July 2, 2017

GRAND TURK - BEAUTIFUL BY NATURE



This is the fourth island that my daughter, sister, mother, and niece visited on their Caribbean cruise.  I have added a few photos with travel information below.  You can see the entire post with more photos on my sister's blog Live Life Be Happy.  


While you are there, check out some of her other travel destinations.  She has tons of information on Florida Beaches along with beautiful photos and descriptions.  It's perfect for those wanting to vacation in Florida but haven't decided on a destination

If you missed the other posts about countries visited on this cruise.......Aruba ~ Curacao ~ Dominican Republic.


Grand Turk is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos, its historical heartbeat, and home to a state of the art cruise center. It is here that Christopher Columbus first made landfall on his initial voyage to the New World in 1492. Almost 500 years later, US astronaut John Glenn “discovered” Grand Turk himself, after he became the first American man to orbit the earth.




LANGUAGE – English

CURRENCY

The US dollar is the official currency of Turks and Caicos. Most hotels, restaurants and taxi services accept traveler’s checks, which can be cashed at local banks. Most credit cards are accepted and banks offer ATM’s as well as cash advances on credit cards.
ELECTRICITY
110 volt/60 cycle, suitable for U.S. appliances.

GOVERNMENT

The Turks & Caicos Islands are a British Crown Colony. A Governor is appointed by the Queen and presides over an Executive Council formed by an elected local self-government. Government offices are located in Grand Turk, with branches on other Islands as needed. The legal system is based on English Common Law.

ENTERING THE COUNTRY

All visitors traveling to the Turks & Caicos Islands must have a valid passport. Visas are necessary from some countries of the former Eastern Bloc. They are advised to contact the nearest British Consulate Office.
All visitors must hold a round trip ticket. Visitors are allowed to stay for 30 days; this is renewable one time only. 

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