White-sand beaches, turquoise waters and friendly island vibes—sign us up. Dreaming of moving to or vacationing in Turks & Caicos? Managing Director of The Agency’s Turks & Caicos team Sean O’Neill recently shared his Top 10 reasons to make the move or spend as much time as possible in the Caribbean island archipelago.

We have the best beach in the Caribbean. Made up of 40 islands, only eight of which are inhabited, Turks & Caicos boasts 230 miles of soft, sandy beach. Global rankings continue to place the scenic Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales at the top of the list of best beaches in the world.

Anything over 10 minutes is a long drive. Beep beep, no need for road rage here. A very short car ride will have you at yet another world-class beach within merely minutes. However… you may have to stop to let the flamingos cross. But that’s ok, as it makes for a great social media story!

You don’t need a boat, but you’ll want one. The crystal clear Caribbean waters are teeming with wildlife. Situated on an expansive underwater plateau that rises 7,000 feet from the ocean floor, the islands feature deep channels that offer passage to migrating whales, spotted eagle rays, manta rays, turtles and dolphins. With sheer walls and colorful reefs, the islands offer incredible diving and snorkeling.

No boat? No problem. Grace Bay Beach is home to one of the premier walk-in snorkeling sites in the Caribbean along The Bight Reef, the third largest barrier reef in the world. Incredible, knee-deep snorkeling, right off shore.

Peppajoy hot sauce will blow your mind. The flavor of the islands, Peppajoy hot sauce is one of the favored condiments, adored by locals and visitors alike. Turks & Caicos has become one of the prime culinary travel destinations in the Caribbean, with fresh seafood available right off shore, a range of casual and fine dining restaurants and local flavors coloring the scene. Trust us, you’ll want to put Peppajoy on everything.

Tax-Friendly Status - Turks & Caicos is an extremely tax-friendly destination for international investors and real estate buyers, featuring no annual property tax and no income tax.

It’s easy to get here. Located only a two-hour flight from Miami, the island’s international airport welcomes direct flights from several North American cities.

Only sandals necessary. Turks & Caicos features one of the world’s most desirable year-round climates, boasting mild, tropical weather and 350 days of sunshine a year.

Language & Currency - A British Overseas Territory, Turks & Caicos operates under British rule of law, with the British Crown guaranteeing title. English is the first language, and the U.S. Dollar is the local currency.

We have an ambassador dolphin. For over 30 years, the Atlantic Bottlenose JoJo has visited the waters of Turks & Caicos, voluntarily interacting with humans. Loved by islanders and visitors, JoJo is recognized as a National Treasure and has an appointed warden who serves as protector. An ambassador dolphin—need we say more?