The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the north Atlantic Ocean. These tropical Caribbean islands form two groups in the Lucayan archipelago: the smaller Turks Islands and the larger Caicos islands, separated by the Turks Island Passage. The Turks Islands sit to the east while the larger islands, the Caicos Islands, are on the west.
The inhabited islands include Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos, Middle Caicos (the largest island), South Caicos, Salt Cay, Parrot Cay, Pine Cay, and Ambergris Cay, while East Caicos and West Caicos, although larger, are uninhabited. Cockburn Town, on Grand Turk island, is the capital of the British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos.
These flat limestone islands offer mangrove swamps and ocean reefs for nature lovers, and sandy beaches for sun lovers. Middle Caicos and North Caicos also have cave networks and green woodlands. The highest points in the Turks and Caicos islands are the Blue Hills on Providenciales, and Flamingo Hills on East Caicos.