Luxury Vacations To Turks & Caicos – The oddly named Turks & Caicos are a group of about 40 islands dotting their own patch of warm water just north of the Caribbean Se and south of the Bahamas. Although Miami is a mere 90 minutes by plane, these little gems are blissfully untrammelled by wintering masses. Providenciales, the main island, is renowned for its silky smooth white sand in a part of the world famous for its granular delights. Even the conch, that ubiquitous mollusc, seems both fresher and sweeter here. Time vanishes as you putter about between the islands, with their old pastel villages and languid, reef-protected shores. Locals (called ‘belongers’) are thoroughly attuned to this pace, saving much of their energy for well-attended church services come Sunday.