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Exploring the Turks and Caicos

Ditte Isager The entrance pavilion at Amanyara in the Turks and Caicos

Photo: Ditte Isager

A British crown colony located southeast of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos (or TCI) comprise some 40 islands and cays, only eight of them inhabited. Travelers come for superb diving (on the world's third-largest coral reef), sportfishing, and impeccable white-sand beaches. Nearly 300 square miles of TCI are given over to protected parkland and wildlife sanctuaries. Launch a boat from the busy marina on Providenciales (a.k.a. Provo) and within 10 minutes you can land on a sand-fringed cay whose only residents are iguanas.

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Destinations: Providenciales

Inspired by: First Look at Amanyara — by Peter Jon Lindberg, Published Mar. 2006

Hotels (5)

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    Point Grace

    Point Grace, a 28-room oceanfront boutique hotel, sits at the tip of Grace Bay on the northern coast of the island Providenciales. The location wit

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    Amanyara—meaning "peaceful place"—is a resort of more than 20 villas and 40 pavilions in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Located next to the 18,000-a

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    Parrot Cay

    This trendsetting private island resort on a 3-mile beach is known for its serene Asian-Caribbean aesthetic, tranquil setting, and top-notch spa. F... More
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    Grace Bay Club

    One of the original sirens of the Turks and Caicos, this Mediterranean-style resort sits on 11 acres of the island’s famously powdery beaches, and ... More
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    Meridian Club

    The exclusive Meridian Club edges a two-mile beach on an 800-acre privately owned island named Pine Cay, between Providenciales and North Caicos. T

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