The Turks and Caicos Islands are located just 575 miles south of Miami, making it one of the most convenient Caribbean vacation destinations to visit for a relaxing getaway. The British Overseas Territory consists of 40 islands, of which only eight are inhabited.
Providenciales is the island on which the international airport is located and where most Turks and Caicos hotels are situated on gorgeous Grace Bay Beach. The airport and its runway were recently expanded and upgraded, making a visit to the island a smooth and efficient process. Most of the island’s resorts are located within a 10 to 20 minute drive from the airport.
Visitors from Canada can fly direct from Toronto to Provo with Air Canada or West Jet. Non-stop flights from Ottawa with Air Canada are offered on a seasonal basis.
Airlines that provide direct flights from the United States include American Airlines (Miami, Dallas), Delta (Atlanta and New York City), JetBlue (Boston and New York City), United Airlines (Newark and Houston) and US Airways (Charlotte and Philadelphia). Starting in winter 2015, United Airlines will introduce non-stop flights from Chicago to Provo on a seasonal basis. Flying time ranges from 90 minutes to Miami, to four hours to Chicago.
Visitors from Europe can fly to Turks and Caicos twice a week from London (Gatwick) with British Airways via Antigua.
It is also possible to visit other Caribbean countries from Provo by flying on regional carriers such as Inter-Caribbean. Direct flights are available to Haiti, Jamaica (Kingston and Montego Bay), the Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata, Santiago, Santo Domingo), Puerto Rico and Bahamas (Nassau).
Inter-island travel by air is also possible in Turks and Caicos, with daily flight service offered to the nation’s capital, Grand Turk, and South Caicos.
Alexandra Resort is just a short drive to the resort. It should be noted that free airport shuttles are not offered in Turks and Caicos, and fares typically cost $28 for one or two people for one-way airport transfers, but prices should be verified prior to departure.