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Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos.

Beaches and Luxury Resorts Have Travelers Flocking to the Turks and Caicos Islands

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 21, 2024

If you’re seeking the remote natural beauty of Middle Caicos or the barefoot luxury of Grace Bay Beach, you’re not alone. In the last four years, few destinations anywhere in the world have seen the growth of the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

In short, the archipelago is hot, from new resorts in the pipeline to new flight routes to a palpable buzz all over the destination. 

And that’s borne out in the numbers. So far this year, air arrivals to the Turks and Caicos Islands are up by 10.46 percent, with a total of 271,326 in the first four months of 2024, according to data provided to Caribbean Journal. 

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The Dragon Cay resort on Middle Caicos.

Travelers are flocking, and the vast majority continue to be from the United States, which sent 215,247 visitors from January through April, and another 26,275 guests from Canada. 

That comes with another 5,031 visitors from the United Kingdom and Europe, buoyed by the first-ever flight service between London and Turks and Caicos launched by Virgin Atlantic late last year. 

The Regent Grand in Turks and Caicos.

The numbers look good for the summer, too, according to Turks and Caicos Tourism Minister Josephine Connolly. 

Right now, projections “remain high through August,” she said. 

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The Rock House resort in Provo.

That’s a sign “that our tourism sector will remain buoyant all year,” she said. “This is great news for the people of Turks and Caicos as we are working assiduously, through Experience Turks and Caicos to ensure that everyone benefits from the tourism industry.”

The destination will get another boost this fall, when the highly-anticipated South Bank residential resort opens its doors in November. 

It’s part of a growing portfolio of top luxury resorts in Turks and Caicos, from the beachfront Regent Grand resort on Grace Bay to Long Bay’s ultra-luxe Shore Club. 

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