We know what you’re thinking – why do I always hear about Turks and Caicos on Instagram, in the news, and on travel blogs? If you don’t know much about Turks and Caicos, that’s okay – in all honesty, we’re an ‘up-and-coming’ island with a bright future and the seal of approval from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars! So if you’re new to our island chain, welcome to paradise! Let us show you around, and explain why Turks and Caicos is home to Tip of the Tail Villa, the best beach house Turks and Caicos has to offer.
Turks and Caicos is a British Overseas Territory. That’s a fancy way of saying that our country is under rule of the Queen of England, and that many of the subtle nuances of our island come from a colonial rule steeped in history. We drive on the left, our flag incorporates the union jack into it, and our laws and systems of government are modern and efficient. We’re a clean and industrious country, and our main exports are fish and international financial services, but what we’re really known for (from an economic perspective) is our sun, sand and sea; we’re a tourism-driven economy, and the safety, wellbeing and experience of our guests is important to all of the people who call Turks and Caicos home. Speaking of them – can you guest what they’re called? Turkish? Caicoian? The answer is “Turks Islanders” – and they are some of the most friendly people you’ll meet in the Caribbean.
From a geology, topography and climatology perspective, Turks and Caicos is unique from other Caribbean islands because of it’s one-of-a-kind look and feel. Our islands are somewhat arid and rocky – two adjectives you might want to avoid when booking a holiday, except when it comes to here – when perfectly paired next to our turquoise waters and amidst the warm breeze of the Caribbean sea, a truly unforgettable and picturesque setting is formed. Undoubtably, these unique features contribute to Tip of the Tail being one of the best beach house Turks and Caicos has to offer.
The Turks Islanders have a strong culture based on family, an easy-going love and appreciation for life, and a zest for the ecology that inspires the lives of the people who live here in so many ways. Turks Islanders are deeply embedded in the Caribbean culture norms that come with fishing, dancing, sailing, and playing soccer and cricket. While other Caribbean islands are known for locals having adverse feelings towards tourists and their impact on the environment and economy, Turks Islanders love tourism, because our country is slowly but surely entering the big leagues of luxury travel in the Caribbean, especially for Canadians and Americans. Perhaps the best display of culture for tourists who are interested is Fish Fry Thursdays – a weekly occurrence where locals and tourists come together to celebrate the Turks and Caicos lifestyle with music, dancing, parades, and some of the best street eats you’ll ever have.
Getting Here and Where to Stay
Direct flights from major US, Canadian and even European cities are becoming more and more popular to the Turks and Caicos islands. If you’re departing from New York, Toronto, Boston, Miami, Philidelphia, Ottawa, Montreal or London, you’re in luck – you can easily get to Turks and Caicos direct via your home airport. If you’re flying from elsewhere, connections are usually short and efficient, and new direct flights are opening up every year.
In terms of where to stay, our recommendation is obvious. If you’re looking for natural beauty, unforgettable dining experiences, privacy and luxury, and the ultimate space to entertain, Tip of the Tail Villa is going to be for you – no wonder why it’s the best beach house Turks and Caicos has to offer!