Turks and Caicos reopened its crystalline waters to travelers July 22. While many countries have closed their borders to Americans, the archipelago joins Caribbean islands like Aruba, the Dominican Republic and St. Lucia in welcoming U.S. tourists.
A luxury destination, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is renowned for its powdery sands and its crystal-clear turquoise water. It has one of the lowest annual rainfall averages in the region, which ensures plenty of sun-drenched days to enjoy its pristine beaches. Another bonus for those who don’t want to spend a lot of time on a plane: TCI is 3.5-hour plane ride from New York and about two hours from Miami.