Providenciales

The island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands is located about 575 miles off the coast of Florida, USA.  It is easy to arrive here, via flights from major cities throughout the US, via major airlines.  You will fly into Providenciales International Airport, PLS.

Most visitors do rent cars when they arrive.  There are a good number of reliable car rental companies.  If you do choose to take a taxi, however, you can find them regularly at the airport.  Do get the name of your driver; the taxi drivers will take care of you, but you have to have their number!  There is not a good source anywhere to find them listed!

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Territory.  English is the official language.  The US Dollar is the official currency.

Provo is on Eastern Standard Time.

Electricity is standard US 110 volt.  So, there is no need for you to have a converter if you are used to the North American system.

We have some wonderful grocery stores on island.  The IGA is the largest and it is geared up for visitors, offering items in small quantities.  They are open until 10 pm daily.  Island Pride is another favorite.  Brand new, Quality Supermarket is not too far from the villa.  The Caicos Mart is within walking distance of Coconut Beach Villa and it is convenient for those last minute pickup items.

There are some well stocked beer, wine and liquor stores on island.  They don't sell on Sundays, so make sure you prepare your shopping schedule accordingly.

Without question, the beaches on Providenciales are the best in the Caribbean!  Before you arrive, you will think the photos are not real.  When you arrive, you won't believe that the photos simply don't do justice to the magic of Provo!