Turks & Caicos

Parrot in front of Margaritaville, Turks & Caicos

Parrot in front of Margaritaville, Grand Turk; (c) Soul Of America

Turks & Caicos

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Did the Turks colonize it? Is it famous for Turkish baths? No and No. The name Turks & Caicos comes from a species of cactus on the island, the Turk’s Cap Cactus.

Welcome to Turks & Caicos
Grand Turk contains the territory’s capital, Cockburn Town and is the historic, cultural and financial center of the country. Grand Turk gained international attention in 1962 when John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft landed in the vicinity of Grand Turk … More

History
For 700 years before Columbus arrived, Taino and Lucayan Indians were the sole residents of the islands. Living peacefully, they were skilled in farming, fishing and gardening. Today, Grand Turk is a premier resort destination and international investment center … More

Beaches
Grand Turk is smaller and lesser known than other great Caribbean Islands. But it has several features that travelers will enjoy for their seclusion and close proximity to the cruise center … More

Attractions
Explore the only conch farm in the world where Caribbean Queen conchs are raised from veliger to adult. Here you can watch how the delicious process unfolds … More

Travel Tips
The major holidays in Turks & Caicos are New Year’s Day, Commonwealth Day, Easter, National Heroes Day … More



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