Here is a breakdown of all our travel costs in Turks and Caicos to help you understand how much you should budget.
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Last Updated: October 27, 2023
7-Day Turks and Caicos Budget to Help You Plan your Travels
We visited Turks and Caicos in 2015, but we’ve shown what we paid for each portion of our trip as well as adjusted prices for today. If you’ve visited recently and see any big price discrepancies, let us know so we can update it for future travelers!
Is turks and caicos expensive
In general, Turks and Caicos is considered an expensive destination. You can travel on a budget, but the island has a lot of high-end resorts. The activities, excursions, and food also cost more than other destinations.
Prices do fluctuate based on the season. Peak tourist season usually runs from mid-December to mid-April when prices will be the highest.
$1229 / Person – We took Delta from San Diego to Turks & Caicos. Find out the best price from your city here. Checking flights today, prices are similar for flights at the same time of year (we traveled to Turks and Caicos at the end of July to the beginning of August).
$1546.76 / Person
The Somerset was a great resort if you want to pamper yourself, and Ocean Club West was a great option if you’re more on a budget. We didn’t have a great experience with Villa Renaissance, but we encourage you to check out other HomeAway properties. Management makes a huge difference!
Checking the resort websites, prices look similar to when we visited. See the map below for hotel and rental options.
Pro Tip: If you visit during June through mid-Dec, the accommodations are 40% less than winter and 2/3 less than the holiday rates.
$231.88 / Person – Food in general is more expensive than back home, but you can also choose how you want to eat and what you want to spend money on.
- Coco Bistro – Dinner
- Somerset BBQ Buffet
- Le Comptoir – Sandwiches for lunch
- Turks and Caicos Fish Fry
- Seaside Cafe
- Caicos Bakery – Pastries for lunch
- The Patty Place
- Thai Orchid
- Some pizza place we hated
Pro Tip: We highly recommend checking out Coco Bistro for dinner and Le Comptoir Francais for lunch. We also bought some groceries for snacks and breakfast. Keep in mind that groceries are really expensive, too. Orange juice started at $12, and a case of coronas was $69. Also, don’t buy the water in the plastic gallon jugs. They must leave them sitting out. We tried several brands, and they all tasted like plastic.
$41 / Person
Taxis charge per person regardless of how many people are riding. We chose not to rent a car since most activities offered pick up at resorts and we were planning on spending the rest of the time relaxing. We found a few spots we would walk to and otherwise just called a cab.
$415 / Person
- Snorkel Safari -$105 (their website is currently down – may be out of business)
- Half Day Snorkel -$89 (now $125)
- Paddleboarding through the Mangroves -$95 (now $115)
- Conch Farm Tour -$12 (same price)
- Facial at The Somerset – $114 Esther only (prices start at $185 now)
We most recommend the Snorkel Safari and Stand Up Paddleboarding to give you a look at different parts of the island.
Pro Tip: If you plan to do water activities, pick up some of this lice lotion. The water lice (jellyfish larvae) stings will go away within a day or two, but it’s good to avoid it altogether.
Airfare: $1229 / person
Lodging: $1546.76 / person
Food $231.88 / person
Transportation: $41 / person
Activities: $415 / person
Total: $3463.64 per person or $495 per day
Read 21 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Turks and Caicos for more travel tips.
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