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Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos

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Overview

Grand Turk Island is an island in the Turks & Caicos Islands. It's actually the largest of the islands in the Turks portion of these islands, and is a British overseas territory.

Cockburn Town is located on Grand Turk Island, and is the capital city of the Turks & Caicos Islands. In this part of the island you'll find long and narrow streets, with old Bermudian architecture. This island is very laid back, and it's quite noticeable as you walk around.

This island is considered by cruise lines to be part of the Eastern Caribbean, although it's actually not even really a part of the Caribbean, geographically.


Destinations
Grand Turk is included on several Eastern Caribbean cruise itineraries.


Cruise Lines Departing Here

Grand Turk is not a cruise departure port.


Currency
The official currency is the U.S. Dollar (USD). ATM machines are available, but make sure you use one that works with the card you're using. ATM machines will usually give you a better exchange rate than a hotel. Using a credit card is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language is English, spoken by locals with a regional accent.


Tourist Attractions
Grand Turk is a laid back destination, with its main attractions being a few beaches and shopping.

Governor's Beach is a beautiful beach located on this island. It's name comes from the fact that it's located in front of the British Governor's residence.

The typical cruise line shore excursions are usually available at this port of call. Some of the more common and popular ones include horseback riding, snorkeling and city tours.



Port Location
The cruise port is located within the southwestern portion of the island. There is a nice tourist area right by, filled with various stores and restaurants.
 
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