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Remote Working in Turks & Caicos

Remote Working in Turks & Caicos

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The official currency in Turks and Caicos is the US Dollar. English is the official language.
The islands have a range of well qualified professionals and high quality office space in the town center of Providenciales.

 

Connections

An undersea fiber cable gives Providenciales, Grand Turk, and even some remote areas on the smaller islands reliable, high-speed 4G coverage. Direct flights operate from 12 US and Canadian cities including Miami, New York and Toronto.
Turks and Caicos has a small but mature and sophisticated offshore finance sector with strong connections to global financial hubs.The islands are on the same time zone as the US Eastern Seaboard.

 

Lifestyle

According to Conde Nast Traveler, ‘even by the world-beating standards set by its Caribbean neighbors, the Turks and Caicos really is out on its own when it comes to almost absurdly paradisaical beaches.’
Watersports enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with world class kiteboarding, wake boarding, diving and sport fishing. From November to Easter you can snorkel with humpback whales. Boat trips to stunning deserted island beaches are easily arranged. Dorado- Mahi-Mahi- are just one of the local fish to catch and cook. Some of the best reef diving in the Caribbean is at your door.
Bruce Willis, Prince and many other celebrities have had beach homes in Turks and Caicos over the years and with current part time residents like Donna Karan, Keith Richards and Brad Pitt there are plenty of high end dining options in Providenciales.

 

Secure & Stable

Turks and Caicos is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
The island’s have a long history of political stability, a legal system primarily based on English Common Law and a S&P BBB+ Credit Rating making it an attractive location for HNWIs from all over the world.

 

Where to Live

Grace Bay on the main island of Providenciales is the ‘star’ beach, regularly named as one of the best beaches in the world, however other beaches like Long Bay are attractive to high profile visitors looking for privacy and relaxation.

 

Buy or Rent?

‘It is better to come here for a short vacation/ visit and see where is right for you, before making any big decisions’ says Gerry Dallas the General Manager of TKCA, one of the island’s premier luxury property rental & management companies.
He says that an increasingly popular option for wealthy individuals is to buy a villa that they and their family and friends can use but which gives a strong rental income the rest of the year.
‘Beachfront Villas start at $1,000 per night and the more lavish properties in our portfolio sell at over $10,000 per night at the height of season. We are seeing a lot of investment in the $5 Million range and with good rental returns these properties are a worthy investment’, adds Gerry.
Yves Boulet is one of the top contractors for luxury developments in the islands and agrees that most buyers want to live there for a few weeks or months a year. ‘We are fortunate to have very wealthy clients who want a truly exceptional beach vacation villa. However, some of them would also like the villa to ‘pay its way’ so to speak.’

 

IN BRIEF:
The Turks and Caicos is not a cheap place to ‘hang out’ and it doesn’t pretend to be.
However, for anyone looking for an incredibly beautiful Caribbean island to base themselves for a 3 week or 3 month luxury beach escape from the Northern Hemisphere winters, the Turks and Caicos Islands have ‘star quality’.

Buying Property in Turks and Caicos

Buying Property in Turks and Caicos

beachfront villa TCI

Buying property in Turks and Caicos

Is buying property in Turks and Caicos difficult? Can you get a decent rental return on the cost of your vacation home? Here is our guide to buying property in Turks and Caicos.

 

  • Political stability- The Turks and Caicos Islands are a constitutional democracy with Queen Elizabeth ll as head of state.

 

 

  • US Dollar is the local currency with a well-regulated banking system with international banks located on the islands.

 

  • English is the official language.

 

  • Taxes- No land/asset-holding, corporate, capital gains, or inheritance taxes; just a one-time ‘Stamp Duty’ on real estate acquisitions and regular import duties.

 

 

  • Vacation rental rates are some of the highest in the Caribbean with the local average price per night of  US$1,000+ and a long season meaning a high occupancy rate for a large part of the year.

 

  • Direct flights from 12 US & Canadian cities including Atlanta, Miami, New York and Toronto. British Airways fly from London with a 1 hour stop in Antigua. US, Canadian and EU citizens do not require visas to visit the islands.

