Arriving at the Tuscany
Flights from Miami to Providenciales depart twice daily and take less than 90 minutes. Other major cities, such as New York, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, and Atlanta, also offer daily service to Provo.
Other direct flights from London, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Montego Bay, and Nassau arrive on a daily, weekly, or bi-weekly basis. Flight schedules are subject to change, so be sure to check with airlines directly. The code for Providenciales International Airport is PLS.
- American Airlines flies from Boston, Miami and New York.
- Delta offers seasonal weekly flights from Atlanta to Provo.
- US Airways flies from Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Raleigh and Richmond, VA, with a connection in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- British Airways operates direct flights from London.
- WestJet now runs direct flights between Toronto and Providenciales. Air Canada offers flights with connections from a variety of departure cities.
- Flights are also available through the Bahamas on Bahamas Air, and via Air Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
Charter flights are available from Toronto, Detroit, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Ft. Lauderdale.
Provo Air Center accommodates travel by private jet and has everything needed to make your stay comfortable.
Traveling by Sea
Turtle Cove Marina, a full service marina and port of entry, accommodates private yachts.
Many car rentals companies are available on Provo. The Tuscany has secured a 10% discount on all rentals from Grace Bay Car Rentals. If a luxury SUV is more to your taste, then we recommend Hertz. Both companies provide airport greeting, pick-up, and drop-off services. If you prefer that our favorite driver pick you up, then contact Ossie Virgil at 649-231-0199. Mr. Virgil was given the 2009 Star Award for excellence in customer service and hospitality by the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA).
Be sure to bring your driver's license, and remember that we drive on the left side of the road!
Effective October 1, 2007, an expired passport, original or notarized copy of a birth certificate, and government issued photo ID will no longer be sufficient. U.S. and Canadian citizens must carry a valid passport to enter and leave Turks and Caicos.
As of January 23, 2007, all air and sea travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central & South America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas requires a valid passport.
Commonwealth countries require a passport, and non-commonwealth countries require a passport and Visa. A valid return ticket is also required.
General information about Turks and Caicos
Located in the British West Indies (BWI), the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands are east of the Bahamas, north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and 575 miles southeast of Miami. 40 islands and cays comprise the chain, but only eight are inhabited. The 22-mile wide Turks Island Passage separates the Turks Islands from the Caicos Islands. Salt Cay, Grand Turk, South Caicos, East Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, West Caicos and Providenciales are the largest.
Most of the islands are flat with sand dunes and lush green vegetation. The archipelago chain resides in the Atlantic Ocean, yet its islands offer the best of the Caribbean: the world's third largest coral reef, 230 miles of white sandy beaches, and crystal clear, turquoise waters.
You can look forward to an average temperature of 83°F and only 35" of annual rainfall guarantee that you'll spend your days sunbathing on the beach, not marooned indoors. During September and October, the hottest months, temperatures reach 95°F (33 to 35°C), but consistent trade winds from the east help keep life comfortable.
If you're looking for tranquility, not crowds, then the Turks and Caicos is your destination in the Caribbean. The islands follow Eastern Standard Time, and the US dollar is their official currency. The locals, or "belongers," as they call themselves, speak English and are known for friendliness. Though Grand Turk is the capitol, Providenciales, or "Provo," is the most popular tourist destination and features the twelve miles of Grace Bay Beach. The Tuscany sits on the northeastern coast of Provo, which has an area of 38 square miles, or 98 square kilometers, and a population of 31,000.