The islands cover an area of 193 square miles, with Grand Turk measuring 7 square miles and Providenciales being 37.5 square miles. The 50 islands are located some 570 miles from the southern tip of Florida and have a population of about 15,000 residents. Turks & Caicos islands are very popular locations for a Caribbean wedding. Contact us for more information about wedding packages in The Turks & Caicos.
ACCOMMODATIONS – Resorts and hotels.
CALLING THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS – The local area code is 649.
COMMUNICATION – Local and international service is provided by Cable & Wireless. Telex, facsimile, Internet and cellular phone services are provided. You may use your credit card or a debit phone card at public phone booths. Phones cards are located throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands and are available in denominations of $5, $10, and $20. To access the correct operator, please dial the following codes: International Operator – 115, International Directory Enquiries – 108, National Operator – 110, National Directory Enquiries – 118.
CREDIT CARDS – Most major credit cards are accepted throughout the islands.
CURRENCY – The U.S. dollar is used as currency.
ELECTRICITY – 110 volt, 60 cycles, which is suitable for U.S. appliances.
TIME – The islands are on Atlantic Standard Time. This means that they are 1 hour ahead of New York and Montreal, 5 hours behind Frankfurt and Paris, 13 hours behind Tokyo, and 14 hours behind Sydney.
WHAT TO WEAR – Cool, casual, comfortable leisurewear is common everywhere. A hat and cover-up for extra protection is advisable. Swimwear worn other than poolside or at the beach is not acceptable. It is a rare occasion to need a light sweater at night and just a few restaurants require proper attire.
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