Quick Facts

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.

Official Language:

English

Currency:

U.S Dollar

Time Zone:

Atlantic Standard Time (AST) observed all year

Electricity:

110 volt/60 cycle, suitable for North American appliances

Water:

Desalinated water is produced by reverse osmosis for TCI water supply. Fresh water is precious – please be conservative

International Flights:

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

Inter-island Service:

Intercaribbean Airways and Caicos Express provide daily service throughout the Turks and Caicos. They also have flights to Bahamas and Cuba, Antiqua, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Haiti

Daily Ferry service is available to North Caicos and South Caicos – TCI Ferry website

Health Care:

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.