If you are heading for a vacation in the sunny Caribbean, it is likely that you would visit Turks and Caicos Islands where many luxury resorts in the Caribbean are located. The second largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands is the Grand Turk Island. It is where you probably would disembark as the McCartney International Airport is located here. The main reason to visit the Grand Turk Island is apparent as soon you see it: it is rich in culture and history, and operate as the administrative, not to mention the financial, centre of the region.
As you set out to explore what the island has to offer you, remember to visit the numerous beautiful beaches. The beaches in the Turks and Caicos Islands are public beaches, and you are free to explore the white sand of Governor’s Beach to the stunning Cockburn Town Beach at your leisure. Thus, if you wish to enjoy private beaches and facilities, you would need to make your way to a private island resort like COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos. Although the Grand Turk is known as a brilliant diving site, it is in the dark when it comes to snorkelling. While diving spots are mere minutes from the shore, snorkelling spots can only be reached by boat. What many tourists visit the Grand Turk Island for, however, is not these natural beauties. It is the historical sites.
Turks and Caicos National Museum, The Grand Turk Lighthouse, and Her Majesty’s Prison are among the must-see places of historical importance. As if the presence of British-Bermudian architecture – a remnant from the colonial times – at Cockburn Town was not enough of an attraction, some believe that it is the Grand Turk Island that Christopher Columbus first set foot on during his journey seeking the New World.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travelers across all walks of life. Google+