06.05.23 – Turks and Caicos

We recently returned from our first trip to Turks & Caicos.  I have wanted to visit for many years.  The color of the water in pictures was breathtaking and if you know me at all, you know that one of the things I’m fascinated by is the color of water in various areas of the world.  It did not disappoint.  However, there is much more to Turks & Caicos than I even realized.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas.  The capital of Turks & Caicos, Cockburn Town, is located on Grand Turk.

We visited Grand Turk which is where any cruise whip that has a stop in Turks & Caicos ports.  Grand Turk is the largest and most populous island in Turks & Caicos.  Don’t let this fool you, though.  It doesn’t feel like a populated island as they have a population of under 4,000.

Grand Turk covers an area of approximately 7 square miles.  It Is located in the southeastern part of the Turks and Caicos archipelago and is surrounded by coral reefs.  It also receives the least amount of rain of the Caribbean islands.

Grand Turk has become a popular destination for tourists, known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life.  The coral reefs are home to a diverse array of marine species, including colorful tropical fish, turtles, and coral formations.

When we looked over the port from the Lido deck of Carnival Mardi Gras, I realized it was one of the flattest islands I’ve been to.  You could see Salinas, a lot of scrub brush, white sand, and beautiful water.

We will be spending the Month of June telling you all about the beautiful Grand Turk Island.  Make sure to come back on Monday’s and Thursdays as we dive into this beautiful island’s history, culture, and beauty with a few surprising tidbits as well.