying to the tiny island of Salt Cay or taking the ferry to the island of North Caicos, there isn’t a single island in the Turks and Caicos that isn’t worth a closer look.
To the southeast of our archipelago lies Grand Turk, our capital. Famous for its breathtaking scuba diving sites, Grand Turk offers wholly unspoiled coral reefs and marine life in all the colors of the rainbow. While the island is home to the country’s only cruise ship port, it’s also filled with small, cozy Caribbean bars and restaurants overlooking the water, along with opportunities to partake in any water sport you can imagine. The historical hub of the islands, Grand Turk is also home to the Turks and Caicos National Museum (located in the 200-year-old Guinep House), the Grand Turk Lighthouse dating back to 1852 and so much more—making for a fun and educational adventure for the whole family.
If you’re looking for the utmost in island escapes, Salt Cay is the island you’ve been dreaming of. Found south of Grand Turk and reached by small plane (or via ferry from Grand Turk), Salt Cay is known best as “The Island Time Forgot.” With only a handful of full-time residents and wholly unspoiled beaches, Salt Cay is the perfect place to completely unplug and relax. A visit between December and April offers the opportunity to view the humpback whale migration, as these incredible creatures make their way north. Registered as a World Heritage Site, Salt Cay offers every opportunity to become one with nature and leave your world far behind.
North and Middle Caicos
If a day trip away from Providenciales immersed in nature is what you’re seeking, hop on the ferry to North Caicos. Here, car rental is always available so you can explore all the island has to offer. Sparsely populated but connected to Middle Caicos by a gorgeous causeway, both islands offer a great deal of adventuring opportunities, from the ruins of Wade Green Plantation on North Caicos to the Conch Bar Caves of Middle Caicos. Most notable is the world famous Mudjin Harbour on Middle Caicos, where a gorgeous rocky point known as Dragon Cay looks out over pristine waters. This picturesque place, where it’s easy to spend an entire day, is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Reached by ferry or flight, South Caicos lies between East Caicos and Grand Turk. Known especially for their deep sea and bonefishing, which you can schedule with Angling on the Fly, the island also offers opportunities to explore by Jeep or to simply kick back and relax on the beach. South Caicos is famous for being one of the quietest of our islands, making it the perfect destination for anyone seeking the secluded charm of the Old Caribbean. Home to flocks of flamingos and wild donkeys, South Caicos is mostly untouched, leaving nature in charge of your every experience.
Explore the Turks & Caicos
When you invest in The Strand, you get more than a beautiful home on Providenciales. You also get easy access to a variety of islands—each special in their own right—that offer ample opportunities to explore, adventure, relax and spend quality time together as a family.
If you’re looking to see the limitless beauties of all our islands for yourself, contact us at The Strand. We’d love to help you organize a trip that shows you all our islands have to offer before you decide to put down roots yourself. Understanding the true beauty of the Turks and Caicos is the first step to making a sound real estate investment.