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GETTING HERE

Providenciales is 575 miles southeast from Miami, approx. 80 minutes via plane. Flights are available to the Turks and Caicos Islands (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. Private Terminal (FBO) available for private jet flights. On arrival at the airport, look for your FREE copy of ‘Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands’ and Where When How maps of Providenciales at the information desk.

Note: Due to the storms, many flights have changed. Please check with your airline to confirm flight schedules.

AIRLINES SERVING PLS

Air Canada 1-888-247-2262
Halifax (YHZ) (seasonal) TH
Montreal (YUL) TU
Toronto (YYZ) M W F SA SU

American Airlines 1-800-433-7300
Boston (BOS) Daily
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 Airways
1-649-941-5730

Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP) Daily
Grand Turk (GDT) Daily
Salt Cay (SLX) M W F

Delta Air Lines 1-800-221-1212
Atlanta (ATL) Daily
Boston (BOS) SA
New York (JFK) Daily

interCaribbean Airways
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

interCaribbean (continued)
Puerto Plata, DR (POP) W F SU
San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) TU TH SA SU
Santiago de Cuba (SCU) TU TH SU
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
Boston (BOS) SA SU
Fort Lauderdale (FLT) 1 flight daily

Southwest Airlines 1-800-435-9792
Fort Lauderdale (FLT) 1 flight daily

United Airlines 1-800-231-0856
Chicago (ORD) SA
Newark (EWR) Daily
Washington Dulles (IAD) SA (seasonal)

WestJet 1-888-937-8538
Montreal (YUL) F
Toronto (YYZ) M W TH F SA SU

FLIGHTS WITHIN THE TCI

See airline listing for domestic flights. A government issued ID may be required for travel by air.

interCaribbean Airways 1-649-946-4999 Caicos Express 1-649-941-5730

GETTING AROUND

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

Car rental: You must hold a valid driver’s license and be at least 23 or 25 years old, depending on the rental agency, to rent a car.

Scooter rental: You must hold a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years old to rent a scooter.

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

Rental insurance: Advised. There is a 12 per cent 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 BEACH & REEF

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 sunscreen 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 on 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 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 fivemile trek through the hills to reach a deserted two-mile long stretch of white 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.
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