Welcome to the Turks and Caicos Islands, home of the Best Beach in the World, with breathtaking hues from inviting waters, and legendary diving, snorkeling and fishing.
The Turks and Caicos Islands or TCI for short, are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands. Turks and Caicos is an archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas.
The gateway island of Providenciales, known as Provo, is home to expansive Grace Bay Beach, with luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. Scuba-diving sites include a 14-mile barrier reef on Provo’s north shore and a dramatic 2,134m underwater wall off Grand Turk Island.
The eight main islands and more than 299 smaller islands have a total land area of 616.3 square kilometers (238.0 square miles) include 332 square kilometers (128 sq. mi) of beach front. There are generally 350 days of sun each year with relatively dry with consistent temperatures throughout the year.
Summertime temperatures rarely exceed 33 °C (91 °F) and winter nighttime temperatures rarely fall below 18 °C (64 °F). The islands have limited natural fresh water resources; private cisterns collect rainwater for drinking. The primary natural resources are spiny lobster, conch, and other shellfish.
The Turks and Caicos established a National Health System in 2010. The majority of care is provided by the private-public-partnership of hospitals in Providenciales and Grand Turk. In addition, there are a number of government clinics and private clinics. The hospital opened in 2010 is administered by Interhealth Canada and has been accredited by Accreditation Canada in 2012 and 2015.
A jewel in the Caribbean, Providenciales offers some of the most spectacular beaches and ocean water in the world. From the unparalleled and internationally acclaimed Grace Bay Beach to the sheltered and secluded Taylor Bay and Sapodilla Bay beaches, you’ll realize you’ve found paradise.
Several of our beaches offer vibrant reefs close to shore and are perfect snorkeling sites to see coral, fish, conch and turtles. The Villa Renaissance Resort is located in the heart of Grace Bay Beach. It is a small, 36-unit boutique condominium complex inspired by Italian architecture. It is a luxurious beachfront resort with both ocean front and poolside suites which can accommodate all of your needs.