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Top 7 Things To Know When Planning Your Dream Vacation To Turks & Caicos


Valid Passport: 
Be sure to check the expiration date on your and your family’s passports when you begin planning your trip. If your passport expires within 6 months of your travel date, it will not be accepted. If your passports are coming to an expiration, order your new passports as soon as you start planning so that you are not rushed and stressed to get them at the last minute!

Costs:
Vacations are obviously an investment, but it’s always a good idea to plan costs ahead of time. Here are the main costs to factor in: Accommodation, food, flights, excursions, transportation. 

Accommodation:
Turks and Caicos is home to many great vacation rental villas, condos, hotels, resorts, and inns. With 6 equal master bedrooms, a furnished kitchen, an inviting dining room, and an amazing pool, Tree House Villa is a great example of an ideal luxury beachfront villa for 6 couples. Alternately we have Shutters Villa which offers 4 bedrooms but is a waterfront property. Taking in factors such as beachfront vs. oceanfront can help your budget.

Food:
If you want to cook on your own at your villa, Turks and Caicos have several great grocery stores. The island offers many restaurants ranging from casual to high-end dining. If you’re willing to spend more money on food, you can get a private chef to cater or cook in your villa to prepare your meals.

Flights
The general rule is to book flights at least 3-10 months prior to travel. Sites like hopper.com can help compare prices across different carriers as well as point out the direct flights from your local airport.

Excursions:
Speak with your family about what activities each member would enjoy. With many water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, kite-surfing, boat tours (the list goes on!), you can find the perfect excursions to make unforgettable memories!

Transportation:
We highly recommend all guests to rent a car since it is both more economical (taxis are very expensive on the island) and much more reliable. After just a day of cruising around this tiny island, it will feel just like home!



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