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Jared, Turks and Caicos Islands – Grand Turk – Beach (14788700443), CC BY 2.0

Located in the Turks & Caicos Islands, the Grand Turk Island is a picture-perfect destination. Also known as the Grand Cay, this island was initially colonised by the Bermudians, where the salt industry became the main source of income for the people living in the islands. Today, the island has become extremely popular because of the luxurious Grand Turk Cruise Centre.

The cruise centre itself will be paradise to all those who visit. Visitors get to relax and unwind on the white sandy beaches whilst sipping an iced cold beverage and enjoying the beautiful view. The shopping area at the cruise centre is so massive and the variety of clothing, accessories, jewellery stores, crafts and souvenir stores will be ideal for you if you are a shopaholic. The duty-free shops in the premises will be an added bonus to the shopping spree

If you are looking for a most sought Caribbean luxury resort to stay while you are at the Grand Turk Island, properties such as COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos are one of the many options to consider. Apart from visiting the cruise centre, there are many more sources of activities at Grand Turk Island, where most of it involves the crystal clear seas that surround the island.

During the season visitors can witness whales that swim closer to the shores or surfaces the water. Diving is always an exhilarating activity that anyone could take part while at Grand Turk Island. Speak to one of the experienced and well-equipped diving operators in the area so that they would arrange a once in a lifetime experience for you by taking you down under to the beautiful coral reef on the seabed.

For those who prefer to explore the land more, take a stroll in the capital city Cockburn Town. The impressive colonial architecture in the town will take you back to the era of salt. The local food is a must try. Many authentic restaurants are located throughout the island to satisfy your taste buds and to give you a truly Caribbean experience.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+