Where When How — May/June 2017
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Providenciales (PLS) is 575 miles southeast from Miami (MIA), approx. 80 minutes via jet. Flights are available to the TCI from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. All scheduled International flights arrive at Providenciales International Airport (PLS) with scheduled connecting domestic flights available to Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay. On arrival at the airport, look for your FREE copy of ‘Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands’ and Maps at the information desk. Private Terminal (FBO) available for private jet flights.

Please check with your airline as flights below (correct at press time) are subject to change.


Air Canada 1-888-247-2262

Halifax (YHZ) (seasonal) TH

Montreal (YUL) SU

Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU) F SA SU

Toronto (YYZ) M W F SA SU

American Airlines 1-800-433-7300

Boston (BOS) SA

Charlotte (CLT) Daily

Dallas (DFW) Daily

Miami (MIA) Daily

New York (JFK) SA (seasonal)

Philadelphia (PHL) SA

BahamasAir 1-800-222-4262

Nassau (NAS) TH SU

British Airways 1-800-247-9297

London (LGW) TH SU

Caicos Express 1-649-941-5730

Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP) Daily

Salt Cay (SLX) M W F

Delta 1-800-221-1212

Atlanta (ATL) Daily

Boston (BOS) SA

New York (JFK) Daily

interCaribbean 1-649-946-4999

Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP) Daily

Grand Turk (GDT) Five times daily

Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) Daily

Nassau (NAS) Daily

Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP) TU TH FR SU

Puerto Plata, DR (POP) W F SU

San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) TU TH SA SU

Santiago de Cuba (SCU) TU TH SU

interCaribbean (continued)

Santiago, DR (STI) M TH SA

Santo Domingo, DR (SDQ) M TU TH FR SU

South Caicos (XSC) Twice daily

jetBlue 1-800-538-2583

New York (JFK) 1 flight daily in May/Jun

Boston (BOS) SA SU

Fort Lauderdale (FLT) 1 flight daily

United Air 1-800-231-0856

Chicago (ORD) SA

Newark (EWR) Daily

Washington Dulles (IAD) SA (seasonal)

West Jet 1-888-937-8538

Montreal (YUL) F

Toronto (YYZ) M W TH F SA SU


See airline listing for domestic flights.

A government issued ID may be

required for travel by air.

interCaribbean 1-649-946-4999

Caicos Express 1-649-941-5730


We have no traffic lights, no traffic jams and no place to go in a hurry.

Car rental: You must be 23 or 25, depending on the rental agency.

Scooter rental: Anyone over 18 years old, holding a valid driving license from home, can rent a scooter.

Speed limit: 40 MPH (64 KM), 20 MPH (32 KM) through the settlements, 10MPH (16 KM) through school areas. Our traffic fines are impressive and can cost you up to $2,000 so please pay attention to your speed.

Rental insurance: Advised. There is a 12% tax added to each vehicle rental contract.

TCI Ferry: (Passenger only) Departs from Walkin Marina, Leeward, several times daily to North Caicos, a 25 minute ride. The ferry departs twice a week to South Caicos, which takes 90 minutes.


The protective barrier reef which surrounds Providenciales offers some of the best scuba experiences in the world. This reef also breaks the incoming surf to create the calm, iridescent turquoise waters that edge our white sand beaches. Find the beach of your dreams! No matter where you go, you won’t find a crowd. Remember to use protective sun screen and take water to drink, especially if you travel off the beaten path.

GRACE BAY BEACH – Voted on numerous occasions as the best beach in the world. This seven-mile crescent-shaped stretch of clear water and pearly white sand, encapsulates the distance from Smith’s Reef to Leeward. Grace Bay is part of Alexandra National Park, and comprises the front of many popular resorts with coral reefs offshore and al fresco restaurants in shore.

LONG BAY BEACH – A three-mile long southeastern beach, accessible from The Shore Club, and several paths from Long Bay Hills. A beautiful, palm-tree dotted beach with year-round trade winds that are popular among kiteboarders.

SAPODILLA BAY BEACH – Our southernmost beach. Turn right off the road to South Dock to reach a quarter mile stretch of sand with shallow water. A Mediterranean- style beach, with villas on one side of the shore and moored yachts on the other.

MALCOLM ROADS – A remote beach. Drive through the seaside communities of Blue Hills and Wheeland, then bear left for a five mile trek through the hills to reach a deserted two-mile long white stretch of sand.

  • SMITH’S REEF – Residing at the mouth of the Turtle Cove Pond is an excellent spot to snorkel, marking the beginning of the famous Grace Bay Beach, ending at Leeward.

THE BIGHT BEACH – Easily accessible at the end of Pratt’s Road, with a playground at the Children’s Park.

  • THE BIGHT REEF – Situated at the end of Penn’s Road at Coral Gardens, with exquisite snorkelling close to shore.

LEEWARD BEACH – The eastern end of Grace Bay is accessible through a public access path within the Leeward community. Secluded, with white sand, limestone cliffs and stone jetties.

  • Best beaches for snorkelling. Please do not touch or stand on the coral.

All beaches in the Turks and Caicos are public from the low tide line to the dune line. Please use marked public access routes only, and do not use private property for beach access or exploration.

Do not leave valuables unattended either on the beach or in your car. Please do not litter.