Providenciales, the largest island, is just over an hour's
flight from Miami, and thanks to a second weekly flight from
London, it's even more accessible for us Brits, but amazingly
remains off the main Caribbean radar - for now.
This blissfully overlooked corner of the Caribbean was placed
firmly back on the map by the opening in 1998 of the excellent
Further legitimacy arrived on the coat-tails of the opening of
2006. Development of luxury hotels here is slow, but in Turks it's
all about quality, not quantity; the handful of luxury hotels here
really are the cream of the crop.
Spend days reclining on powder sand beaches, with a view of
turquoise, azure and ultramarine ocean between your toes, indulging
in the freshest seafood (especially with a lobster season that runs
from August to April), and retreating to the spa for the
rejuvenation of body and mind.
Those of a more active disposition can try their hand at a range
of watersports, from paddle boarding, kayaking, and even
kitesurfing. Snorkelling and diving are also key activities for
visitors here. The Turks & Caicos Islands has some exceptional
diving, with more than 1,000 square miles of coral reef encircling
the islands, excellent wall diving and a healthy marine