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Relaxation in Turks and Caicos Islands vacation home rentals

Turks and Caicos feels like an island paradise, with its white sandy beaches, clear waters and swaying palm trees. Only 15 miles in length, with the major islands connected by road and water taxi, it's easy to explore and find secluded beaches off the beaten track. Staying in Turks and Caicos Islands vacation rentals allows you to try scuba diving, snorkeling or simply relaxing on the sand with a rum cocktail. There are a couple of small settlements such as Cockburn Town, which has restaurants serving local seafood and Caribbean favorites, plus some souvenir shops selling colorful crafts.

Things to do

Attractions near Turks and Caicos Islands vacation rentals

If you've had too much sun, head for Turks & Caicos National Museum for a couple of hours and learn more about the history of the islands. Housed in an old colonial property, this small museum takes you through early island history, through to the days of British rule, as well as teaching you more about the natural features of the islands. The National Environment Centre also has fun, kid-friendly exhibits, with a tour that shows you how the natural features of the islands were formed, and how they can be preserved.

Activities

Activities near Turks and Caicos Islands vacation homes

Turks and Caicos is perhaps best know for its beaches, which have soft white sand that contrasts with the turquoise-blue seas. Grace Bay Beach is often ranked among the best in the world, with warm clear waters without rocks or seaweed, and its 3-mile length only broken up by the soft dunes. Many Turks and Caicos Islands vacation rentals are found in this area, which is popular for snorkeling and boating. Gibbs Cay has clear water and long coral reefs, and friendly stingrays swim around this bay, often swimming right up to tourists for selfies and belly rubs.

Weather

Local weather during your stay in Turks and Caicos vacation homes

Turks and Caicos enjoy warm weather all year round, with a tropical climate. December to April are peak time for the islands, with visitors enjoying heat in the mid-70s and lower humidity. However, it's a year-round destination, and during the more humid months of the rainy season, June to October, there are plenty of pools and beaches where you can cool off. Most rain comes in short bursts, so it rarely ruins your day. Hurricanes are most likely in August and September, although the islands aren't as badly hit as some of their neighbors. However, they can cause travel delays.

Natural features

Coastal beauty and rare birds in Turks and Caicos Islands

Made up of small, narrow islands, most of Turks and Caicos is taken up by coastal landscape. Luckily, this means most Turks and Caicos Islands vacation rentals are within a short walk of a beach. The islands have slight variations, with Middle Caicos featuring rockier beaches and caves to explore, while Providenciales has the virginal-looking white sands. Bird Rock Trail is the only official hiking trail on the islands, which takes you down low limestone cliffs, through wetlands, where rare, colorful birds nest, and past the Caicos Conch Farm where you can see these snails being farmed for food.

Family friendly

Family fun near Turks and Caicos vacation homes

Kids will love the natural attractions in Turks and Caicos. Vacation homes can be found near family-friendly places like Provo Ponies, a stable with trail rides and interactive experiences on rescued ponies, and Conch Bar Caves, an above-ground cave system with dramatic formations to see on tours. You could also visit Turks and Caicos National Museum, a museum with artifacts and exhibits on local culture and history.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Turks and Caicos

The beautiful beaches and hip seaside shops and eateries make Turks and Caicos a popular spot for couples. Vacation homes are available near romantic locations like Turtle Cove, a residential area with a marina, shops, and restaurants, and Smith's Reef, a coral reef area with colorful, exotic sea life and clear waters for snorkeling. You could also spend some time on Ambergris Cay, a bustling island destination with white-sand beaches and amenities.

Can I find a vacation rental around Turks and Caicos Islands?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 987 vacation rentals near Turks and Caicos Islands. From 147 Houses to 434 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Turks and Caicos Islands are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Turks and Caicos Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Turks and Caicos Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Providenciales: 889 vacation rentals
  • Grace Bay: 890 vacation rentals
  • Cockburn Town: 37 vacation rentals
  • Leeward Settlement: 813 vacation rentals
  • Grace Bay Beach: 890 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Turks and Caicos Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Turks and Caicos Islands?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Turks and Caicos Islands:

  • Grace Bay: 890 rentals
  • Cockburn Town: 37 rentals
  • Leeward Settlement: 813 rentals
  • The Bight Settlement: 889 rentals
  • Long Bay: 445 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Turks and Caicos Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Turks and Caicos Islands are:

  • Providenciales Airport (PLS): 896 vacation rentals
  • North Caicos Airport (NCA): 550 vacation rentals
  • Salt Cay Airport (SLX): 37 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Turks and Caicos Islands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Turks and Caicos Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sapodilla Bay: 889 rentals
  • Coral Gardens Reef: 908 rentals
  • Cruise Center Beach: 35 rentals
  • Leeward Beach: 931 rentals
  • Turks & Caicos National Museum: 37 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Turks and Caicos Islands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.