It takes approximately 28h and 55m to reach the Turks and Caicos Islands from the UK. However, this time may increase depending on the number of stops with your flight. It may also increase with specific airlines. The only airports in the UK that offer flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands are London Luton Airport, London Heathrow Airport, which is the largest and busiest in the UK, London Gatwick Airport, which is the second largest airport in the UK, and London Stansted Airport. There are two international airports you can fly into, including Providenciales International Airport and Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport. However, Providenciales is the most common destination.
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands from any UK city at this time. In addition, London is the only city to offer flights to the area with stopovers, although there are multiple airports in London that offer service for this route. Note that most outbound flights have at least two stops and will take 28h or more. Flights with three stopovers are also available and may take 32h or longer. Some of the most common stopover points for this route include Moscow, New York City, Riga, and Saint Petersburg.
The best way to get around the Turks and Caicos Islands during a visit is by taxi or by renting a car yourself. However, if you intend to travel between islands, which most visitors do at least once or twice, you will need to use a ferry or rent a boat. Bikes and scooters can also be rented for those who want a bit more adventure in their travel. Small planes can also make getting to other islands simpler. Note that there are no bus lines or trains here.
A great many things to do can be found within the Turks and Caicos Islands. Most visitors come to enjoy the stunning beaches, and some of the best include Grace Bay Beach, Governor’s Beach, and Pillory Beach. Gibbs Cay is good for snorkeling and diving. Middle Caicos Nature Reserve is a lovely place to visit, and those who are looking for shopping and dining enjoyment can find it in downtown Providenciales, which remains the largest city in the area.
All British citizens will need a passport to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands. However, you will not need a visa unless you plan to stay for longer than 90 days. Note that your passport must be valid for at least six months after your visit. It’s also important to know that there are strict customs regulations on what can be brought into or taken out of the nation.