If you're looking for the perfect island getaway destination, take a luxury holiday to the Turks & Caicos with Elegant Resorts. Just south of The Bahamas – and a short flight from Miami (a perfect twin-centre option) you'll find this collection of forty islands (of which only eight are inhabited) and cays. Largely unspoilt, their powdery-white sands and crystal-clear waters make them the perfect island getaway destination. The twenty-two-mile Columbus Passage divides the islands into two groups – Grand Turk and Salt Cay lie to the east while West, North, Middle, East and South Caicos and Providenciales are on the west side. The passage itself acts as transit point for migrating Humpback Whales, spotted Eagle Rays, Manta Rays and turtles and the rich waters are home to Blue Marlin, Tuna and Wahoo – perfect for the big game fisherman. In addition, bordering the edges of the islands is one of the largest coral reef systems in the world, making the islands perfect for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. Providenciales (or 'Provo') is the most mature and developed of the islands where you’ll find two of our featured resorts. It’s also the gateway to Parrot Cay, a privately owned one-thousand-acre island where, legend has it, the female pirate, Ann Bonny, once made camp, thus giving the island its original name – Pirate Cay. Today the island is home to our featured resort, Parrot Cay & COMO Shambhala Retreat.