Is the Turks and Caicos for me?
We have included this section for those that have not been to been to the island
or stayed at a private Villa in the Turks and Caicos not knowing what to expect.
The Turks and Caicos is an expensive destination spot. It is a preferred vacation
location for the rich and famous and there are many villas owned by famous people.
The TCI is unique in that you may see famous people just walking around, enjoying
the clean air and fabulous weather -
In general, prices for gas, food and commodities in the Turks and Caicos is roughly the same as you will find in Europe and this is sometimes a shock to new visitors. If you are on a strict budget we can help by letting you know where the most cost effective, grocery store, restaurants and gas stations are. Many of these are listed in the information that is sent when the villa is booked and an updated version is provided on arrival.
Another item that may be surprising to new visitors is the fact that most of the
Turks and Caicos roads are rough, unpaved, often with potholes. For many this is
of little concern but for those unaccustomed to life in rural communities this can
be a big and unpleasant surprise. Even more concerning to these same people is that
the roads through which you travel to reach the best villas on the island are for
the most part rough and unlit at night. Basically if these aspects of the road system
give you concern you had best stay at a Grace Bay condo or resort where you can walk
to everything and have paved roads and sidewalks. If these things do not bother
you, rest assured, the drive through these roads is worth the effort -
In summary, the Turks and Caicos is unique among Caribbean islands but it is still
a Caribbean island; with the same infrastructure and public service limitations,
insects and other issues found throughout the Caribbean region -