Planning Your Trip:

Prior to your arrival it is highly recommended that you prearrange your transportation needs, as well as your arrival and departure flight information with Ian. You will be met at the Airport by your concierge where you will be provided with transportation to the Villa or to your car rental company. You will be given keys to the villa, gate codes, and final “front desk” paperwork that must be completed upon arrival to the island.

Flights:

Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is the main airport serving the Turks and Caicos Islands, and is conveniently located to Fleur de Lys Villa. The airport is operated by Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority, and is one of the islands’ two international airports, the other being JAGS McCartney International Airport, which is on Grand Turk Island. Flight information can be found at http://provoairport.com/flight-info/.

Traveling from the Airport:

There are several car rental companies and taxis near the airport, which is about fifteen miles from Fleur de Lys Villa.

Travel Requirements:

U.S. Citizens visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands for tourism do not need a visa, but entrance into the country via air or sea does require a passport. Canadian visitors may enter without a passport if they are raveling directly to the Turks and Caicos from Canada and are carrying a valid birth certificate and valid government issued photo identification. Citizens from other countries may be requires to obtain a visa, and should check with their country’s British Embassy or consulate for the most accurate travel requirements. A list of countries that do not require travel visas can be found at http://www.turksandcaicostourism.com/entry-requirements.html.

Weather:

One of the most desirable aspects of the Turks and Caicos Islands is the lovely, consistent climate, which makes it an easy destination to plan on visiting, compared to the other Caribbean islands, which have rainier climates. The islands have a consistently sunny, dry tropical climate that stays warm all year round. For the most part, summer temperatures do not exceed 91 °F, and winter temperatures generally stay above 64 °F. On average, the year-round temperatures generally fall somewhere between 76°F and 85 °F. Though precipitation does increase slightly during hurricane season, sunny days are the norm for our island, which only gets about fifty inches of rain a year.

The lengthy summer season in Providenciales spans from June to November and is very pleasant, consistent with the general climate of the rest of the islands. Summer temperatures can range from the high 70s to the low 80s, and there is very little humidity. There is also a cool, consistent breeze throughout the area, and water temperatures remain at a pleasant 84 °F.

The winter season, which spans from December to May, is also very warm and sunny. During these months, temperatures generally fall in the high 70s and low 80s.

About the Island:

The Turks and Caicos Islands are an autonomous British territory consisting of two island clusters, the larger of which is the Caicos Islands, and the smaller of which is the Turks Islands. Fleur de Lys is located in the Caicos Islands on Providenciales, the most populated island and home to several spectacular attractions, both in terms of resort amenities and outdoor destinations.

The rich history of the Turks and Caicos Islands has afforded the area with an abundance of diverse culture.  Prior to being settled by the British, the islands were solely inhabited by indigenous peoples, the Taino and the Lucayan. In fact, the name of the islands comes from the languages of these groups: “Turks” references the Turk’s head cactus, an unusually-shaped plant indigenous to the area, and “Caicos” is an Anglicization of the Lucayan term for a string of islands, “caya hico.” Providenciales, though a popular tourist destination, has not only plenty of resort and travel amenities, but also an abundance of local flair and culture.

The island is home to an impressive eighteen-hole golf course as well an impressive stretch of awe-inspiring beaches, which house several luxury developments. The island itself is made up of a wealth of natural attractions as well. The entire western half of the island is mostly undeveloped and home to the Chalk Sound National Park, featuring a large land-locked lagoon with beautiful, deep turquoise waters dotted with several mini islands. This is often visitors’ first view of the island as they fly into the airport and a must-see destination for visitors, whether they go for the breathtaking views or the wonderful waterfront restaurants.

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