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 Frommer’s
has also previously reported that "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.
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 updated government-issued advisories 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
OTHER FUN FACTS:
Turks and Caicos 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. Providenciales 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.