Turks & Caicos


Overview

I am fortunate to have grown up in the Turks & Caicos and call these islands home. Located in the Atlantic just outside the Caribbean, and approximately 500 miles from Miami, the country is blessed with consistent trade winds, crystal clear water and some of the best kiteboarding in the world.  Living on the small island of Providenciales offers me the ability to go kiteboarding whenever there is wind; the ocean is only a few minutes away in any direction!

Due to its accessibility and beauty, the Turks & Caicos is swiftly becoming known as an internationally recognised destination to kite and is the location for many magazine photo shoots ranging from kiteboarding to fashion. Grace Bay has many times been voted the World’s Best Beach. It’s not a place to miss! 

Quick Facts

  • Language, Power and Phones

    The official language is English. We use American style outlets and plugs at 120v 60Hz. We use the GSM standard for mobiles.

  • Passports and Visas

    The Turks and Caicos is visa-free for 90 days for many countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and all EU countries.

  • Weather

    Average temperature is 82 F (28 C) year-round. Hurricanes can occur, usually end of Auguest or September. 

My Favourite Kiteboarding Spots

While there are many secret spots to kite in the Turks & Caicos, Long Bay on Providenciales is the most accessible and popular kite spot on Providenciales.  I frequent it the most due to ease of access and wind consistency.  The shallow bay is part of the Caicos Banks and extends out miles.  At high tide the water is only chest high, and the average height is about thigh deep. 

Located on the island of Middle Caicos, Mudjin Harbour is one of the most impressive beaches in the Turks & Caicos Islands.  The highest cliffs in the country over look Dragon Island and the barrier reef, with the ocean depth dropping off to thousands of feet just hundreds of feet off the beach.  Humpback Whales frequently migrate through this area and can be seen from the shore. It’s an awing sight!

There scenic deserted beaches on Providenciales and the other islands that provide the perfect backdrop for downwinders.  Exploring the small cays surrounding the bigger islands and the mangrove reserves with a kite is very unique and fun experience.  It’s nice to disappear from the crowd sometimes!

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