Turks and Caicos Islands’ Grace Bay Beach Named No. 1 Beach in the Caribbean and No. 2 Beach in the World by Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers Choice Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS (August 5, 2020) – The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist
Board
, the exclusive tourism authority for the Turks and Caicos Islands, is proud to announce
that Grace Bay Beach was recognized as no. 1 Best Beach in the Caribbean and no. 2 Best Beach
in the World according to Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice® Awards. Additionally, Taylor Bay
Beach and Mudjin Harbour were also named among the Top 25 Best Beaches in the Caribbean,
Providenciales was honored as one of the Top 10 Popular Destinations in the Caribbean, and six
of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ resorts received awards.

“The Turks and Caicos Islands combines stunning natural beauty with exceptional hospitality
and care to deliver world-class vacation experiences,” said Pamela Ewing, Director of Tourism
for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board. “We are proud that travelers recognize this
commitment to excellence and are honored to receive more than a dozen Tripadvisor 2020
Travelers Choice Awards, recognizing Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, and the outstanding
hotel partners that make the Turks and Caicos Islands such a spectacular destination.”

Tripadvisor® is the world’s largest travel platform. Its 18th annual Travelers’ Choice® Awards
celebrate travelers’ favorite hotels, restaurants, and airlines around the world. Winners are
calculated based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions, and ratings
collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, prior to the pandemic. With over 8.7 million businesses listed
on Tripadvisor, these awards are a true testament to the outstanding service and quality that
winners consistently provide to their guests.

Grace Bay Beach is a hallmark of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Located on Providenciales, the
pristine 12-mile beach is renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and powder white
sand. Providenciales is the third largest island in the Turks and Caicos chain and the hub of
tourism activity. More commonly known as Provo, the 38-square-mile island is also home to
unspoiled beaches worth exploring such as Long Bay, Sapodilla Bay, Blue Hills Beach, Pelican
Beach, and Taylor Bay, amongst others. Provo guarantees a picturesque and luxurious
environment, as well as serene solitude and untouched nature. Whether it’s a round of golf at
the 18-hole Provo Golf Club, Thursday’s Island Fish Fry, indulging in rejuvenating spa
treatments, sampling culinary delights, snorkeling at Smith’s Reef or swimming with Jojo the
dolphin and his friendly counter parts, there is no shortage of ways to relax and unwind.

Taylor Bay Beach was named no. 16 Best Beach in the Caribbean. Situated on the south coast
of Providenciales, near Chalk Sound and west of Sapodilla Bay, the scenic beach beckons with is
calm, shallow waters. On Middle Caicos, Mudjin Harbour – voted no. 25 Best Beach in the
Caribbean – is renowned for its dramatic coastline with high limestone cliffs and ocean swells.

Many of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ resorts were also recipients of the Tripadvisor 2020
Traveler’s Choice awards in the following categories:

• Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa – Top 25 Hotels for Families in the
Caribbean
• Seven Stars Resort & Spa – Top 25 Hotels and Top 25 Luxury Resorts
• in the Caribbean
• The Somerset on Grace Bay – Top 25 Hotels for Families in the Caribbean
• The Tuscany – Top 25 Hotels and Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean
• The Venetian – Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean
• Wymara Resort & Villas – Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the Caribbean

The Turks and Caicos Islands is a coveted five-star luxury vacation destination for leisure,
business, and notable guests from around the globe. With nine main islands of about 40 small
islands and uninhabited cays, the destination is inherently safe for travel in this new paradigm
of physical distancing, given its expansiveness, stunning outdoor environment, privacy, spacious
resort accommodations and unique portfolio of extraordinary private villas and private island
vacations.

For more information on the Turks and Caicos Islands, call 1 (800) 241-0824 or visit
www.turksandcaicostourism.com. Follow the Turks and Caicos Islands
on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About the Turks and Caicos Island Tourist Board
Home to the “World’s Best Beach,” breathtaking hues from inviting waters, and legendary
diving, snorkeling and fishing, the Turks and Caicos Islands beckons guests to an undiscovered

Caribbean. The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, nine of which are
inhabited. World-class hotels, spas, and restaurants await along with famous stretches of
uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs. On land or below the water, guests are invited to
relax in the unique serenity, hospitality and beauty of this extraordinary destination

About Tripadvisor
Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, helps 463 million travelers each month*
make every trip their best trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to
browse more than 860 million reviews and opinions of 8.7 million accommodations,
restaurants, experiences, airlines and cruises. Whether planning or on a trip, travelers turn to
Tripadvisor to compare low prices on hotels, flights and cruises, book popular tours and
attractions, as well as reserve tables at great restaurants. Tripadvisor, the ultimate travel
companion, is available in 49 markets and 28 languages.

Media Contacts: Jenn Wade, Nicole Lax, Sarah Meyer, Blake Willahan and Audrey Chaddick at J.
Wade Public Relations, 415.325-5519, turksandcaicosislandspr@jwadepr.com.

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