Island Hopping with interCaribbean Airways
Every now and again I crave some intense island adventures: the beach, the food, the sunshine, the energy, the warmth.
Just recently I ventured over to The Turks & Caicos Islands for the very first time and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. 3 different islands, 7 days, I was ready for it.
Flying directly from Kingston, Jamaica for just about 1hr 45 minutes heading North East, The Turks & Caicos Islands is a whole lot closer than you think.
For 7 days, I explored 3 different islands, indulging in the scenery, the local culture, trying the different foods and of course dabbling in the different beaches. Here are the deets.
Overview of interCaribbean Airways
Based outside of Providenciales, interCaribbean Airways is one of the most prominent regional airlines in the Caribbean with operations to 22 destinations (both locally and internationally) with Kingston and Montego Bay amongst the routes.
They are growing network and literally connecting you to the rest of the Caribbean, so much so, they have now introduced the first Jet from a company in the Caribbean.
During my visit to The Turks & Caicos Islands with interCaribbean Airways, my time was spent between Providenciales (Provo), Grand Turk and South Caicos. All domestic regions, “island-hopping” from one to the other.
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
On my very first here day here, I flew into Providenciales from Kingston. Just to add, I am forever in love with flying over the Caribbean as the views are always on point. The different shades of blues and hues get me every time. Though this time around was a little bit different, but for the better.
Most flights if not all flights operated by InterCaribbean Airways are with smaller airplanes, similar to the style of small propeller planes. Since distances are short, flight are usually flown lower as compared to massive jumbo jets that are meant for long-haul flights. With that being said, the views over the Caribbean will be much more intimate and visible.
Providenciales, as you can probably tell, is the most developed and populated island in Turks & Caicos. It is famously known for its turquoise beaches, luxury resorts and fine dining options. In addition, it is often the island that fits in well if you are looking to vacation in style.
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
My first regional island-hop was from Provo to Grand Turk; a quick 25-30 minute scenic flight and I was already there.
If you’ve ever been to The Turks & Caicos Islands vía a cruise, then this is where you’ll end up. This is your stopover point.
Though Provo is the most developed and most populated, Grand Turk is the capital city for the Islands of Turks & Caicos.
If you plan to visit, there are tons of activities to do here especially when the cruise ships roll in. From historical sightseeing attractions to 4×4 off Road tours to swimming with Stingrays— you are in for an adventure.
South Caicos: The Turks & Caicos Islands
The minute I landed here, I could tell that this island would probably be one of my favorites. If you’ve been an avid reader of my blog, you’ll know that visiting off-the-beat destinations is a thing of mine. The thickness in culture and authenticity is one of the reasons I am always on the go. I want to experience it.
South Caicos is small and relatively flat on the southern coast of the islands. With just about 10- 15 minutes flight time coming in from Grand Turk, getting here is easy and quick.
The beaches throughout the different island are stunning this too has some remarkable ones.
South Caicos is relaxed, slow-paced and probably the ideal getaway island if you are looking to recharge and be off-the-grid. It’s one of my favourites.
Routes: 22 destinations (Domestic & International)
Thanks to interCaribbean Airways for flying me in and around the islands.