The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British territory consisting of 40 small tropical islands. While this gorgeous archipelago draws well over one million tourists annually, most visitors tend towards the resort center of Providenciales and the cruise ship port of Grand Turk for the white sand beaches, superb snorkeling, lighthouses, and watersports. There is development to a much lesser extent on North, South, and Middle Caicos. Our guide to running in Turks and Caicos features routes in each of these areas.
Running in Turks and Caicos is punctuated by lovely seaside vistas. Many roads are without sidewalks, but there are lots of options for lightly trafficked streets. In Providenciales (Provo), runners can set out along Grace Bay Beach, or use the sidewalk along Grace Bay Road for a pavement run. There are also several dirt roads that are suitable for a quiet, scenic run. North and Middle Caicos share a long paved road, and there are some interesting routes along the downtown/waterfront areas and backroads on Grand Turk and South Caicos.
If traveling between islands, visitors will need to board a ferry or domestic flight. However, when moving around each island, the tourism board recommends a rental car. Taxis can be expensive, and 4×4 and scooter rentals are considered more special interest activities. Buses and other forms of public transport are non-existent. Plan your stay to get as close as possible to one of our Turks and Caicos running routes!