The Turks and Caicos Islands can be found in the Caribbean sea. The islands are part of the British Colony and offer a totally getaway destination with the clear blue sea and white powder sand beaches. The islands are tranquil with a Caribbean vibe offering total relaxation. Water sports, snorkelling, and diving are abundant in the islands as are other sports facilities such as Tennis and deep-sea fishing.
Where to stay in Turks and Caicos
Beaches resorts offer one of the best all-inclusive hotels in the islands with various standards of rooms to choose from in the hotel. The Beaches Turks and Caicos resort villages and Spa even has it’s own pirates island strictly for Children only. If you are looking for self-catering in the Caribbean the Ocean Club resort is an excellent option which is situated on an immaculate white beach. If it is luxury hotels in Turks and Caicos that you are looking for then the Amanyara hotel or the Parrot Cay and Como Shambhala Retreat. Both hotels offer a choice of luxury accommodation as well as fine dining and a selection of water sports.
Horseback riding, golf, fishing, shopping, Casinos & gambling, spas. Whale Spotting – from the end of December to the beginning of April the Atlantic herd of Humpback Whales pass through the shores on their annual migration to the Mouchoir Bank, just 20 – 30 miles southeast. During this time divers can hear the songs of the whales as they swim by. During the summer months, divers can encounter Manta Rays and dolphins.
What to do in Turks and Caicos
Water sports are the most popular activity in the Turks and Caicos Islands, in particular diving and snorkelling. The clear waters and open reefs offer a stunning setting for Scuba divers and avid smokeless.
Golf in Turks and Caicos
There are 2 golf courses in the Turks and Caicos one a 9 hole and the other Provo Golf Club an 18 hole respected golf course in the Caribbean. The 9 hole course was designed by the Governor of the Turks and Caicos and built by volunteers. To play Waterloo golf club you just call the governor’s office but go early as the course is limited to 36 players at any one time.
Getting married in Turks and Caicos
The Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort offer free wedding moons throughout the year however in certain months (May, Sept, Oct) there is a charge of 700USD for government and administration charges. A weddingmoon with beaches resorts will include; buttonhole for the groom, bouquet for the bride, photographer, cake and sparkling wine, Certified marriage license, wedding planner, preparation of documents, and breakfast in bed the day after the wedding.
Legal documents required to get married in the Turks and Caicos
Passport, Original Birth Certificate
Both parties must be in The Turks and Caicos Islands at the time of the application.
Minimum residency required 1 day before an application for a Marriage License can be made to the Registrar in Grand Turk. The ceremony can then take place after a period of 2-3 days or at any time after the application has been granted.
Proof of marital status – If single a sworn affidavit is required. If one of the parties is a divorcee, then a Divorce Decree is required, either the original or a notarized copy, sealed by a Court Clerk.
In the case of a Widow/widower a Death Certificate of the previous spouse is required. In the case of change of name by Deed Poll or Adoption, then the proof is required.
If either party is unmarried, being a citizen or resident of a country other than the U.S.A., a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer oaths in that country and must accompany the application for the Marriage License.
If under the age of 21, then consent of one or both parents or guardian, in the form of an affidavit stamped by the Notary Public.
The marriage parties must not be within the prohibited degree of relationships to each other. Include a letter stating both parties’ occupations, marital status, age as of last birthday, present address of residence, and father’s full name.
For church weddings, Ministers may require proof of membership.
The parties must produce evidence of the date of their arrival in The Turks and Caicos Islands.
No blood test is necessary.
The fee for the license is $100.00.
Honeymoons in Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos is a wonderful destination for a honeymoon with the hot sunny days, white sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean sea. It is a destination in comparison to the Maldives offering bear foot accommodation and lazy relaxing days on the beach.
Best time to go to Turks and Caicos
The best time to visit the Turks and Caicos is in the months of November to April which avoids the heavy rains of the hurricane season which starts in June to November. Temperatures are constant at 28 to 32 degrees.
Getting to Turks and Caicos
British Airways offer a direct flight from London Gatwick airport with a flying time of approximately 11 and quarter hours. Alternative routes are via Miami or one other Caribbean island such as the Bahamas or Jamaica. Turks and Caicos work well with another Caribbean island so consider a two-center honeymoon in the Caribbean.
For more information on visiting Turks and Caicos, visit the Turks and Caicos tourist board at Turks and Caicos Tourist Board
Country Turks and Caicos
Languages spoke English
Currency US Dollar
Visa requirements None for UK passport holders. Must have 6 months validity on Passport.