Easy-Peasy Tips for Vacationing in Turks and Caicos
After much deliberation, you’ve decided that Turks and Caicos will be your destination for a well-deserved vacation this year.
It’s beautiful, it’s exciting and it’s located in the Caribbean, just far enough so you won’t be bothered by the throng of vacationers who usually mob those typical vacation spots.
But there is a tiny problem.
While this is your final choice, there’s not much you know about it.
Sure, you know the rates, the villa you’re going to rent and the airfare. But aside from that, you’re pretty much clueless about the people, the weather, whether you’ll need that extra strength sunscreen or if you should just buy it when you get there.
For that, we’ve got you covered!
Turks and Caicos Vacation Tips
- Pack Less
Pack swim wear, sensible shoes, sandals, flip flops, just basic clothing like short skirts and a couple of t-shirts. If you’re bringing makeup, stick to the makeup you use on a routine basis. You’re probably going to wear swim wear during your trip, so there’s no point in bringing jeans, shirts and dresses. Stick to comfort, not fashion.
- Protect Yourself from the Elements
Bring sunscreen (coral-safe), mosquito repellant, jellyfish sting protection spray. Pack them all in plastic bags and keep them in the bottom of your bag. And don’t forget to pack extra sunscreen separately in case you run out.
- Be a Smart Diner
Food in Turks and Caicos is expensive, mainly because the restaurants on the island depend on imported food products. So if you want to save up on cash, remember to try the mom-and-pop eateries and restaurants around the island, and be sure to have seafood. We’re not recommending this for money’s sake though. The island has some great recipes for conch so you’ll surely be in for a treat.
- Plan a Visit during the Off-Season
April and May – that’s the sweet spot here. Though the weather is usually pleasant on the island year-round, they do experience some rain and wind along the way with hurricane season usually crashing on the shore during June and November. Planning your vacation during this time will give you lower rates and better weather to enjoy.
- Know Your Paperwork
If you’re from the US, UK or Canada, you won’t need to apply for a visa to visit the islands. You also wouldn’t need it if you have a valid, current visa to visit any of the countries mentioned. Otherwise, you will need to contact the relevant embassy in your country to know what to do when applying for a visit visa.
Are You Ready?
Pack your bags, double-check booking at our Grace Bay vacation rental and make your way down to Turks and Caicos.
The island waits!