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Turks and Caicos

Catamaran in shallow water - Turks & Caicos

Turks and Caicos

A romantic and laidback honeymoon is what newlyweds find on Turks & Caicos. One of the most valuable attributes of the islands are their pristine white sandy beaches, which cover 230 miles and are complimented with crystal clear turquoise waters. The islands also have the third largest coral reef system in the world. In Grace Bay, honeymoon couples can explore coral reefs, rich sea life, and crystalline waters for legendary diving, snorkeling, and water sports. Turks and Caicos is not a destination of the masses, so those looking for a little peace and solitude on their honeymoon are sure to find it here.

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Highlights
  • Grace Bay Beach — Voted "Best Beach" by Conde' Nast magazine. The Turks and Caicos islands pride themselves on the pristine powder white sand beaches that surround all of the islands.
  • Humpback Whales — North Atlantic Humpback Whales are seen around the islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay during the months of late January through early April
  • Middle Caicos Caves — These limestone caves are said to be the largest in the Caribbean. Spend a morning exploring the caves and an afternoon snorkeling for sand dollars.
  • JoJo the Dolphin — One of the few dolphins around the world that voluntarily interacts with human beings in his own natural habitat and has been doing so since the 1980. He has become a National Treasure!
  • The Rock Iguana — The Turks & Caicos Rock Iguana is found nowhere else in the world
  • Turks & Caicos National Museum — Guinep House, which chronicles the country's life as well as the legend of the Molasses Reef wreck, the oldest European shipwreck to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere
  • The Hole — naturally formed massive limestone 40 foot Hole where people can be lowered down a rope 80 feet to a swimming hole--For the adventurous!
Geography/Environment
The Turks and Caicos Islands are situated 575 miles southeast of Miami, 39 miles south east of Mayaguana in the Bahamas and cover 193 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean.

The main islands consist of two groups separated by the Columbus Island Passage: The Turks Group, which includes Grand Turk and Salt Cay, and the Caicos Group, which includes West Caicos, Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos, and South Caicos.

Activities
Beach Cruise & BBQ, Bird Watching, Cycling, Diving, Eco Tours, Fishing, Glow Worms Adventure, Golf, Heritage, Walks, Horseback Riding, Island Festivities & Events, Middle Caicos Caves, Parasailing, Private Island Getaway, Sailing, Shopping, Sky Watching, Snorkeling, Spa Treatments, Tennis, and Windsurfing. Whale watching is available January through April when the humpback whales are in the area.
Climate and Weather
The average temperature ranges between 75ºF and 85ºF. From June to October, the temperature can reach into the 90ºF, especially in the late summer months. A constant trade wind keeps the climate at a very comfortable level.

Other Important Information
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Destination Wedding Information
Administrative Fee: U.S. $50
  • Waiting period: 24 hrs. to apply, 2-3 days to marry
  • Proof of divorce or death certificate
  • Birth certificate or photo ID
  • Most churches require proof of membership
  • Under 21, must have parental consent

    The traditional church wedding is the most popular wedding in the Turks and Caicos. To contact a church for your wedding, see the list below:

  • Anglican 649-946-2289
  • Methodists 649-946-2115
  • Baptist 649-946-2295
  • Roman Catholic 946-941-5136
  • Faith Tabernacle 649-946-4214
  • Seven Day Adventist 649-946-2065
  • New Testament Church of God 649-946-2235
  • Church of Prophecy 649-946-2394
Turks and Caicos Reviews
Beaches Turks and Caicos
by Niki Rakowitz last updated on 12/05/2013
I am a Preferred Sandals & Beaches Certified Specialist, and my family LOVES this resort! This resort is perfect for everyone of all ages! Beaches Turks & Caicos is located on Grace Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches that I have visited...
Turks and Caicos
by Cynthia Amin last updated on 10/05/2010
World class hotels, spas, and restaurants await, as do our famous stretches of uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs. On land or below the water, you'll relax in the unique serenity, hospitality and beauty of our islands. Home to the Best Beach...
Provinciales / Turks and Caicos
by Tracy Carr last updated on 03/30/2009
I'm a Turks and Caicos specialist. I'm in love with this unspoiled, beautiful and very quite island. There is something for everyone from just relaxing with a good book to exploring the bottom of the ocean. The beaches are absolutely beautiful...