 

  • Natural beauty-  Turks and Caicos is home to the third-largest coral reef on earth. Dolphins are permanent residents and humpback whales are annual visitors. Beaches like Grace Bay and Long Bay are regularly named by international publications as some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

 

  • Luxury Living- The islands have some very high-end restaurants and are a favorite destination for movie stars, famous musicians and celebrities. Brad Pitt, the Beckhams and Drake are recent visitors. As local part-time resident Keith Richards says, ”it’s a place where I can loosen up and people don’t give a shit who I am.”

 

 

 

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Fishing in Turks & Caicos

Fishing in Turks & Caicos

Fishing in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The 6 Best Fish to Catch in the Turks and Caicos Islands

 

Fishing in Turks and Caicos offers exciting possibilities for those looking for “the big Catch.”
The tropical waters around the islands are home to a variety of the world’s most sought after fish. From the legendary blue marlin to the beautiful- and very edible- dorado/ mahi-mahi as well as smaller reef fish, such as groupers and snappers, the sea around the Turks and Caicos teems with life.
Captain Roy, from local sports fishing charter company Catchin’ Caicos highlights some of the best fish to catch while on your next Turks and Caicos sports fishing adventure.

 

Black grouper

The extremely ugly but prized black grouper is a popular game fish for reef fishermen in the Caribbean. Known as a tough opponent on the line, black grouper must be reeled in quickly before they retreat to cover on reefs, which can lead to tangled or snapped lines. A variety of natural and artificial baits have been recorded for catching grouper, which make a delicious meal.
The black grouper is a predatory fish, which can be found throughout the western Atlantic Ocean. The heaviest recorded size for a landed grouper is 220 pounds, though it is uncommon for them to grow to this size.
Grouper can be caught in the Caribbean all year round, but November through April represent the best time of year to fish for them.

 

 

Blue Marlin

One of the most elusive and prized fish in the sea, it is important to note from the outset that most deep sea sports fishermen do not kill marlin – including the team at Catchin’ Caicos. Although there is a commercial market for blue marlin, it is catch and release with this increasingly rare fish. Sports fishermen have actually been on the front line in marlin conservation, working to establish an electronically tagged marlin population, in order for conservationists to figure out the best ways to protect the species.
The marlin is an extremely powerful, extremely aggressive fish – they are sure to tire you out, rather than the other way round. Renowned as one of the hardest fish in the world to land, marlin will run long and deep on the line, leap high in the air, and fight relentlessly against capture.
A carnivorous fish, the best method for catching marlin is trolling large baits such as dolphin, mullet, mackerel and squid, though artificial lures and strip baits have been known to have success. In the wild, marlin use their long sword to pierce or stun prey, before returning to feast. Expect your bait to be treated the same way, which can result in sudden wrenching movements. The marlin is an extremely large fish, with the largest recorded specimen weighing in at 1,402 pounds. Marlin can live in the wild for up to 27 years.
The best time of the year to fish for blue marlin off the Turks and Caicos, is July through September, though they are present in the Caribbean waters from May through October.

 

 

Mahi-mahi

The mahi-mahi, or dorado, is perhaps the most prized sports fish in the world. The golden scales and jet black dorsal fin are truly beautiful, and the fish is top of the list for many big game fishermen. In death the fish quickly loses this stunning color, so make sure any photos are taken soon after landing a dorado, or you’ll miss your opportunity.
The dorado is one of the fastest fish in the sea and can reach a top speed of more than 56 miles per hour. Weighing in at around 28 pounds (though occasionally they can reach 40 pounds,) they are nowhere near the weight and power of a marlin, making them much more attainable for less experienced sports fishermen. The dorado is also relatively abundant, found in good numbers throughout its range. The fish grow quickly, as they have a lifespan of just five years, meaning it is rare to catch anything less than a full grown dorado.
Fishing charters often look for seabirds and floating debris when hunting dorado, as the fish often swim near such debris in search of food. A net full of sardines, tossed into the water, can sometimes be used to lure a whole frenzy of dorado, which can then easily be caught on a line. Reeling the fish in isn’t easy – it will bolt in all directions, trying to escape. November through March represent the best months of the year when fishing for the dorado.

