For corporate incentive groups seeking in search of relief after the blizzards enveloping the U.S. Eastern seaboard subside, the Turks and Caicos Islands offer average temperatures of 80 to 84 between November and May. The best news is they are accessible, just over a 3 hour flight from New York.
With the tagline "Beautiful by Nature," this archipelago of 40 islands (only 8 inhabited) offers incentive groups the opportunity for kayaking, dolphin watching, bird watching, caving, rappelling, and, of course, golf.
Grand Turk, the capital, has many colonial style buildings. It's an island that will appeal to corporate groups interested in scuba diving and snorkeling. Members of the party interested in quieter pursuits, can enjoy a picnic at Gibbs Cay, an uninhabited area or explore the Turks and Caicos National Museum to learn about the history of the area.
Salt Cay will appeal to history, photography, and architecture buffs. Once the center of the Bermuda's salt industry, is just 2.5 square miles wide. With its perfectly preserved early 19th century historical buildings, reflecting Bermudian style architecture, it has been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Caicos Islands include Providenciales, with an area of 38 miles, and North, South, East, West, and Middle Caicos. With its powdery sand, Conde' Nast magazine has selected Grace Bay on Providenciales as Best Beach in the World numerous times. Providenciales attractions include Caicos Conch farm, Princess Alexandra Marine Park, and the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill historical placation houses.
Boutique Islands include Ambergris Caye, Pine Caye, and Parrot Caye.
For more Caribbean destinations where corporate groups can find relief from winter weather, also read Incentive Destinations: The Cayman Islands, Incentive Destinations: Antigua, Dominica – Caribbean Diamond in the Rough, Incentive Destinations: Anguilla, and Jamaica: 10 Super Cool Places to Explore Off the Beaten Track on Cvent Event Blog.
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