Turks and Caicos, a 37-mile chain of islands, radiates a particular Caribbean-ness, with dreamy blue waters, golden beaches, excellent snorkeling, and bioluminescent glow worms lighting up the water at night. But here's the kicker -- technically, these islands are in the North Atlantic Ocean, about 500 miles south of Florida.
With the motto "Beautiful by Nature," it's really no wonder why the islands' tourism marketing push centers on Turks and Caicos' quiet, natural beauty. Because of the islands' laid-back and slow-paced nature, you won't find nightlife comparable to Aruba or Barbados, but beach shacks and bars remain open for evening entertainment -- island-style. The line of reef trails at Smith's Reef and Bright Reef make this a top-notch snorkeling destination, and the islands' hiking and biking trails, as well guided horseback rides in Provo, make it popular with active travelers as well.
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