Find colonial charm on Grand Turk.
Grand Turk is the capital island of Turks & Caicos, and the capital destination for dive enthusiasts. There’s no shortage of opportunities to snorkel or scuba, but Gibbs Cay is a can’t-miss. This tiny, uninhabited island is just a mile offshore and trimmed with sugar-white beaches. Bonus tip: Bring some snacks to feed the sting rays, and then explore the reef. If you just feel like lounging, you won’t even have to leave your beach towel for an unforgettable show during whale season. Ice-cold refreshment? Check. Humpback whale acrobatics? Check. When you’re not in the water, take a stroll through colorful and charming Cockburn Town, and be sure to check out the historic lighthouse.