 

 

Snapper

Several species of snapper can be found around the reefs of the Turks and Caicos. These fish are relatively small and easy to catch when compared to something like a wahoo, much better suited to someone who hasn’t fished much before.
The most striking snapper species is the red snapper, a fish of increasing rarity. The iconic red coloring of the snapper make it extremely popular with sports fishermen, who hunt it throughout its range in the western Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It is an important commercial fish but is also popular with big game fishermen.
Red snappers are no easy catch. They tend to nibble at bait rather than take it whole, so a gentle touch is needed to bring them in. Bottom fishing over reefs and wrecks is the preferred method of catching red snappers, with squid being a preferred bait. Catchin’ Caicos’ 60 foot Hatteras is the perfect fishing yacht to catch bottom fish with their top of the line equipment including the Krystal Deep Drop Reels. Red snapper can vary considerably in weight. The average size of a fish tends to be around 15 pounds, but the largest recorded fish was closer to 50 pounds! This may be down to the snapper’s long age, with an undisturbed fish sometimes living (and growing) for 100 years.
Other snapper species one can catch in the Turks and Caicos Islands include the pretty and extremely common yellowtail snapper, as well as the mutton snapper. This species is most abundant in the Caribbean, where it weighs in between 5 and 30 pounds.
Snappers can be caught all year round in the Turks and Caicos, with November through April representing the best opportunities.

 

 

Wahoo

The wahoo is beautifully striped and found throughout the tropics and the subtropics. It is a living torpedo, swimming at lightning speeds of nearly 80 kilometers per hour. They grow rapidly too, and it is not uncommon for landed wahoo’s to weigh in at around 100 pounds – though the record is significantly bigger, at 138 pounds! A prize for sports fisherman due to its speed and high-quality flesh, the team at Catchin’ Caicos is pleased to encounter the wahoo on an almost daily basis.
The wahoo is a carnivorous fish, feeding on smaller creatures that it catches around wrecks and reefs, though it spends a lot of time in deeper waters too. When trying to land a wahoo, don’t be surprised when the fish tries to make a run for it, it may reel off several hundred yards of line in just a few seconds as it attempts to bolt. This energy doesn’t drain quickly, and you’ll be in for quite a battle when trying to land the fish. It may jump out of the water, and even when you have it on the boat, it will wriggle and shake violently in an attempt to free itself.
There are no foolproof methods for catching a wahoo. Rigged baits, strip baits, artificial lures, live bait and kite fishing can all be used to catch a wahoo. It’s worth the effort, as the sweet flesh makes delicious eating!
The wahoo can be caught most of the year off the Turks and Caicos, with the exception of July through August. Alternatively, November through March are the months where the fish is at its most abundant.

 

 

Yellow Fin Tuna

The yellow fin tuna, commonly marked as Ahi is a fish of varying size, often weighing between 20 – 40 lbs but once in a while coming it at over 100 lbs, and is found abundantly in the healthy waters of the Caribbean Sea which surrounds the Turks and Caicos Islands. This prized fish can be found in deep waters, but are known to venture closer to the shores to feed on bait fish when the proper conditions present themselves.
A much-desired fish, known for its artisan use in sashimi dishes and beyond, the yellow fin tuna has been sought after by sports fisherman for decades. Yellowfin baits are often squid or anchovy, known for attracting large schools to the pole-and-line setups onboard the Catchin’ Caicos fleet.
Catching yellow fin tuna is one of the most exciting experiences for any fisherman. Yellow fin can put on quite a show busting through the ocean water in large groups displaying their beautiful blue, yellow, and green colors accented by dorsal and ventral fins which appear to stream away from their bodies. A true site to behold, it’s not uncommon to have multiple simultaneous strikes in this scenario leading to an exciting and intense coordination in order to land multiple fish at once. These fish put up an incredible fight often diving deep, and the Catchin’ Caicos crew is always prepared with sharp knives and soy sauce. Upon landing this incredible fish the crew know how to properly bleed the fish, and fillet strips of the fresh catch for their clients’ instant enjoyment leading to one of the finest and freshest eating delicacies anyone could experience while fishing in the Caribbean Sea.

