Turks and Caicos is a stretch of around 40 different islands in the northern Caribbean where the sea meets the Atlantic. Only eight of these 40 islands are inhabited and much of the island chain remains completely untouched and is full of tropical beauty that will take your breath away. Turks and Caicos is surrounded by the world’s third largest coral reef system so the diving and snorkeling are amazing.
These reefs also serve as protection for the Turks and Caicos beaches from the surges of the ocean, which means the water near the beaches is calm, gorgeous blue and the beaches themselves are pristine. One of the most beloved beaches in Turks and Caicos is Grace Bay Beach. This powdery soft beach runs for 12 miles and is home to many hotels and some well-known resorts including the Alexandra Resort and Spa. The beach is part of the Princess Alexandra National Park system and is therefore controlled by the park. The park works to maintain the beach’s sense of tranquility by allowing sailing, diving and snorkeling but not allowing jet skis or water skiing. If you head to Turks and Caicos be sure to take in the tranquility of Grace Bay Beach.