Over forty islands and cays make up Turks and Caicos, a ridiculously picturesque spot just east of Cuba and a few hours from Miami
. Providenciales -- aka "Provo" -- is the most populous island, and it's where you'll find the airport and the stunning resorts of Grace Bay. North Caicos, just a 30-minute ferry ride from Providenciales, is a popular day trip for its unspoiled beaches, lobster dives, and sites like Flamingo Pond.
Stumble upon smaller islands, like Pine Cay and Parrot Cay, and it'll seem like you've stumbled upon your own private island. Whether you're sleeping in a hammock with the iguanas or sipping French coffee from your terrace overlooking the Atlantic, being here feels like nothing short of arriving.