Turks & Caicos Honeymoons
Less developed and more upscale than many other spots in the Caribbean, this collection of forty islands, eight of which are inhabited, gives Turks and Caicos an intimate feel. Many of the islands are surrounded by a natural reef, making the turquoise waters clean, calm, and full of sea life. And there's plenty to do. Turks and Caicos has some of the best underwater sightseeing around, so snorkeling and scuba diving are a must. Whale and bird watching are two other popular activities, and sunsets over Grace Bay are unforgettable.
Before You Go: Need-to-know info
Valid passport and return ticket
About 4 from NYC to Grand Turk, 13 hours from LA
When To Go: Turks & Caicos at its best
The climate is sunny and dry, with highs in the 70s in the winter. In the summer and early fall, daytime highs range from 85 to 90, sometimes reaching the mid-90s in the late summer.
Note: Hurricane season runs from June to November.
What To Do
See the sunset:
Try to catch the elusive "green flash" at sunset. This split-second burst of emerald light sometimes happens along the horizon on a clear day.
Get a history lesson:
Explore the Historic Cockburn Town on Grand Turk -- some say it's the spot where Columbus first landed in 1492. On top of that, the quaint Bermudian-style houses will catch your eye, and you may be tempted to take an impromptu walking tour through town.
Go to the spa:
Unwind at the COMO Shambhala Retreat at Parrot City with a wide range of holistic therapies, including hot river stone and Thai massages, acupuncture, and marine mud therapy. (ComoShambhala.bz)
Between all the snorkeling and the lounging, go horseback riding on Grace Bay beach -- one of the highest rated beaches in the western hemisphere. Plan your equestrian adventure for morning, afternoon, or evening under the moonlight.