The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory right in the heart of the Caribbean! As they speak English and use the US Dollar, these islands are a popular alternative to the nearby Bahamas for American travellers.
Since they aren’t as well known as other destinations in the area, it can be tricky to figure out where to stay when visiting the islands. Not all of the islands are inhabited – and some don’t have any tourism infrastructure.
That’s where we come in! We’ve figured out the three best places to stay in the Turks and Caicos Islands and categorised them based on who they are best for.
So let’s dive right in!
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At A Glance: Where To Stay In TURKS AND CAICOS
Looking for a specific place to stay? These are our highest recommendations for places to stay in Turks and Caicos.
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There’s no escaping that the Turks and Caicos Islands are an expensive destination but there are some savings to be made – especially on Grand Turk! The Osprey Beach Hotel has some great facilities, as well as good rates.
This all-inclusive resort is the perfect pick for guests that want everything taken care of for them! It has its own private beach, as well as a large pool with a bar that you can swim up to or sunbathe next to.
When it comes to five star luxury in Turks and Caicos you can’t beat the remote Sailrock resort – which even provides a complimentary flight from Providenciales to the resort! Rooms are spacious and come with ocean views.
The Turks and Caicos are a small group of islands almost entirely surrounded by the Bahamas! Famous for their vast beaches, this is a place to visit if you want to unwind and enjoy the laid-back Caribbean atmosphere.
The most visited island by far is Providenciales! Known as Provo by the locals, this is where you will find most of the tourism infrastructure and some of the most beautiful beaches.
For families visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands, this is your best option for keeping the kids entertained and enjoying a relaxing stay in the Caribbean.
Grand Turk is the main island in the Turks archipelago – and is home to the capital of the region! For first time travellers, a visit to Grand Turk allows you to see beyond the beaches and uncover some interesting cultural highlights during your stay in the area.
It is also a little bit calmer than Providenciales, with a more local atmosphere.
Most visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands will end up in Providenciales or Grand Turk – but if you want something a bit more off the beaten path then you absolutely have to check out South Caicos!
For the more adventurous visitor, it offers some interesting historic attractions and quieter nature spots than the larger resorts.
Still undecided? We’ve got some more information about each island in the guides below!
Let’s take a look, in more detail, at the three best neighbourhoods in Turks and Caicos. Each caters to different interests, so be sure to pick the neighbourhood that’s right for you.
Home to Cockburn Town, the capital of Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk is surprisingly peaceful compared to the larger resort areas on Provinciales! It is the largest island in the Turks archipelago.
For first time visitors, Grand Turk might seem a little out of the way but it is well worth the visit for experiencing a little taste of everything the territory has to offer! With watersports, calm beaches and interesting local attractions, there’s plenty on offer.
There aren’t any hostels on the Turks and Caicos Islands, however, this guest house is an excellent option for young travellers wanting to visit the territory on a budget! It comes with a large communal terrace where you can socialise.
Despite only being a three star hotel, Osprey Beach has excellent facilities, making it a worthy choice for visitors wanting to stick to a budget! It comes with a large pool, as well as a restaurant offering complimentary breakfast.
Only a short walk away from the centre of Cockburn Town, Turks Head Inne is the only five star hotel on the island – and has everything you could possibly need! They offer bike hire, and there are some great outdoor activities nearby.
Known by locals as Provo, Providenciales has the highest population of all the islands in the territory – and is also, therefore, the main destination for most tourists! Whilst first time travellers and couples would also enjoy Provo, families benefit from the wide range of activities on offer.
Alongside gorgeous beaches, Providenciales is packed with water sports activities as well as some family friendly attractions that will keep both kids and adults entertained!
Providenciales is easily the most expensive island as far as tourists are concerned – but this hotel is not only well priced, it also comes with gorgeous views across Grace Bay! Rooms have basic equipment, and parking is available.
Whilst a bit pricier than other mid-range hotels in the territory, Alexandra Resort is all-inclusive which saves you money on food and drink! It also allows you to experience a little more luxury for less.
As the best reviewed five star hotel on Providenciales, it’s no wonder that Wymara Resort & Villas takes the top spot for luxury hotels in the area! The infinity pool and spa are the crowning jewels of this hotel.
Once the most important island in the territory, South Caicos is seen as a bit of a backwater these days. Left off most guidebooks, South Caicos is a great choice for those wanting to venture further into the island chain!
It is also an unlikely home for some of the most luxurious resorts on the island – giving guests a more secluded experience! Whether you’re here to explore or relax, South Caicos has a more exclusive atmosphere than the other islands.
This hotel has its own private beach area – with every room guaranteed to have views over the beach and ocean! They also provide water sports equipment, as well as guided activities for less experienced guests.
This five star resort is truly the pinnacle of luxury in the Turks and Caicos Islands! For those worried about getting to South Caicos, they provide a handy shuttle flight from the main airport on Provinciales.
A truly unique destination, the Turks and Caicos Islands have a lot to offer visitors! Whether you want spectacular beaches, interesting history or delectable seafood, the territory has a little something for everyone on offer.
For the best area, we are going to go with Grand Turk! This might not be the most popular island, but thanks to the calm atmosphere this makes it part of its charm.
Nevertheless, each area mentioned in this guide has its own benefits and we hope we’ve helped you plan your upcoming trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.