With eight main islands and numerous smaller uninhabited islands and cays, Turks and Caicos is a resplendent chain of islands that offers more than 100 square miles of sugar-white sandy beachfront. Amid the mangroves and the turquoise blue waters, this could be the perfect place for your destination wedding, and a host of others would agree with you. Readers of Condé Nast Traveler named Turks and Caicos their favorite Caribbean island, and Grace Bay Beach won the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2014 for Best Beach in the Caribbean.
Here are a few facts about this stunning location, in case you’re still deciding on where to host your destination wedding:
Location: The islands are 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and east of Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The Turks and Caicos islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, not the Caribbean Sea, and are part of the Eastern Standard Time Zone.
Language Spoken: English
Climate: The average temperature ranges between 85 and 90 degrees Farenheit, June through October. From November to May, the average temperature is 80 to 84 degrees. Water temperature in the summer is 82 to 84 degrees and in winter it ranges from 74 to 78 degrees. Constant trade winds keep the climate very comfortable and in an average year, the Turks and Caicos islands enjoy approximately 350 days of sunshine.
Places of Note:Providenciales is the most well known of the Turks and Caicos Islands and is the center of the tourism industry with a wide assortment of resorts, restaurants, and attractions. Grand Turk and Salt Cay offer Bermudian architecture and a rustic charm. Parrot Cay and Pine Cay are privately owned islands and are home to exclusive resorts. South Caicos is best known for its fishing (particularly lobster and conch) and the historic Cockburn harbor. Middle Caicos and North Caicos are the best representatives of the wildlife, offering lush green woodlands, caves, and a vast range of plant life and birdlife.
Resort Options: Options range from luxurious, high-end resorts to adults-only and family-friendly, all-inclusive properties.
Why it’s Great for Weddings: It’s easy to find resorts that offer complete wedding packages including a toes-in-sand ceremony, rehearsal dinners, decadent island catering for your reception, spa appointments, and tons of outdoor activities for you and your guests, including boat charters, diving instructions, golfing, sailing, water-skiing, wake-boarding, and so much more.
Ready to begin planning your dream wedding in Turks and Caicos? Remember, with help from Ever After’s Destination Wedding Experts, all of your guests’ travel details and group booking needs will be taken care of, so you can focus on creating the perfect destination wedding, no matter where you choose to go!
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