While summer comes with a lot of fun, fall is our favorite season. And it’s not just some hype or a tale rooted in American culture and tradition. According to a survey whose findings were published in 2020, the percentage of respondents who identified fall as their favorite season was 30% more than those who picked any of the remaining three seasons. Here’s a corollary. If fall is Americans’ favorite season, where would they prefer to go to catch a glimpse of nature’s best colors?
Americans have many options. However, the Turks and Caicos have registered a blip in the travel radar. It turns out Americans have picked up significant interest in these groups of Caribbean Islands and can’t seem to get enough of their unimaginable beauty.
Turks & Caicos Is TripAdvisor’s Fastest Growing Destination
According to data analyzed by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, the Turks and Caicos is the fastest-growing travel destination in the world.
That’s according to data drawn from an online survey of over 2,700 consumers. TripAdvisor did the survey in partnership with Qualtrics, a Customer Experience Management platform that provides tools to conduct web-based surveys and generate relevant reports.
TripAdvisor surveyed travel consumers from Japan, Italy, Singapore, the UK, Australia—and of course, the United States.
There are other destinations described as fastest-growing by TripAdvisor.
Coming hot on the heels of the Turks and Caicos is Ho Chi Minh City, the dazzling southern Vietnamese city, formerly known as Saigon, that’s also its economic hub.
Ho Chi Minh has long been among the top travel destinations in Vietnam and its impressive spot may not come as a big surprise.
Singapore, London (surprisingly), and Bangkok round off the top five in that order. The survey results relate to searches made on the TripAdvisor platform for travel between September 1, 2022—to November 30, 2022.
Singapore, famous for its amazing food scene mostly from the wildly popular hawker centers (and of course, its inconceivable safety), and Bangkok, which is insanely tolerant of tourists’ behavior as long as the monarchy remains untouched, are travel destinations that have topped the charts for a while.
But the Turks & Caicos seem to be on another level.
Why Turks And Caicos Should Top Your Fall Vacation List
It’s not just the beautiful fall colors, the sheer number of fun-filled activities on offer, or even the warm, sunny weather that travelers scour the planet for.
Turks & Caicos offers what are—not arguably—but certainly, the best beaches in the world.
Take Grace Bay Beach for example. This beach is just the stuff that dreams are made of. If it’s about the sand, Grace Bay Beach has sand whose texture is powdery-soft and whose color is so white that it looks very much ethereal.
In 2022, it emerged top in TripAdvisor’sTravelers’ Choice Awards for the planet’s best beach, a rank that’s replicated on several other travel platforms.
The beauty with Turks & Caicos is that it’s not just one beach; or two, or three.
Instead, every main island is gorgeously fringed by miles of sandy, secluded beaches—the kind that will leave visitors in complete awe and admiration.
Then there’s another side to these beaches that makes them a hot cake globally. They are almost never crowded.
Even Grace Bay, the world’s finest, whose fame would lead many soles on its sandy shores seldom sees crowds the kinds seen in Myrtle Beach for instance or any popular American Beach.
And to add to the beach experience, the ocean waters that lap the shoreline are so clear that they are almost transparent.
Other Things To Love About Turks & Caicos
The beaches of Turks & Caicos are the main element of the country’s travel fame. And as we’ve seen, it’s all merited.
Yet there are other travel-related factors that have continued to influence the country’s popularity as a travel hot spot. One of these is language.
With English as the official language of these Caribbean Islands, tourists from the United States and Britain—quickly feel at ease. It’s also worth noting that in Turks & Caicos, the US dollar is the accepted currency.
This means there’ll be no frustrations that revolve around changing currencies—as often takes place in many other destinations—as well as related currency exchange scams. But that’s not all.
There are several direct flights from the United States that make traveling deliberately convenient. Lastly, there’s more to the Turks & Caicos than their heavenly beaches.
All over the country, nature stands out in regal splendor. It’s for these reasons that travelers all over the globe increasingly want to experience this slice of heaven.