Below we would like to provide some practical tips before enjoying private villa resort in Turks and Caicos. This article was made based on our experience in the country. One of the great advantages of having visited a place is the experience lived. In this case, we are talking about a country little known to the local tourist.
Despite the heat that it usually does in the area, a sweatshirt never hurts. Why? Outside, on the street or on the beach, it can be 30 degrees and quite humid. The sensation of heat will be elevated, without a doubt. But entering Providenciales Airport wearing a T-shirt is crazy. We can have less than 20 degrees and be really cold. The same thing happens with airplanes. For example, the Providenciales-Puerto Plata flight with Intercaribbean is done in a Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. In other words, a small plane that has absolutely nothing to do with the new Boeing Dream liner or the Airbus A-350. On the takeoff runway, we could be cooking with heat; at 3,000 meters of altitude, we can get really cold.
Sun cream is more than mandatory, even when we’re relaxing in one of the white villas. Not only if we want to lie on the white sand beaches. We have to be aware that when we get out of the car or take a walk somewhere, the sun will hit us hard. In the hand of each one is to carry bronzer or protector; factor 5 or factor 50. But you always have to be very careful with that.
Something as seemingly absurd as a pen. Why? If we go to the United States, we can fill out the ESTA form online. An email confirms or denies the tourist visa. But in countries like the Turks and Caicos resort, immigration control still requires filling out a paper. And for that, you need a pen, blue or black ink.
Practical tips on commuting
How to get around Providenciales? The best option is a car, without a doubt. To rent it, you also have to know how to choose. Not only for the price but for the location of the car park. In that sense, the best option is Grace Bay Car Rentals. For $50 we can have a Suzuki Swift-type utility vehicle. If we want to go to the Wheeland Settlement area, an SUV may be a better option. They are more expensive but they adapt to this type of terrain. Keep in mind that if you drive on the left, changing is not difficult and there is little traffic on the island. However, you have to be careful and adapt quickly to change. The vehicle cannot be removed from the island. That makes it very difficult to know other places. If we want to move to the Caicos (North, Middle, and South), the best option is TCI Ferry. The company is located in the northeast of Providenciales, off the coast of Mangrove Cay. They only transport people. That means that our car would stay on the ground and once at our destination, we would have to rent another vehicle. From Providenciales to North Caicos, the round trip is $50. From Providenciales to South Caicos, the round trip is $100. Renting a car for a full day in North Caicos starts at $65.
It is an expensive country
Although it may not seem like it, it is an expensive country. A night at the Sunset Ridge Hotel can cost 140 euros per night. We are talking about a small hotel, a rural house type, located next to the airport. That is a great advantage, it is close to the airport and you don’t have to put up with the noise. But for that price, we could have some 5 stars in our country. Based on our experience, White Villas offers the best private villa resort in Turks and Caicos.
Here we are talking about a low-category hotel. Are there better options? Maybe something a little cheaper but at the other end of the island. The excursions are also not cheap. What is this about? Probably because the country only attracts high-class tourists, mainly from the United States.
The practical tips that we want to provide you with