The Turks and Caicos Islands are only 37 miles long, and altogether consist of 40 islands and cays. There are two main islands, Grand Turk (Turk Island) and Providenciales (Caicos Island). These islands are 550 miles south from Florida. Turks and Caicos is technically located in the Atlantic Ocean and not the Caribbean Sea. There are roughly 30,000 inhabitants on the island and they welcome about 20,000 tourists per year.