Some things to Know when visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands

Many people travel as a way to relieve stress, but for some people travel can also induce travel stress. Although travel has a number of positive aspects and benefits, travel stress can lead to people having a negative vacation experience. Here's a Few things to know and tips to help you enjoy Your Turks And Caicos Experience.

THE TCI!

The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of over 40 different islands and cays, only 9 of which are inhabited. The islands of the Turks and Caicos are almost as diverse as its people. From the main tourist center of Providenciales to the quiet and tranquil islands of North and Middle Caicos to the historic Capital Island of Grand Turk; each one offers a different experience and a unique character but all offer year round great climate, beaches and underwater activities. There's so much to do and discover here in paradise. Incredible beaches, crystal clear and warm ocean water, abundant marine life and beautiful tropical wetlands are yours to explore. Quite simply, we're the best vacation destination of the Caribbean.

Weather in Turks and Caicos

Don’t make the mistake of closely following the weather forecast for your upcoming trip, and becoming dismayed when there’s a prediction for rain and clouds.

The average temperature ranges between 80 and 90 degrees (29-32 degrees Celsius) from June to October, sometimes reaching the mid 90’s (35 degrees Celsius), especially in the late summer months. From November to May the average temperature is 80 to 84 degrees (27-29 degrees Celsius). Water temperature in the summer is 82 to 84 degrees (28-29 degrees Celsius) and in winter about 74 to 78 degrees (23-26 degrees Celsius). A constant trade wind keeps the climate at a very comfortable level.

Generally, the water temperature at the beach will be higher than what predictions show due to localized heating by the sun. 

The weather experienced is often better than what was forecasted, and bad conditions tend to pass quickly. The Turks and Caicos simply doesn’t get much rain, which is bad for farming yet great for beachgoers.

ONLY USE
REEF SAFE SUNSCREEN!

WHEN YOU’RE SHOPPING FOR SUNSCREEN, HERE ARE SOME KEY THINGS TO LOOK FOR:

 

The absence of oxybenzone and octinoxate in listed ingredients. These two chemicals are harmful to corals and can cause sunscreen-induced coral bleaching, so look for them in the ingredient list. Their absence points the product being reef-safe.

Mineral based sunscreen with the ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Sunscreens made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are mineral-based, so rather than being absorbed like traditional sunscreen, the particles of these ingredients sit on top of the skin and block harmful UV rays. These ingredients are less harmful to corals and are not linked to coral bleaching.

Reef-safe labels. Typically companies will label their products as “reef-safe” but always check the ingredients to be sure. 

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