 

About our guest author: Captain Roy, from local sports fishing charter company Catchin’ Caicos located at Turtle Cove in Providenciales, TCI hosts guests from all over the world for unforgettable fishing in Turks and Caicos. Catchin Caicos are a sustainable fishing business with best environmental practices such as catch and release for protected species like marlin.

Bars in Turks and Caicos

Bars in Turks and Caicos

Infiniti Bar Grace Bay Provo

The 5 best bars on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.

 

Bugaloos Conch Crawl

Friendly staff at one of the most beautiful places to sit and eat. Beautiful ocean views from your table on the powdery white sand. Coconut shrimp is highly recommended. Conch ceviche and one of the best rum punch in the islands.
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Da Conch Shack
One of the best beach bars in Turks and Caicos. On the sand with a cold beer in your hand here in a beautiful setting. Fish tacos and conch fritters are always a good choice.
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Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar

On the beach at Grace Bay is this stylish, relaxed open-air gourmet restaurant and bar. Fresh, Caribbean food with modern presentation. Ceviche is great and it’s one of the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos for a sunset lobster dinner. Nice chilled music soundtrack but nothing beats the sounds of the waves gently lapping on the sand in front of you.
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Somewhere Cafe and Lounge

Fantastic beachfront bar on the famous Grace Bay. Tex Mex style food- fish tacos are particularly good- and mojitas mixed well and of course served cold. Friendly service with stunning sunsets of course!
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The Terrace on Grace Bay

Seven Stars Resort newest addition. Located adjacent to the resort on Grace Bay road with expansive shaded dining area or have lunch or dinner in the air conditioned restaurant.  You can also enjoy a variety of draft & imported beers, wines and craft cocktails at the bar and watch your favorite sports on the big screens.
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Water Sports in Turks and Caicos

Water Sports in Turks and Caicos

Water sports in Turks and Caicos

 

Turks and Caicos is a water sports paradise. With the third largest coral reef in the world, flat blue expanses of Caribbean sea and one of the top places on earth for kite boarding the islands have a wealth of fun and exhilarating water activities for all.

Here our Top 6 water sports activities in Turks and Caicos.

 

Boat Charter/ Island Hopping

Turks and Caicos consists of 40 islands and cays, most of which are uninhabited. Find your own fantasy island with a private luxury half day boat charter. Speed past semi-submerged ship wrecks, snorkel in crystal clear Caribbean water and enjoy an island beach BBQ with Poseidon Luxury snorkel island hopping

Poseidon island hopping boat trip

e Foiling

It’s been described as the closest thing to flying and the most fun you can have standing up! e Foiling is a surfboard powered by a below water electric fin that sppeeds you along the top of the water. Now this exciting new water sport has arrived in Turks and Caicos with @flytci.

 

Diving and Snorkeling

The Turks and Caicos Barrier Reef is one of the largest reef systems in the world with plenty of exciting diving options in the crystal clear waters.  Snorkeling is good right from the beach at Providenciales. The Bight Reef and Smith’s Reef are the two main snorkeling sites accessible from the beach there. The Bight Reef is easy to access, but the more difficult to find Smith’s Reef offers much more to see. 

 

Kiteboarding/ kitesurfing

National Geographic named Long Bay beach in Providenciales as one of ’13 of the World’s Greatest Kiteboarding Spots.’ Beginners and experts will have a great day out with Big Blue Kite TCI

 

Wakeboarding

This exciting sport is similar to waterskiing and the flat wide open seas around Turks and Caicos are ideal for beginners. Keep your eyes out for friendly dolphin outriders.

 

Whale watching

Humpback whales are annual visitors to the waters of Turks and Caicos. Between early January and first week of April is your best time to see them. You can often take a boat trip with and even go  safe swimming with humpback whales.

swimming with whales Turks and Caicos