Lying off the southeastern tip of the Bahamas, the stunning Turks and Caicos Islands encompass one of the world's largest coral reef systems, earning the islands a reputation as a premier dive destination. Exquisite white sand beaches fringe this necklace of about 30 islands where water sports, nature trails, iguana reserves, underground caves, and dazzling seascapes are the main draws. Fishing is also excellent. Anglers hook bonefish, reef fish, and big game species in the islands crystal clear waters. And from January through April, visitors can also spot humpback whales on their annual migration route around these unspoiled islands.