Slow Down on Turks & Caicos

A cruise stop on Grand Turk is best suited to relaxing in luxurious surroundings

Grand Turk is home to some of the Caribbean’s best wall diving, thanks to an offshore wall that drops 7,000 feet underwater.
Though most visitors to Turks and Caicos tend to head for the largest and most developed island, Providenciales, most cruise visitors make port on the quieter island of Grand Turk. With a laid-back way of life and a luxurious atmosphere, Turks & Caicos is an off-the-beaten-path Caribbean destination perfect for lovers of beach lounging and underwater wonders.

Near the Pier
The cruise terminal on Grand Turk offers a beach complete with lounge chairs, a pool, and snorkel and raft rentals as well as a surfing facility. There are also duty-free shops and stalls selling jewelry and crafts.

Popular Excursions
Get out and about on the charming island with a visit to historic Cockburn Town, where the Turks and Caicos National Museum is of particular note. Other possible excursions run the gamut from four-wheel-drive sightseeing safaris to kayaking through the mangroves around South Creek. Of course, diving and snorkeling are the main draw, as Turks and Caicos is home to one of the world’s largest networks of coral reefs.

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