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 (PLS), which is the main airport in 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 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, , , and bringing passengers from Miami, New York, and Montreal. This allows a great number of passengers to fly direct, avoiding the dreaded layover.
The following table will tell you which airlines fly non-stop from the U.S. and the places they fly from. Booking services don't always display the least costly options so it can be helpful to see which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Jet Blue|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
This chart shows airline companies that offer direct service from Canadian locations.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
Look below for air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if there aren't any flights directly from an airport near you, connecting through another Caribbean airport might be a fine option.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||British Airways|
|Cockburn Town, Grand Turk||GDT||Caicos Express Airways, Intercaribbean Airways|
|Dominican Republic||POP||Intercaribbean Airways|
|Dominican Republic||SDQ||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|
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.
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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