Turks and Caicos
Best known for their diving, these islands hold many hidden attractions
Not long ago this string of tiny Caribbean islands
was so unknown that their odd sounding name sometimes was mistaken
for a Calypso band or an exotic seafood stew.
The Turks and Caicos consist of 40 different islands and cays. Grand Turk and Provo are separated by a 22-mile passage. The Caicos are to the west and the Turks to the east.
Development has been confined mostly to the Caicos side and the island of Providenciales, or Provo, which owes its popularity to Grace Bay Beach, a magnificent semi-circle of white sand that borders the richly colored turquoise waters of Grace Bay.
Just beyond Grace Bay the ocean floor plummets to 7,000-feet. Thanks to these drop offs, Provo and nearby islands offer outstanding wall diving.
Where Provo is the main resort center, Grand Turk Island has developed into one of the Caribbean's major cruise destinations.
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