The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) have been named the #1 Safest Islands in the Caribbean by travel website www.oyster.com in a recent article. Travel website "The TCI has long been one of the safest places to live and visit in the Caribbean.”
Below is an excerpt of the www.oyster.com article by reporter Lilly LeClair.
The islands that make this list of the safest in the Caribbean, are consistently rated among travel websites as the safest and most secure for tourists. Of course, it’s always a good idea to look for before booking a vacation -- and follow standard safety precautions when in unfamiliar surroundings, especially at night.
TCI is a British Overseas Territory -- southeast of the Bahamas –and includes 40 islands and cays, only 12 of which are inhabited by roughly 31,000 residents -- a stark contrast to the 450,000 annual tourists who visit by plane, not to mention 650,000 cruise ship tourists arriving to Grand Turk Cruise Port each year. So it should come as no surprise that protecting tourists is a major government priority.
OTHER FUN FACTS:
is a popular vacation spot
for water enthusiasts due to its gentle turquoise waves and average year-round
temperature of 85 degrees, with little rain, and rare hurricanes. is home of 12-mile-long
Grace Bay Beach, which Conde Nast calls the “Best Beach of all Tropical Islands
in the World," particularly known for sunsets.