I cannot believe its already been over a week since my vacation to Turks and Caicos! Providenciales is one island in Turks and Caicos you can’t miss…the beautiful beaches, the resorts, and food makes it a destination for a perfect getaway! There’s so much to share I had to break it up into 2 parts.
GETTING TO TURKS AND CAICOS
Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is the only airport in the Turks and Caicos that welcomes international flights. All tourists must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival. There is also no quarantine requirement unless you are having COVID related symptoms. I would recommend looking over Turks and Caicos website before buying your ticket. There are a list of requirements to complete prior to traveling.
Here is a quick rundown of the Travel requirements to TCI that you would need if you plan a trip in the future :
1 ) A negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 3 days prior to travel to the TCI.
- Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (RT-PCR).
- Nucleic Acid Amplification tests (NAA).
- RNA or molecular tests.
- Antigen tests completed via nasopharyngeal swab.
2 ) Mandatory travel Insurance, it needs to covers COVID-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and air ambulance.
3 ) Upload your negative results , insurance and a completed online health screening questionnaire on the “TCI Assured” website no less than 24 hours before departure.
4) You will be issued a Travel Authorization form. They will check this prior to boarding and once you land as well.
BEST TIME TO VISIT?
According to Visit TCI, for most first time visitors, February, March, and April will offer the best combination of weather, prices, and availability.
Late August, September, October, and early November typically have the lowest accommodation and activity rates. It’s typical to see hotels offer extra nights for free and other perks.
HOW TO GET AROUND?
There’s no public transport, bus, or train services in Provo. There is also no Uber or Lyft. There are taxis to get around. My resort had taxis lined up so it was easy to get a taxi when needing to go explore. However, it can end up being expensive. I know other travelers end up renting a car. Keep in mind, they drive on the left side of the road here. US drivers licenses work fine to rent a car here. Alternatively, you can also bike! Many resorts offer bikes to rent for free.
THINGS TO DO:
1 ) Explore the beaches
There are beautiful beaches all around TCI that is often ranked the best beaches in the world. Here are my top 3!
Starting off with the famous Grace Bay Beach the white sand and clear water throughout really has to be seen to be fully appreciated (the first two photos were at Grace Bay Beach) My second recommendation is Leeward beach-seen below. My third recommendation is Half Moon Bay. Honestly, I had such a great time lounging on all the beaches. You can’t go wrong.