Traveling to Grace Bay by Airplane

Grace Bay is conveniently located near the international airport

Grace Bay is a luxury resort town that attracts the type of clientele that expects to be treated to nothing but the best at every turn. These tourists will generally spring for the most convenient flights for them no matter the cost. Fortunately, the nearest airport is just moments away, allowing for minimal ground transportation upon arrival.

Located just 15 minutes away from Grace Bay in Providenciales is where you'll find the Providenciales International Airport (PLS), which is the main airport in the Turks and Caicos, as well as the only one that currently welcomes international air traffic on a regular basis.

There are currently 12,000 commercial operations throughout this airport each year, bringing people to and from not only other islands in the the Turks and Caicos chain, but also from countries around the world including the United States, Canada, and several places in Europe. Many well-known commercial airlines are known to stop in on a regular basis, including Delta Airlines, Jet Blue, Air Canada, and American Airlines bringing passengers from Miami, New York, and Montreal. This allows a great number of passengers to fly direct, avoiding the dreaded layover.

When flying from the United States this information may come in handy. The online booking services don't consistently list the most logical options so it can be helpful to realize which airlines actually offer direct service to this location.

Providenciales International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Jet Blue
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

The following table displays airlines that fly directly from Canada.

Providenciales International Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada

Flying to Grace Bay from the Caribbean

Check the following table for airline service from regional airports. If there are no flights directly from your preferred airport, connecting through another regional airport might prove to be a good solution.

Providenciales International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU British Airways
Cockburn Town, Grand Turk GDT Caicos Express Airways, Intercaribbean Airways
Kingston, Jamaica KIN Intercaribbean Airways
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Bahamasair, British Airways, Intercaribbean Airways
Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands SLX Caicos Express Airways
Santiago De Los Caballeros, The Dominican Republic STI Intercaribbean Airways
South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands XSC Intercaribbean Airways
the Dominican Republic POP Intercaribbean Airways
the Dominican Republic SDQ Intercaribbean Airways

Customs

As you might expect, passports are required for nearly every visitors that travels to Grace Bay. The exception is Canadian citizens, as long as they travel directly from Canada, have an original or notarized birth certificate, and have a government issued picture ID. Tourists are allowed to stay for 90 days without obtaining a visa.

Next Stop, Grace Bay

Taxis are ready and waiting at the airport to take passengers directly to their accommodations in Grace Bay. There is no set rate for a taxi, but you can expect to spend around $20 to $30(USD) plus a tip. Buses are not an option, so if you don't want to take a taxi, you may end up having to rent a car. Fortunately the drive is easy. You'll take Leeward Highway to Grace Bay Road, and that should get you to town in a short 15 minutes.

Not only is planning to fly to Providenciales easy, but then planning to get to Grace Bay from the airport follows suit. This makes choosing this mode of transportation as your main way to get to your vacation an equally easy one to choose.

 

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