Island Quick Facts
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
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.