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7 Day Budget for Traveling to Turks and Caicos

When we’re planning a trip, we’re always looking for as much information as we can, and that includes how much we should expect to spend! Keep in mind that Turks and Caicos is known to be a luxury destination, and they are just starting to open up tourism to a wider range of travelers. Our travel style has a wide range, and TCI was our luxury trip for the year.

Here is a breakdown of all our travel costs, so that it can help you get an idea of how much you should budget.

7 Day Budget for Traveling to Turks and CaicosPin


Airfare: $1229/person

We took Delta from San Diego to Turks & Caicos. Find out the best price from your city here.

Lodging: $1546.76/person.

See your different lodging options here. The Somerset was a great resort if you’re wanting 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!

Pro-tip: If you visit during June through mid-Dec, the accommodations are 40% less than the winter rates and 2/3 less than the holiday rates.

Food: $231.88/person

  • Groceries
  • 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-Tips: We highly recommend checking out Coco Bistro for dinner and Le Comptoir Francais for lunch. We also bought some of our own 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.

Transportation (taxi): $41/person

Taxis charge per person regardless of how many people are riding.

Activities: $415/person

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’re planning on doing any water activities, don’t forget to pick up some of this water lice lotion. The water lice (jellyfish larvae) stings will go away within a day or two, but it’s good to avoid it altogether.

TOTAL: $3463.64 per person and $495 per day

For more tips, read 21 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Turks and Caicos. Also, check out our complete vlog from our trip.

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xoxo estherJacob

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sashur

    Hi!! Thanks for the tips! I was wondering if you think a snorkeling trip is necessary, or if there is enough snorkeling on the islands off the beaches. Thank you!!

    1. Esther JuLee

      Thanks for reading, Sashur. You won’t see as much if you’re snorkeling off the beach. The main shelf/reef is really far out.

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