Cruise destination: Grand Turk Cruise destination: Grand Turk Cruise destination: Grand Turk

Grand Turk is the largest of the Turks Islands, which are named after an indigenous cactus that actually looks like it's wearing a fez (the Turkish tassel hat). You won't find many fezzes on the island, as there simply aren't that many heads there to wear them! With a population of less than 4,000, what you will find is plenty of room to relax — or swim, dive or fish, and just the weather for doing it; the average temperature ranges from 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit, and a typical year in Grand Turk sees a full 350 days of sunshine. Check out Cockburn Town, featuring a wonderful selection of historical buildings and an unforgettable rustic charm. You'll also find many Colonial-style buildings and ruins, along with The Turks and Caicos National Museum. One of the main draws is diving, and Grand Turk's protected coral reef, which drops to 8,000 feet, is even close enough to shore for beach dives.