This blog post is sponsored by Luxury Retreats. 

The Caribbean islands are one of those holiday destinations so dreamy that no one is likely to turn their nose up at a trip to one. When Luxury Retreats asked me to put together a post about their Turks and Caicos rentals and the fun to be had on the islands, it was almost too easy. If the gorgeous ocean and stunning beaches don't sell it to you, check out these seven reasons to put Turks and Caicos on your bucket list.



1. Perfect Weather

With temperatures between 20-40 degrees Celsius throughout the year, I'd be happy to live there full time. Of course, there's hurricane season to contend with from June to November, but is that really an issue when you'd never need anything more than a light jumper? 

If the perfect temperatures on dry land aren't enough for you, you'll be happy to know that dipping your toes in the water isn't going to send you running away squealing at the cold like British waters do. 


2. Water Adventures

Whether you want to go kayaking, see the stunning coral reefs or something else completely, there's plenty of water sports to choose from in Turks and Caicos. If you're a water baby who isn't satisfied by sitting on the beach and staring out at the water, you won't find yourself at loss for something to do when a swim just isn't cutting it. 

Test out your balance paddle boarding, get your diving certification, rent a jet ski... there's so much to choose from!


3. Foodie Heaven.

Food is undeniably an important aspect of any holiday for the average traveller. There's plenty of bars and restaurants to visit, like Kalooki's Beach Resturant & Bar that does a variety of food to cater to all tastes (my fussy, meat-loving ones are craving barbeque). Sea food fan? Get it fresh here. Particularly popular are the conch fritters, perfect for the deep fried lovers amongst you!


4. Explore The Caves

Get active and explore the caves dating from pre-Columbian past to more recent colonial times. Middle Caicos is home to one of the largest cave systems in the Caribbean region. Keep an eye out for lagoons, stalacites and stalagmite and bats! What's more, admission fees are really affordable. Maybe it's just me, but I think caves are cool. 


5. Cultural Explosion

You'd be forgiven for thinking that a trip to the Caribbean is solely about doing nothing all day, but if you get bored of that, there's Island Fish Fry - every Thursday, food vendors and entertainers gather for an explosion of culture that shouldn't be missed by any visitor. Even if it's the only culture you seek out on your holiday, there's plenty to see that you could be forgiven for all the other lazy beach days you have. 

While you're there, maybe you'll get the chance to hear the national music of Caicos and Turks - Ripsaw. The main instrument used is a handsaw easily found at any hardware store, and is used by bending the saw which creates the wobbled characteristic of Ripsaw music. There's also "Combina music" (a combination of Ripsaw and modern foreign music) and Junkanoo, which origins can be traced back to the days of slavery. The more popular reggae and calypso also play a major role in the music scene, so any music lover will have a blast here. (Honestly, I want to go just to listen to music the whole time). 



6. Island Hopping

With more than 40 islands, only 8 of which are inhabited, there is so much to see. Travel by plane or boat and get off the beaten track on secluded beaches. Many charter boats offer some of the incredible water sports we were talking about beforehand too. 


7. Luxury Accommodation

A beach holiday wouldn't be the same without a stunning place to call home for your time there. Even the cheapest accommodation with Luxury Retreats will have you feeling like a celebrity. Starting at just £12 and up to £470 a night, there's something for everyone's budget. Whether it's a blow out trip where you treat yourself to every activity on the island or an inexpensive vacation where you take full advantage of the incredible and free landscapes, a holiday in Turks and Caicos is afforable for everyone.


On top of all that, it's an English speaking country and the currency is US dollars, making it easy to get by. Getting to Turks and Caicos is painless, too, with flights out of major cities in the US on a regular basis. Direct flights aren't out of the question either, which is great news for those of you who like to avoid stopovers. There are currently two international airports operating on Providenciales and Grand Turks, with other inhabited islands having domestic airports (perfect for that island hopping you're going to do!).

If you're still not convinced, browse trip advisor for more ideas on how to spend a holiday in Turks and Caicos. The pictures alone should be convincing enough.  

Don't forget to check out Luxury Resorts when you're planning your dream Turks and Caicos vacation for beautiful accommodation with incredible views. They have places to stay all across the world, so even if you're not planning on visiting the Caribbeans anytime soon, they might have the perfect accomadation for you elsewhere in the world. Looking for something specific? Contact their villa specialist for some help! 

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