Turks and Caicos Properties at The Yacht Club Luxury Resort
The Yacht Club is a luxury resort condominium development in Turks and Caicos, a British overseas territory southeast of the Bahama Chain, and north of the Dominican Republic. The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are made up of 40 islands and cays, the main islands are Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, West Caicos and Grand Turk. Of notable mention are the private residential community islands of Parrot Cay, Ambergris Cay, and Pine Cay.
Providenciales, sometimes referred to as “Provo,” is the center of the Turks and Caicos’ tourism industry. The island is home to Providenciales International Airport, Provo Golf Club, and numerous tour operators and luxury resorts. Provo’s shore is lined with truly exquisite white sand beaches, the most popular being Grace Bay Beach. This idyllic island was named “World’s Most Beautiful Island” by the 2015 Traveler’s Choice awards. In 2014, Caribbean Journal included Providenciales in its list of “The Best Caribbean Islands to Retire to.” Many airlines offer direct flights to Turks and Caicos from the U.S. It is just an hour and 40 minute flight from Miami, and 3 ½ hours from New York City.
TCI’s second largest island, is North Caicos, where development is in its infancy. A boat or ferry or plane can be accessed from Providenciales to reach North Caicos. While on the island visitors can enjoy bird watching, snorkeling, iguana excursions, fishing, flamingo tours and whale watching.
The largest island in the Turks and Caicos chain, Middle Caicos is famous for its beautiful lagoon, Mudjin Harbour. This island is also home to the largest above-ground cave network in the Archipelago, and many visitors take the opportunity to go on spelunking tours through the caves. Middle Caicos is easily accessible from Providenciales.
South Caicos is TCI’s fishing capital, known for both deep sea fishing and bone fishing, as well as outstanding tremendous opportunities for scuba diving. The main settlement on the island is Cockburn Harbor, with a year-round population of 1,200 residents. Cockburn Harbor is rich in history, with an abundance of colonial-style buildings and old salt warehouses (remnants of the island’s salt producing days), which visitors can explore. Visitors can travel to South Caicos by ferry or private boat charter from Provo. although most choose to travel via the local airline.
With some of the some beautiful corral reefs in TCI, most visitors come to West Caicos to scuba dive and snorkel. Another draw is Lake Catherine, an inland saltwater lake that’s been designated as a wildlife reserve, home to large populations of flamingos, ducks, turtles and other wildlife. West Caicos is currently uninhabited; however, some acreage on the land is being developed by Ritz Carlton as an eco-friendly resort. In the meantime, there is no regular ferry service to West Caicos. The only way to visit the island is by via a commercial diving tour, private vessel, or custom boat charter.
After Providenciales, Grand Turk is second most populated island in the Turks and Caicos. It is home to TCI’s capital city, Cockburn Town. Like the other islands in the archipelago, Grand Turk offers amazing opportunities for diving and snorkeling. Several beautiful beaches are found on Grand Turk, including Governor’s Beach, Pillory Beach and White Sands Beach. Cockburn Town also has several historical sites that are worth seeing. The National Museum, Lighthouse, and Old Prison all provide fascinating insights into TCI’s colonial and British-Bermudian heritage. The best way to get to Grand Turk is by plane on one of several daily flights to and from Providenciales.