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Grand Turk Island
 Turks and Caicos Islands

Grand Turk is a small island 7 kilometers long and nearly 2 kilometers wide. Grand Turk is the capital of Turks and Caicos and has a population of 4,500. These islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and are theoretically not part of the Caribbean or the Bahamas.

In 1962, astronaut John Glen landed near the island when the Friendship 7 capsule returned to Earth. A free outdoor exhibition is located near the port.

If you mostly like to bask on the beach, no need to leave the port, because the beach at the end of the wharf is very beautiful.

The hurricane season is from June to November.

Useful Information

Language

English, Spanish and Creole

Currency

USD
United States dollar - Most restaurants, shops and attractions accept credit cards.

Currency Converters:  
Bing   CAD   EUR  
XE

Time difference

UTC: -5

from New York: None

from San Francisco: +2h

from London: -5h

Tips

A 15% tip will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis, but be careful, as it is sometimes already added to the bill.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celcius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
18 64
24 75
29 84
301.25
February
16 61
24 75
29 84
301.25
March
17 63
25 77
30 86
200.75
April
20 68
25 77
32 90
301.25
May
20 68
27 81
31 88
200.75
June
20 68
28 82
31 88
502.00
July
23 73
28 82
32 90
200.75
August
22 72
28 82
33 91
401.50
September
22 72
28 82
32 90
602.25
October
21 70
28 82
32 90
702.75
November
20 68
26 79
31 88
903.50
December
20 68
25 77
30 86
803.25

Where is locate the Port of Grand Turk

The **port of Grand Turk** is located on the southern tip of the island. A beautiful beach is located at the end of the wharf and offers all the services. There is a duty-free shop, restaurants and bars.

Travelling around the port of Grand Turk Island

As the island is small, there is no public transport. It is possible to rent a car or a golf cart .

A tram circulate around the island and you can hop on and off as you please if you buy the daily pass.

Taxis are also available at the port.

Other ports in the area

Activities in Grand Turk Island

Neighborhoods

Cockburn

Several historic 18th century buildings have been preserved in the town of Cockburn.

Landmarks

Lighthouse

The lighthouse is located at the other end of the island. This lighthouse was built more than 150 years ago by the British. It is located at the top of a cliff. Unfortunately it cannot be visited, but the park offers a beautiful view of the ocean.

Museums

Friendship 7

The space program exhibit is located close to the dock on your right as you leave the dock. (outdoor and free)

You will learn about the history of the island and see an exhibition on Europe’s oldest shipwreck.

Old Prison

The old prison has been turned into a museum.

Salt Museum

The museum explains how this industry has been very important to the island.

Beaches

Governor’s Beach

Governor’s Beach is a beautiful sandy beach. We can snorkel there.

Bluff Point

Bluff Point Beach is located at the foot of the lighthouse.

Activities

The perfect place to relax by the beach (which is very beautiful), shop in the boutiques or have a drink in a bar.

Scuba Diving

The site of the Nina wreck at Columbus Landfall National Park is popular for diving and snorkeling.

Excursions in Grand Turk Island

  • Several water sports such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking.
  • Surf simulator
  • Horse ride
  • Swim with stingrays
  • Dune buggy excursion around the island
  • All-terrain vehicle excursion around the island
  • Several panoramic tours of the island including some of the activities mentioned above.
  • Segway tours
  • Cabana rental by margaritaville pool
  • Deep-sea fishing

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