Turks & Caicos is a tropical Atlantic archipelago that’s located southeast of Miami, Florida and north of the Dominican Republic. The country is a British Overseas Territory with a population of about 30,000 spread over nine inhabited islands. There are about 100 named islands and cays in the Turks and Caicos.
As the country’s name suggests, they have two island groups: the Turks Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay to the east, and the larger Caicos Islands archipelago of Providenciales, North Caicos Middle Caicos, East Caicos, South Caicos and West Caicos to the west. The 20 mile wide Columbus Passage divides the two island groups.
The majority of the population of Turks & Caicos resides on the island of Providenciales. Grand Turk supports the second greatest population, as well as the nation’s capital city of Cockburn Town. Unlike many Caribbean countries, Turks & Caicos has one of the lowest annual rainfall averages in the region, and consequently a high percentage of sunny days and great weather.
The Shore Club Turks & Caicos