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Beaches of Turks + Caicos

Turks + Caicos, Caribbean: The uninterrupted 12-mile stretch of beach at Grace Bay on Providenciales Island.
Turks & Caicos's insider take:

To put it simply, the Turks & Caicos are beach blessed. The 12-mile-long swath of perfect white sand at Providenciales' Grace Bay (pictured) gets most of the press, but you can find similar perfection on nearly every island in the group. On Grand Turk, it's at Governor's Beach, for the most part blissfully free of all but the rare cruise ship passenger willing to pony up for the modest cab fare from the cruise terminal. The north coast of Salt Cay, which visitors usually have to share with no one, can be rough at times, but the sand is always beautiful. The beaches of West Caicos will soon get their turn to be cover shots when the Ritz Carlton opens there. And on Providenciales itself, the beach at Malcolm Roads, adjacent to the Amanyara and until recently accessible only by four-wheel-drive, will have you wondering why anyone would want to spend the winter at a ski resort.

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