The largest of 40 small islands that makes up Turks and Caicos with an average temperature between 80 and 84 degrees.
In several locations you can see clear across the island to the other side. This fairly flat island is less than 7 square miles.
The first documented discovery was in 1512 by Ponce de Leon although many believe, Christopher Columbus landed here in 1492.
A monument in his honor has been erected in Cockburn Town.
Features JAGS McCartney International Airport near John Glen Drive. Astronaut John Glen’s space ship splashed down in the atlantic ocean in 1962 just of the coast of Grand Turk and a replica is placed here, just a few months later Scott Carpenter also splashed down.
Over 150 years ago The Grand Turk Lighthouse was brought over from the UK to cut down on shipwrecks on the reefs.
Tourism is the main business , the locals are friendly and appreciative of the people.