Turks and Caicos Islands, Grace Bay on Providenciales
Written by: Sandra Baksh
Made up of over 40 islands and cays, with only 8 being inhabited, the name Turks, is derived after the indigenous Turk’s Head “fez” cactus and the name Caicos, is a Lucayan term cay hico, meaning string of islands.
The islands are geographically part of the southeastern Bahamas archipelago and are actually on a plateau of limestone that plummets to thousands of feet. With over 230 miles of white-sand beaches and captivating blue water, the Turks and Caicos Islands is as beautiful above as it is underwater.
Grace Bay, is Provo’s premium, world-renowned beach, stretching for about 5 miles, with some of the finest, coralline sand found anywhere. It is here that many posh homes and high-end resorts are found.