Island Information

Location: Grand Turk is the capital of the Turks & Caicos Islands archipelago and it is located 575 miles Southeast of Miami, Florida, and 30 miles south of the Bahamas.

Size: The Island is approximately 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. 

Climate: The average temperature ranges between 85-90 degrees F (29-32 degrees C) from June to October, sometimes reaching the mid 90's F (35 degrees C), especially in the late summer months.

From November to May the average temperature is 80-84 degrees F (27-29 degrees C). A constant trade wind typically keeps the temperature at a very comfortable level.

In an average year, Grand Turk has 350 days of sunshine. 

Population: Approximately 4,500 inhabitants make Grand Turk their home.

Language: The island's primary language is English. Spanish and Creole are also widely spoken. 

Currency: The U.S. dollar is the official currency. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept traveler's checks. All stores at the cruise center accept credit cards. ATM's are available and the closest one to the cruise center is less than 1 mile.

Time: Grand Turk is on EST. Daylight Savings Time is observed from March to November.