The Turks and Caicos Islands is a British Overseas Territory, located 575 south/east of Florida. TCI is made up of 8 inhabited islands and 40 small islands and Cays divided into two island groups; east of the Turks Island Passage are the Turks Islands – Grand Turk and Salt Cay. To the west are the Caicos Islands- South Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Pine Cay, Parrot Cay and Providenciales. The islands are home to over 30,000 full time residents and over 1 million visitors per year with, the majority arrive by cruise boat, the rest are short term vacation guests.
Atlantic Standard Time (AST) observed all year
110 volt/60 cycle, suitable for North American appliances
Desalinated water is produced by reverse osmosis for TCI water supply. Fresh water is precious – please be conservative
American Airlines –daily service to various U.S. locations – check AA.com
United Airways – weekly service
Delta Airlines – weekly service
Jet Blue- daily from Ft. Lauderdale
British Airways – weekly service from Gatwick, London
Air Canada – weekly service in season from Montreal, Toronto
West Jet – weekly service in season from Toronto
Bahamas Air – Bahamas bi-weekly
Daily Ferry service is available to North Caicos and South Caicos – TCI Ferry website
There are two modern hospitals facilities – one in Providenciales-Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, one in Grand Turk-Cockburn Town Medical Centre , both managed by Interhealth Canada. There are also a number of private clinics with excellent medical care open to residents and visitors.