The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. The islands are located 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and just to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti.) Technically, the Turks and Caicos are located in the Atlantic Ocean, not the Caribbean Sea.
The islands are home to roughly 30,000 full time residents, and welcome more than 200,000 tourist annually.
A British dependency, The Turks & Caicos Islands enjoy the privilege of tax-neutral status. There is no personal income tax, annual property tax or capital gains tax. Residency is not required, and there is only a one-time Stamp Duty payable when purchasing a property. In recent years property investments have significantly increased in value and the property market has shown considerable growth.
As a major offshore financial centre, the Turks & Caicos Islands are an ideal location if you’re looking for a Caribbean property investment.
Covering 193 square miles in the Atlantic Ocean, the islands have one of the longest coral reefs in the world, as well as 230 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water. This fantastic environment makes the islands ideal for fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving, and wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy spotting our manta rays, dolphins and migrating humpback whales, plus ospreys, numerous wetland birds and iguanas.
On Turks & Caicos Islands you can enjoy warm and pleasant weather all year round.
The winter months are wonderfully warm with an average temperature of 75F. And whilst the average summer months are a hot 83F, the trade winds will ensure you’ll still feel comfortable.
The blue waters of the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea are similar to the air temperature averaging 76F-83F.
The wettest months are during winter, and hurricane activity is possible between June and October. But as the Islands are low-lying, the annual rainfall is lower than that of other Caribbean islands and there is, on average, a glorious 350 days of sunshine a year.
The 30,000 population of The Turks & Caicos Islands is mostly English speaking but you will also hear French, Spanish and Creole spoken amongst the locals (Belongers, as they are known), ex-pats and residents.
British Airways, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Jet Blue, US Airways, Delta Airlines, WestJet and Air Canada offer direct routes from London, The USA and Canada to Providenciales International Airport (PLS). Local airlines also provide services to the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, The Bahamas and Haiti, in addition to inter-island flights around the Turks and Caicos Islands.
More information can be found by visiting The Tourist Board.