Where Is Turks and Caicos?

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That’s a question we were asked A LOT when we first started visiting the islands. Even today and many trips later, it’s a question many people still ask. Where is Turks and Caicos?

It’s a question that should give you a little insight as to why we’re so passionate about Turks and Caicos. If people must ask where it is, safe to say it’s a pretty quiet, hustle and bustle free zone. EXACTLY the kind of place we were looking for!

So, where IS Turks and Caicos? The Turks and Caicos Islands are a little piece of Caribbean paradise southeast of Miami (575 miles to be exact) and north of Haiti and The Dominican Republic.

Turks and Caicos is an archipelago of approximately 40 islands! Who knew!? Consisting of eight larger islands and many small cays, this British Overseas Territory sits alongside the tropical Atlantic Ocean. The worlds third largest barrier reef rests just a mile off shore creating the most beautiful, calm, turquoise water you’ve ever seen.

Where is Turks and Caicos? A map showing the location of Turks and Caicos

The Island of Providenciales hosts the international Airport (PLS) and this is where we spend most of our time. On this Island…..not the airport… HA! “Provo” as the locals call it, is about 38 square miles, roughly 23 miles long and about 4 miles wide. Providenciales is the most developed of the eight inhabited islands in Turks and Caicos, but don’t let that stop you from exploring the other islands!

Enough of all these facts and history session. Let’s get on to the good stuff! We’ll be sure to show you as much of this beautiful country as we possibly can through our videos, photos and podcasts.

We’re excited to take you on our adventures and share the many, many laughs we have along the way! Get your rum punch ready! It’s going to be a great ride!

Why not jump right in and check out what a week in paradise could look like for you?

Map of Turks and Caicos

About The Authors

Hello, we're Kerry and Byron Glover, the founders of Corks and Tacos - Your one stop guide to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

We've been traveling to Turks and Caicos multiple times per year since 2014 and we created this website to share our love and passion for Turks and Caicos with you. We provide you with useful travel planning tips and give you a "real person" perspective on all the wonderful things this Island has to offer. We look forward to you exploring our site and gaining valuable knowledge within our resources for your next vacation. We’re sure you’re going to love Turks and Caicos just as much as we do! Read our full story...

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