Turks and Caicos Islands

12 Instagrammable places in Turks and Caicos Islands

Shamil Hasanli Shamil Hasanli 14 December 2020
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Surrounded by highly touristic countries like Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands do not benefit from the influence they deserve. However, you will see many best places in Turks and Caicos Islands during your travel to Turks and Caicos Islands because its natural resources remain intact. The islands can also boast of having the most impressive coral reefs in the world. Many are unaware of their existence but do not hesitate to explore these paradisiacal islets since you now know the secret. Something else! Plan a long trip to Turks and Caicos Islands so you will not regret missing all the attractions. Then go exploring! Where are the Turks and Caicos Islands? The islands are on the Caribbean Sea. Having a 948 square km area, the Turks and Caicos Islands population is slightly more than 40000. You will find a lot of Instagrammable places on these islands to take the most liked photo on Instagram. In this article, you will read about 12 Instagrammable best places in Turks And Caicos Islands. You will also find the answers to the questions about where are the Turks and Caicos Islands, why travel to Turks and Caicos Islands, what are the Turks and Caicos Islands population, where to take the most liked photo on Instagram, etc. 

1. Cockburn Town

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Cockburn Town, the capital of the archipelago, is a fascinating little town surrounded by saltworks. You will find that most of its houses are beautifully painted wood or white lime. Small walls protect them. You will see administrative buildings and most of the city's activities in the Front Street and Pond Street areas. 

Visit the Turks and Caicos National Museum. It brings together a motley collection of ancient objects belonging to the history of the island. Examine, for example, beds, locks, stamps, cannons, etc. You will be even more impressed when you discover the sections devoted to underwater life and salt mining history. Also, enjoy water sports and taking pictures at Instagrammable places

2. Natural Reserves

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If I describe to you one by one what the reserves of the archipelago contain, we will not finish until you book a plane ticket. At Columbus Landfall National Park, you will find a wide variety of fishes. The park is the largest protected area on Grand Turk Island, included of the entire west coast beaches of the island to the high tide mark, the west coast barrier reef, and the ocean between them. The Middle Caicos reserve, for its part, protects an environment made up of lakes, pine forests, and ancient salt flats where frigate colonies take refuge. Let us stop there! Most of the reserves cover a marvelous underwater world where sharp corals, dolphins, reef fish, and whales multiply in peace.

3. Grace Bay

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There is a reason why so many parasail boats can be seen in Grace Bay every day - gliding at 60 m over Grace Bay is an incredible experience! Get a bird's eye view of the beaches, resorts, barrier reefs, and marine animals in the water below. World-famous Grace Bay Beach is located on the northeast of Providenciales Island.

4. Historical Sites

To change your discoveries a little, you can visit some historical sites. Cheshire Hall Plantation will surely meet your desire! You will have a guide-historian who will tell you about the past of the island through this site and give you a lot of information. You will take the opportunity to observe different plants such as basil and fresh lemon grass grown on the plantation. An extension to the historic Wade's Green Plantation will also enchant you! Also, you will find many Instagrammable places among these historical sites. 

5. Sapodilla Hill

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On the Sapodilla Hill in the south of Providenciales, seafarers engraved their names in the past centuries, and many of the inscriptions are still legible today. There is a unique attraction to visit on the Sapodilla Hill in the south of Providenciales Island, not even a 5-minute drive from Sunset Point Villa. On countless stones and rocks, scattered all over the Sapodilla Hill, engravings and characters are carved. Shipwreck stranded on Providenciales or sailors who had to wait a few hours for their ships to be loaded found themselves in this idyllic place with a view of the sea and immortalized themselves in the soft limestone. The carvings contain surprisingly well-preserved names of the seafarers, dates, and now and then symbols and designations of the ships with which they were stranded. 

6. Rock Drawings

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The National Museum of the Turks and Caicos Islands has been documenting and researching the individual rock drawings of the ancient Turks and Caicos Islands population since 1999. Some of the inscriptions can be assigned to individual ships and their passengers. It is also the task of the museum to protect the rock carvings from theft and vandalism. Some irresponsible visitors cannot help scribbling over the historical inscriptions with their initials and graffiti. For this reason, the National Museum plans to work with the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources to remove the original stones and replace them with copies. Some of the rock carvings are also described on posters at Providenciales Airport in the departure lounge.

7. Conch Bar Caves

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When the Spaniards came to Middle Caicos, the Lucayan withdrew as best we could into the underground labyrinth. A perfect hiding place because the dense vegetation made it very difficult to find the entrances to the cave system, and underground lakes supplied drinking water. It is not for nothing that the caves at Conch Bar are also called "Village Caves." Today the cave labyrinth is a popular destination for tourists. Since Middle Caicos is not one of the mass tourism destinations, the Conch Bar caves are hardly developed. There are no stairs or handrails in the caves; you move along the paths created by nature. It should also be mentioned that there is no electric light in the Conch Bar Caves, so the way has to be found in the light of flashlights. Surely, you will have a chance to take your most liked photo on Instagram there.

8. The National Museum

When the Molasses Reef Shipwreck was recovered in the early 1980s, a decision was made to build a national museum in Cockburn Town on the Caribbean island of Grand Turk. Now you can see the remains of the oldest wreck in the western hemisphere and exhibits the history of the Turks and Caicos Islands, their geology, the reef, and even space. The National Museum is located in Cockburn Town. The "best little museum in the Caribbean" opened in 1991 and is the perfect alternative beach program on a rainy or extremely hot day. The National Museum has various findings from the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest wreck in the Western hemisphere, and information and artifacts from history and life on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Other exhibitions are the coral reef and the island's geology, slavery, the former inhabitants of the island, the Lucayans, or a space gallery. Another highlight is a completely preserved canoe paddle of the Taino Indians, dated to 1,000 BC and is the only one of its kind preserved worldwide. Books, handicrafts, and postcards can be taken home as memories in the museum shop, and the terrace offers a wonderful view of the sea.

9. Whitby

whitby beach

It is a wonderful beach on the North Caicos, where you can relax on the sand and under the sun. It is a perfect spot to take Instagrammable pictures

10. Cruises

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Where are the Turks and Caicos Islands? On the Caribbean, a heart of cruises. You will find many cruises on the islands, such as sunset cruises, lunch or dinner cruises. You can book one depending on your preferences. 

11. Governor's Beach

governor beach

Last but not least, one of the best places in Turks and Caicos Islands, this beach will make your trip more extraordinary with turquoise water, white sands, and tranquility. 

12. Sunshine

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Enjoy the beautiful weather on the islands! The British overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean is predestined for this! The holiday paradise has unbelievable 350 days of sunshine and much more! The Turks and Caicos Islands' beaches are so white that they dazzle in the sun and are deserted. So nothing stands in the way of a relaxing beach holiday in the Caribbean. And if lying in the sun, swimming, diving, and snorkeling have become boring, the surfboard, the kiter, or the paddle boat are waiting for water sports enthusiasts. A horse ride on the beach or a round of golf with a breathtaking view is the icing on the cake to make your travel to Turks and Caicos Islands unforgettable.

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Shamil Hasanli

Shamil is from Azerbaijan. During his childhood, he was interested in geography and knew the world map by heart. Now, he is a young student and likes to travel and explore new places. His biggest dream is to visit extraordinary but lesser-known destinations and make these popular among all.

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