A Perfect Holiday - Beaches Turks And Caicos
By Sadie Backhurst
The Turks and Caico beaches are a beach lover's ticket to beach heaven. They are an undiscovered tropical heaven and one of the natural wonders. Apart from that there are 230-mile coral reef with world class diving and the beaches also offer snorkeling, deep sea and bone fishing, kayaking, sailing, kite-surfing, bird-watching, undeground caves and so on. The beaches Turks and Caicos, are renowned all over the world amongst people who have a sense of adventure, in them. The Turks and Caicos beaches, are a part of the West Indies, bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Miami and the Dominican Republic.
The beaches Turks and Caicos, although are said together, but they are split into two groups namely:
1)The Caicos: The beaches in islands of Caicos group stretch from west to east. The types of beaches are West Caicos, Pine Cay, Providenciales, Carrot Cay, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, South Caicos and East Caicos.
2)The Turks: The beaches in islands of Turk group are generally separated by 7000-foot-deep , 22-mile-wide- Turks Inside Passage which is known the world over as the breeding ground of the North Atlantic humpback whales. This group also includes Grand Turk (capital) and Salt Cay.
The types of beaches of the beaches Turks and Caicos are listed in detail below:
1)The Caico group:
Providenciales- This island beach is also called Provo by the locals and is the most populated and developed beaches in island of Turk and Caicos. Grace Bay Beach is popularly the centerpiece of the island and is considered the best beach on the planet. There are accommodations ranging from luxurious hotels and resorts to casinos, airport, banking and so on. Inspite of the development, Provo is still pretty low-key.
Pine Cay- This island is the location of the Meridian Club, which was the first club set up for tourists in the Turk and Caicos islands. West Caicos- This island is the site of one of the best snorkeling and diving and the oldest shipwrecks
Parrot Cay- This is another private island haunted by the rich and the famous and is known for its luxurious Parrot Cay Club
Middle Caicos- This island is covered by dramatic limestone cliffs, scalloped bays, underground caves, archeological sites, cotton plantation ruins and so on. It is the largest known island of Turks and Caicos.
South Caicos- This island is the site, where people may witness the breeding of the humpback whale and stalk bonefish through the natural reserves. For people who want to just laze in, there are couple of Bed and Breakfast and a few new resorts.
East Caicos- this island is also reserved for the adventure lovers. There are flocks of flamingos, wild cattle and deserted beaches.
2) The Turk Group has 2 main islands:
Grand Turk- The island is the second largest town and 400- year-old capital of the Turks and Caicos islands. Bonefishing, wind-surfing, limestone cliffs are also worthy of exploration. Salt Cay- The island is dotted with windmills and old salt shed hats which were once the center of salt production world wide.
These are some of the well-known island beaches Turks and Caicos are known for. Be it an adventure holiday or a romantic getaway, the islands of Turks and Caicos is the place to be.
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