After you’ve had a chance to relax and enjoy One On Marlin you’ll want to explore the natural beauty of your surroundings a bit further afield. Our staff are always happy to provide advice on where to go and what to see and do, and to help arrange it. To start, our Getaways can point you in the right direction, and if you book your suite directly you’ll receive a bonus offer. Close by is Grace Bay Beach, considered the #1 beach in the world. At the west end of Grace Bay is Smith’s Reef, part of the barrier reef that surrounds the islands and the third largest reef in the world. You’re bound to spot marine life you’ve never seen while snorkeling or diving in this amazing underwater world. On the south side of the island of Providenciales is Long Bay, an amazing natural wonder where kiteboarding conditions are said to be as perfect as they can get. But really, shallow water that stretches out for miles and a light tropical breeze make it great for everyone. If it’s pure, icing-sugar white sand you’re after Sapodilla Beach has it. In all, you have 332 square kilometres or 128 square miles of beach to choose from here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. We’ll gladly help you choose as many beaches as you’d like.
With 40 breathtakingly beautiful islands on this “string of pearls” adventure awaits you. The friendly people at the Caicos Conch Farm can show you how this mainstay of our diet is raised and harvested. Nearby, you can take a ferry to North Caicos Island and rent a car at the dock there to explore deserted beaches, Flamingo Lake with its flocks of leggy pink visitors, and the caves near Mudjin Harbour on Middle Caicos. Inter-island taxi flights can be arranged to Grand Turks, Salt Cay and South Caicos Islands. Boat tours, parasailing, seadooing, yoga, cycling, bird-watching, fishing, hiking the ruins of cotton plantations – practically any warm weather activity you can imagine is available on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Many of them are listed here.
The Turks and Caicos Islands have a varied and fascinating history. The islands are a British Overseas Territory and eight of them are currently inhabited. TCI is located southeast of Miami, Florida, below the Bahamas chain and east of Cuba. First settled by the Taino in approximately 750 AD, they were followed by the Lucayan in about 1300. In 1512, Europeans started arriving in TCI. Juan Ponce de Leon stopped in Grand Turk on his discovery voyage to Florida. You can find a timeline here and more of our story at the TCI National Museum on Grand Turk.
- Language – English
- Currency – The US dollar is the official currency of Turks and Caicos. Most credit cards are accepted and banks offer ATM’s as well as cash advances on credit cards.
- Climate – From November to May, the average temperature is 27 to 29 degrees Celsius or 80 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Water temperature in winter is about 23 to 26 degrees Celsius or 74 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. An easterly trade wind keeps the climate at a very comfortable level. The climate is considered to be Marine Tropical, so the Turks and Caicos Islands has an average of 350 days of sunshine per year.
- Time Zone – Eastern Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time is observed from April to October.
- Electricity – 110 volt/60 cycle, suitable for North American appliances.