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eSIMs for The Turks & Caicos Islands: The Best Travel Plans | 2024 Guide

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) – known for their marvelous beaches, which should be award-winning.

The white sand beaches and literal turquoise waters are just stunning.

It is also a popular destination for watersports activities, like surfing, fishing & scuba diving.

If you prefer to stay out of the water, you watch the whales swimming around while you enjoy a cocktail on the beach.

If the beach life is not for you – worry not. You can still visit plenty of attractions, such as the Grand Turk Lighthouse, the city centers in Providenciales and Grace Bay, or the Her Majesty's Prison.

In short, there is no reason to be bored when visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands.

You probably even want to make your friends at home jealous share your travels with your friends online, which you should.

But do know that international roaming can be expensive.

That is why you can be better off with a travel eSIM to save on data costs abroad.

How much will you pay for a travel eSIM for the Turks and Caicos Islands?

You can get an eSIM for the Turks and Caicos Islands for as little as 9.50 USD and up to 54 USD from Airalo (Tuca Mobile) and Holafly.

I will also introduce you to a few global eSIMs that can be used in the Turks and Caicos Islands and 110+ other countries, including the Turks and Caicos Islands' (indirect) neighbors, for competitive rates.

Buying an eSIM for the Turks & Caicos Islands Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Island Hopper, Tuca Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

Original publication: 19th of January 2023. Last updated: 17th of January 2024.


Table of Contents

In a Hurry? A Quick Introduction

I will write about five eSIM options in Turks & Caicos Islands (and explain why they are included).

But if you want to quickly check out what the best eSIMs are for Turks & Caicos Islands without my analysis and explanations, here is an overview of the eSIMs covered in this guide:

Note: the promo codes mentioned above can also be used for regional and global eSIMs (they are not restricted to country-specific eSIMs only). In other news, the eSIM providers are in alphabetical order per grouping (Turks & Caicos Islands-only, regional & global) – not in order of preference (you would have to read the complete guide to find out which eSIMs I love the most for Turks & Caicos Islands 😜).

Let's truly get started, shall we?


Airalo Tuca Mobile eSIM for the Turks and Caicos Islands

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

If you have looked for travel eSIMs before, you have undoubtedly read or heard of Airalo – the largest, oldest & most popular eSIM platform out there, covering around 190 countries (more than any other eSIM platform out there).

Airalo is so popular and loved, even by myself, because Airalo's eSIMs are often the most affordable while using (one of) the best local networks while also offering plenty of data options so that you can pick the one that suits your needs.

The latter does not really apply to the Turks and Caicos Islands or the Caribbean in general, but let's not get ahead of ourselves 😏.

Anyway, the Airalo eSIM for the Turks and Caicos Islands is called Tuca Mobile and uses the Flow Turks and Caicos Islands network (on 4G/LTE – no 5G NR because there is no 5G NR in the Turks and Caicos Islands yet 🗿).

Turks & Caicos Islands Tuca Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Wait… why does the Tuca Mobile eSIM use the Flow Turks and Caicos Islands network?

Flow Logo
© Flow

Travel eSIM providers like Airalo set up roaming agreements with local mobile operators.

And that is not an Airalo-specific thing – basically all mobile operators do, allowing their customers can still stay connected when abroad (at high prices).

Otherwise, they would need to build their own networks in 190 countries, which is $$$.

For example, 2degrees in New Zealand claims it spent more than a billion (New Zealand) dollars on its network, and New Zealand is not even that big.

Imagine how much it would cost to build your own network in every country out there 😳.

Anyway, you may have been distracted by the term roaming because you may have read stories of travelers going back home facing a 7000 USD roaming bill or something.

Worry not; that will not happen when you use the Tuca Mobile eSIM (or any other travel eSIM mentioned in this guide), as long as you make sure to turn data roaming off on your main SIM card.

Okay, that is enough background information – let's check what Airalo's options are in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

  1. Turks and Caicos Islands/Tuca Mobile 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9.50 USD
Airalo Turks and Caicos Islands Tuca Mobile eSIM with Prices
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Now, you may think this is a sad selection or that 1 GB of data is insufficient.

Both points are true… I agree – but you can make unlimited top-ups with the Tuca Mobile eSIM through the Airalo website or apps.

So if you need 5 GB of data, you can purchase the Tuca Mobile 1 GB eSIM and get four 1 GB top-ups.

Yes, it is a bit inconvenient for now; Airalo may offer 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB plans with a 30-day validity for the Turks and Caicos Islands soon, as it did for many other countries it supports.

Be aware: most travel eSIMs, including Airalo's Turks and Caicos Tuca Mobile eSIM, are data-only eSIMs, so you cannot call or text with them (nor can you receive any calls or SMS).

Hopefully, that is not a dealbreaker because the Tuca Mobile eSIM is the cheapest eSIM mentioned in this guide.

The main issue with the Tuca Mobile eSIM is that it has only one option: 1 GB for 7 days.

But you can make unlimited top-ups with the Tuca Mobile eSIM through the Airalo website or apps.

So if you need 5 GB of data, you can purchase the Tuca Mobile 1 GB eSIM and get four 1 GB top-ups.

Yes, it is a bit inconvenient for now; Airalo may offer 3 GB, 5 GB & 10 GB plans with a 30-day validity for the Turks and Caicos Islands, but we have to be patient now.

And you know that I would purchase multiple top-ups because I use a lot of data when traveling and testing eSIMs 🤪.

But… do I not often say that local SIM cards or eSIMs are cheaper than any other option, including travel eSIMs?

Yep, that is true (and you have a good memory!) – but you will have to deal with the Turks and Caicos Islander SIM card registration laws.

