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How big is Turks and Caicos?

The Turks and Caicos Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the Bahamas and north of Haiti and Cuba, some 900km from Miami.

The whole forms a string of about thirty tropical islands, most of which are uninhabited. The total area varies according to the tide: 497 km2 at high tide. 402 km of coastline and almost as many paradisiacal beaches of white sand and powder.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are composed of two archipelagos

Caicos is by far the largest archipelago. It has 10 main islands and 6 are inhabited:

The Providentiales :

With its 98 km2, it is the most inhabited island. Several famous beaches including Long Beach Bay where our two superb luxury villas are nestled.

North Caicos:

With its 116km2, it is the Garden Island, dedicated to bird watching. It is home to a large flamingo sanctuary. One of the most beautiful beaches of the island: Whitby Beach.

Middle Caicos:

With its 144km2, she has the largest network of caves in the Caribbean, the remains of Lucayan villages and a nature reserve inhabited by thousands of frigates.

East Caicos:

East Caicos is a large island of 91 km2 uninhabited.

West Caicos:

With its 23km2, if it is now uninhabited, it was once very active. The French pirate, Jean Thomas Dulaien installed his hideout in 1927.

South Caicos:

This island of 21km2, is the fourth most populated island of the country.

Parrot Cay and Ambergris Cay

These two small islands are privatized. Parrot Cay serves only as a tourist centre while Ambergris Cay offers tourist activities and the sale of luxury villas.

Turks has only 2 main islands

Grand Turks:

With its 18km2, it’s an island of everything known for its capital Cockburn Town. The lighthouse built in 1854 can be visited, as well as its old quarter and the Turks and Caicos National Museum on Front Street.

Salt Cay:

With its 9km2, this island is known for migratory humpback whale watching.

Providenciales Island, nicknamed Provo

Provo is the most touristic island, it is the gateway to the Turquoise Islands thanks to the Providenciales International Airport.

It is the island we have chosen to host our two luxurious villas, a few meters from Long Bay Beach. Long Bay Beach is more secluded, quieter and more conducive to rest than its close neighbour Grace Bay, further north. With urbanism much less developed than Grace Bay Beach, all the activities are accessible.

Especially a nice day of relaxation on the Caribbean Sea by catamaran to discover the other beaches and uninhabited islands. The shallow water of Long Beach Bay makes snorkeling, without a tank, accessible to all, for hours. For the more experienced, the 23km long coral reef is a superb playground.

It is easy to rent a car or embark on an organized sunset safari tour. And why not take a kayak tour of Chalk Sound, a turquoise sea in Sapodilla Bay. And to finish, a parachute ride, probably the best way to fall under the spell of the beauty of the island while experiencing some intense sensations.

Don’t hesitate to find the next destination for your holiday. Contact Imperial Villas and book your stay.

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