Resting in the Atlantic Ocean, to the southeast of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory consisting of seven main islands and about 40 small islands and uninhabited cays. This easily accessible island chain has come into its own as a idyllic island getaway complete with pristine beaches, deluxe resorts and a gloriously indulgent lifestyle. Visitors can look forward to some exceptionally soft, white sand beaches lapped wonderfully warm, clear azure waters, ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Other popular activities include: exploring the caves of Middle Caicos; whale watching from the Grand Turk Lighthouse; discovering the ruins of Cheshire Hall, a 200-year-old cotton plantation; and visiting the Turks and Caicos National Museum.
Turks and Caicos benefit from a tropical climate; tempered by trade winds, and generally pleasant, nights can be cool, with rain in winter. Hurricanes and tropical storms (with flooding) can strike between July and November.