Turks and Caicos is an attractive destination for Americans in particular since English is the official language and the U.S. dollar is used (cars, however, are still driven in the left lane).
There are direct flights to the island capital of Providenciales from Miami, Atlanta, New York and many other major U.S. cities. From Provo, as the locals call it, you’ll need to take a ferry or boat to North Caicos, where beach-lovers will enjoy cerulean blue water and white sandy beaches, the perfect setting for enjoying a cold Turks Head lager.
Snorkelers and divers can revel in the diverse marine life of the ocean. North Caicos also has the largest population of pink flamingos in all of the Turks and Caicos islands. The isolated nature of the island limits food options, so it’s recommended to map out eateries and pack lunch for beach trips if not staying at an area resort.
Pilots love this remote tropical oasis since, as they say, there are fewer travelers here to disturb you. One pilot explained, “This place offers a euphoric change of pace from the hustle and bustle. You feel like you have your own island.”
(Note: For professional reasons, the pilots I spoke with asked to remain anonymous for this story.)