About Grand Turk

Grand Turk is the historical and political centre of the Turks and Caicos, and the second most populated island in the country after Providenciales. Originally founded by settlers from Bermuda as a site for sea salt production in 1681, Cockburn Town on Grand Turk has been the official capital of the country since 1766. Many of the country’s main government offices, such as the Supreme Court and Governor’s Residence can be found here.

Several important historic events have taken place around this small island, including being the likely spot of Columbus’s first landfall in the New World, and the first land American astronaut John Glenn stepped foot on after orbiting Earth in 1962.

About The Owner

Originally from the US, Richard came to Grand Turk in 2015 and it was love at first sight. The island offers the seclusion of your own private island with the infrastructure necessary to make your vacation a unique experience. With his extensive experience as a builder in the US, Richard moved to Grand Turk and invested in this amazing island. LOVE Villas is a three story building with three, two bedrooms, two bath villas located right on the beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to enter Turks & Caicos?

All visitors must hold a round trip ticket.
Visitors are allowed to stay for 90 days; this is renewable one time only.
Must be valid passport for the duration of your trip.
Children under 16 years can travel on their parents passports (provided that they are not traveling through the US).

How do you connect to Grand Turk island?

All scheduled international flights into the Turks and Caicos arrive at Providenciales International Airport (PLS). You’ll need to take a domestic flight from Providenciales to get to Grand Turk. Two local airlines offer regular flights. Normal flight time from Providenciales to Grand Turk is about 30 minutes and return fares usually cost between $70 and $100.

What is the best way to get around on the island?

Grand Turk is a relatively small island, and at only six and a half miles long, transportation is less difficult than on Providenciales. Rental vehicles and taxis are the main means of transportation. There is no public transport or bus service.
The island is laid-back and driving is largely free of traffic and stress. Most roads are paved, and the majority of those that are not can in most cases still be traversed (albeit a little slower) in any vehicle. The island-wide speed limit is 20MPH, but drivers can be expected to exceed 40MPH on the straightaways.

What is the best time of year to visit Grand Turk?

December to April is typically the high-season. During this period, the rates for accommodations and activities are often at least 30% to 50% percent higher compared to the rest of the year, and availability may be limited as well.
The low season occurs during the late summer and early autumn months, which coincides with the Atlantic hurricane season. Due to the relatively limited number of visitors at this time, some businesses either temporarily close down or take the opportunity to renovate.
If you are able to reschedule your vacation in the unlikely chance that a hurricane threatens the Turks and Caicos, booking during the low season can result in substantial savings.

How do you get from the Airport to LOVE Villas?

We will pick you up from the airport upon your arrival, provide a brief tour of Grand Turk island and then bring you to the LOVE Villas.

Are there any groceries stores near LOVE Villas?

Yes, there are multiple grocery stores within walking distance or a short drive.

What payment methods are accepted?

Some vendors on the island accept debit and credit card, however, we recommend to bring US cash for most purchases.

What amenities are included at the LOVE Villas?

We’re proud to offer a very wide variety of amenities to keep you comfortable! Click here to learn more.