5 Reasons Turks And Caicos Is The Perfect Place For A Best Beach Vacation (PHOTOS)

05/21/2012 07:43 am ET | Updated Jul 21, 2012

The Turks and Caicos consist of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. The islands are located 550 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and just to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola. Boasting sweeping beaches, healthy underwater environments and a down to earth local culture, this chain of islands offers parents a convenient but complete getaway.

Here are the reasons to choose Turks and Caicos as your next destination. Bring sunblock.

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