What Currency is used in Turks & Caicos
The USD Dollar is the common currency. Most major credit cards are often accepted.
Which Airport do we fly into?
The airport is called Providenciales International Airport – PLS.
How many miles long is Turks & Caicos
The primary tourist island of Provo is 23 miles long (and just 4 miles wide). It is easy to get around the island in 30 minutes or less. The other islands vary in length with North and Middle Caicos being the largest of the Islands.
Ferry Service to other Islands
The TCI Ferries depart from Walkin Marina, at Heaving Down Rock several times a day to make the 30 minute trip to beautiful North Caicos. Their fast, dry and comfortable vessels make it simple for passengers to visit North Caicos and Middle Caicos. Plan a day trip or spend a few nights.
TCI Ferry also services South Caicos. Take a comfortable 90 minute ride to ‘The Big South’ for phenomenal fishing or snorkelling or diving. Both the Sailrock and East Bay Resort developments are a going concern on this beautiful island. South Caicos Schedule Departs Provo: Friday and Sunday at 2:00pm; Departs South: Friday and Sunday 3:30pm
How much should we Tip whilst in Turks & Caicos
The tip is normally between 10 & 15%.
Which side of the road do you drive on in Turks & Caicos
Turks & Caicos is part of the British West Indies and follows the British tradition of driving on the LEFT side of the road. At any roundabout please always give way to the people on the right.
Is Turks & Caicos Safe from Crime
The Turks & Caicos still boasts one of the lowest crime rates and highest crime solved rates in the Caribbean. Of course, it is better to be safe than sorry so you should always take precautions like locking away valuables in the safe in your room. When you leave the Villa please lock doors and make sure windows are closed.
What is the Climate?
Constant easterly breezes, with the coolest months averaging in the 70s (21C – 27C) in the winter and the warmest months averaging in the low 90s (32C) in the late summer. An average annual rainfall of less than 40 inches assures us plenty of sunny days.
What can we bring in to Turks & Caicos
Visitors may bring in duty free for their own use one carton of cigarettes or cigars, one bottle of liquor and some perfume. The importation of firearms, controlled drugs is strictly forbidden.
Pack lights, casual, comfortable resort and leisure wear is acceptable everywhere. Over exposure from the Sun can happen quickly, sunscreen is strongly recommended. A hat and cover up for extra protection is advisable. Swim wear worn other than poolside or at beach is frowned upon. It is a rare occasion to need a light sweater at night. Just a few restaurants require “proper attire”, which would include a shirt with collar and pants (trousers) for the men.
The electricity is 110V/ 60 cycles, suitable for US appliances.
All visitors require a valid passport. An onward or return ticket is also required for non-residents. Check you airline for luggage restrictions.
What is the Language of Turks & Caicos
The language is English.
Can you drink the Water in Turks & Caicos
Our water is safe to consume but visitors may prefer to drink bottled water.
The Turks & Caicos does not have Public Transport and Taxi’s can be quite expensive. We recommend that you rent a vehicle for the duration of your stay.
Where is the nearest Grocery Store.
IGA Supermarket is the closest Supermarket and is open until 10pm every evening. Please note on a Sunday that you cannot purchase alcohol. The supermarket is located approx 2 miles away.
Where is the nearest Liquor Store
Discount Liquors is the nearest liquor store and is open Monday to Saturday until 5pm. Again, this is approx 1.5 miles away.
Where will I find the nearest Gym
You will find the nearest gym approx 1 mile away called Wrighfully Fit Boxing Gym. They have an array of exercise machines.
What is located in Turtle Cove Marina
Our Villas are within walking distance to the Marina where you will find Baci Restaurant, Shark Bite and Mango Reef and a coffee shop. Just a short walk away you will also find Magnolia Restaurant.
Big Blue Unlimited has a whole array of water sport activities including kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, eco tours, diving, whale watching (in season), sun set cruises, beach cruises.
What Day is Fish Fry
Fish Fry is everything Thursday located in the Bight Park – time is 6pm until 9pm.
Providenciales has excellent medical facilities. The hospital is located near downtown and there are also plenty of private medical facilities.
Associated Medical Services is the oldest established private medical facility with British & Canadian trained doctors with an emergency room as well as Gynecologist, Optometrist, Chiropractor and a Dentist.
The most common travel ailments include sunburn, dehydration and traveller’s tummy. You should use sunscreen when you are outdoors. Even as little as 15 minutes in the sun can become a painful experience. Also, the double whammy of tradewinds and hot sun will ‘dry you out’ quickly and deplete your body of necessary salts. Sports drinks with electrolytes are much better rehydration drinks than plain water.
We hope you don’t have an emergency while you are here, but if you do the clinics and the hospital are capable of stabilizing most conditions and transferring the patient by air-ambulance jet to a hospital in Florida if they cannot cope with the emergency. Private doctors will make house calls and hotel calls if requested, even in the night, for serious cases or pain cases. Patents are charged accordingly.
Visitors would be well advised to check that their Insurance covers them for repatriation costs before they arrive.