Grand Turk And Salt Cay Islands Online Travel Guide
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Technically just north of the Caribbean Sea, in the Atlantic Ocean, you may discover the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, the largest islands making up the Turks Islands of the British Overseas Territory of The Turks and Caicos Islands. Just so they don't feel left out the Turks also include Cotton Cay, East Cay, Big Sand Cay and several other uninhabited islands for those adventurous enough to explore them. Speaking of adventure and exploration, some claim Grand Turk stands as the spot where Columbus first made landfall in the new world on his first voyage in 1492. Space explorer John undisputedly landed near Grand Turk when his Mercury capsule fell to the sea in 1962.

Your travel experience in Grand Turk and Salt Cay might start in Cockburn Town, the largest city on Grand Turk and the Capital of the Turks And Caicos. Enjoy the narrow streets, Bermudian architecture and old style street lamps as you tour the area where Juan Ponce de Leon might have claimed as his own in the early 1500's, around the time of the first recorded North American shipwreck, just off Grand Turk in 1505.

While the history of Grand Turk makes for a more interesting visit ( those with more of a passion for the past can visit the Turks And Caicos National Museum ) present day Turks reveals major recent changes to entice people to travel to Grand Turk like the new cruise ship dock. Located at the southern end of Grand Turk lines like Carnival, Holland America, Seabourn and Princess offer Grand Turk as one of their ports of call. Even for people visiting Grand Turk without the aid of a cruise ship, the addition of the passengers has allowed for more businesses offering services to tourists which benefits all those who vacation there. Popular activities on Grand Turk include scuba diving, swimming with the sting rays at Gibbs Cay, enjoying the sun and beach, or just relaxing.

While Grand Turk still ranks as one of the quieter islands to visit, travelers wishing to go all the way to the tip of the calm and undeveloped scale can spend their time on Salt Cay. With the salt distribution enterprises of the past long since closed, your time will pass conversing with a passing flamingo, introducing yourself to a local whale or visiting the home of many tropical fish diving on the surrounding reefs. The locals help to make your stay great too, but you may have to look for them as only about 100 year round inhabitants live on Salt Cay.

Explore and discover the Turks Islands for yourself now, you'll be glad you did!

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