About the Turks and Caicos islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a group of over 40 islands and cays located in the North Atlantic Ocean. A dependency of Jamaica in the past, they became a Crown colony in 1962, and until today remain a British Overseas Territory.

The climate here is tropical, with summer temperatures around 32°C and winter temperatures around 29°C. There is a constant trade wind that keeps the environment moderate and pleasant. The hurricane season is between June and November.

The capital city of Cockburn Town is located on the island of Grand Turk, and is the oldest settlement on Turks and Caicos. The city bears the architecture of the British colonial times, and the natural beauty of the Caribbean — long, sandy, white beaches and turquoise waters. There are many leisure activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, and sailing. Golf is a favourite sport in the country, and there is a national amateur tournament held every year. Also, there are several festivals throughout the year to celebrate the culture. The majority of the population of about 31,000 people are of African origins.

Upmarket tourism is the primary income for Turks and Caicos, with most visitors coming from the United States. Offshore financial services are the second biggest industry, with overseas corporations registering here to avoid taxes. The third sector is fishing, with conch and lobster being the two most common exports.

Overall, the Turks and Caicos are an attractive destination for wealthy expat retirees and businesspeople.