Guest Security & Safety
Guests of Turks and Caicos vacation villas will find that the island is relatively safe and secure. Keeping these few health and security concerns in mind will help to ensure that your vacation is enjoyable and hassle-free.
As is true for any vacation destination, we recommend keeping your villa and your rental car locked. Robberies and petty crime do (rarely) occur on the Turks and Caicos, so use common sense. Do not leave valuables unattended on the beach; robberies have been reported on Grace Bay Beach.
Do not underestimate the power of the Caribbean sun – many a traveler has had his or her vacation spoiled by painful sunburns or sunstroke. Protect yourself with sunscreen and avoid the strong midday rays.
The main medical facility of the Turks and Caicos is the Government Hospital on Grand Turk (649-946-2040 or for emergencies 649-946-2333). For major medical problems on Provo, contact the private clinic there – Associated Medical (on Leeward Highway, 649-946-4242), which also has a hyperbaric chamber for divers. Payment may be expected in cash, regardless of whether you have medical insurance. For minor medical issues, it’s best to avoid the hospital and the insurance hassles that may evolve. Instead, visit the local pharmacy.
For emergency police, fire, or medical assistance, call 999 or 911.