(Why does this matter? Because hackers can steal your (critical) personal data if the mobile operator does not secure your data properly, like what happened in Australia (10 million Optus customers were affected, where info, like passport numbers, were stolen (including mine – luckily not my passport number but my boyfriend was not as lucky) or Indonesia (1.3 billion SIM card-related data was hacked)).

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
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Anyway, the Airalo Turks and Caicos Islands Tuca Mobile eSIM is an affordable option to stay connected in the country.


Holafly eSIM for the Turks and Caicos Islands

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Holafly is one of the many travel eSIM resellers out there, but it is one of the few that I recommend.

It started with selling, in my opinion, overpriced travel SIM cards before entering the eSIM market with (reasonably priced) eSIMs.

But any resellers pop up every week trying to sell the same service for more cash for themselves while offering zero customer service (which is why you only see me recommend a handful of eSIM providers… ones I have tested myself).

So why do I recommend Holafly?

Mostly because it started offering unlimited data plans for popular travel destinations as of June 2022, giving it some uniqueness.

Those eSIMs can be used in various East– and Southeast Asian countries, almost all European Union member states (except for Liechtenstein) & a few other countries, like Canada and the United States.

Unfortunately, unlimited data eSIMs are not available in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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No unlimited data for the Turks and Caicos Islands

But Holafly did not cover the Turks and Caicos Islands until recently…. so one step at a time 😜.

Unlike the Airalo Tuca Mobile eSIM, you have a few more options with Holafly for the Turks and Caicos Islands, which I will list below:

  1. Turks and Caicos Islands 3 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 37 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Turks and Caicos Islands 15 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 54 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only).

Holafly Turks and Caicos eSIMs
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

The Holafly Turks and Caicos Islands eSIM uses the Digicel Turks and Caicos Islands network, the best in the country.

As expected, you cannot use 5G NR (yet) with the Holafly Turks and Caicos eSIM, nor can you call and text (it is a data-only eSIM).

Moreover, you cannot top up or extend the validity with the Holafly Turks and Caicos Islands eSIM – so you need to buy another eSIM when you are out of data, or the eSIM expires; you have to purchase a new one.

Holafly is working on top-ups, but it has been working on it for a while now… so keep your expectations low.

On the other hand, you can use your phone as a hotspot with your Holafly Turks and Caicos Islands eSIM (which you cannot do in countries with unlimited data eSIMs).

On top of that, you can get 5% off each and any Holafly purchase (so it does not have to be the Turks and Caicos Islands eSIM) when you use code PHONETRAVELWIZ 😏.

Okay, but why did I rank Airalo higher than Holafly?

It is because if you use less than 7 GB of data, getting multiple top-ups for the Airalo Tuca Mobile eSIM is cheaper than getting a Holafly Turks and Caicos Islands eSIM.

Only if you use more than 7 GB of data will Holafly be cheaper.

However, you can use up to 500 MB of data per day with any Holafly Turks and Caicos Islands eSIM for some reason.

So if you want to use your data freely, the Airalo Tuca Mobile eSIM will be a better option.

But honestly, with the relatively slow data speeds in the Turks and Caicos Islands, you have to try hard to hit your 500 MB limit in the country, lmao.

Anyway, use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for your Holafly Turks and Caicos Islands eSIM and get 5% off!

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International eSIM for the Turks and Caicos Islands & More Caribbean Countries

Okay, I went over the Turks and Caicos Islands travel eSIM options offered by Airalo and Holafly.

As expected, these eSIMs can only be used in the Turks and Caicos Islands and not in neighboring Haiti, the Bahamas, or the Dominican Republic.

So what if you plan on visiting any of those countries, or you are on a world tour and wish to use one eSIM in multiple countries – do you have any other options?

Yes, you do. Airalo, Holafly, Nomad, SimCorner & Simify have regional, global & international eSIMs covering at least 80 countries; some include the Turks and Caicos Islands too.

If you see names that you do not recognize because they have not been mentioned in this guide, it is because they either do not cover the Turks and Caicos Islands or the prices are criminal – I want you to save money, not get robbed 🗿

So let's see which multi-country eSIMs can be used in the Turks and Caicos Islands and other countries, including the Turks and Caicos Islands' neighbors.


Holafly Caribbean eSIM for the Turks and Caicos Islands

Holafly recently introduced upgraded the Caribbean eSIM, covering 16 countries with 6 GB 7 GB of data for 15 days, costing 54 USD/57 EUR/49 GBP/84 AUD/74 CAD.

Below is an overview of all the countries the Holafly Caribbean eSIM can be used:

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
Holafly Caribbean eSIMs
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Remember to use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Airalo Island Hopper eSIM for Turks & Caicos Islands

Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Airalo also has the Island Hopper eSIM covering 24 countries with 1 GB of data for 7 days, costing 15 USD.

The Island Hopper eSIM can be used in the following 24 Caribbean countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana 1
  • Grenada 2
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat 2
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands


1 the Latamlink eSIM covers French Guiana too – it has better options than Island Hopper (1 GB/7 days, 2 GB/15 days, 3 GB/30 days & 5 GB/30 days) in Central- and South America. However, if you do not visit those regions and stay in the Caribbean only, then stick with the Island Hopper eSIM instead
2 on 3G only

Airalo Island Hopper Caribbean eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)

Like the Lucnet eSIM, top-ups are available if you need more data.

The Island Hopper eSIM is not as valuable as other Airalo regional eSIMs (like Asialink for Asia, Eurolink for Europe, Latamlink for Latin America & Menalink for the Middle East).

This is why I recommend the Holafly Caribbean eSIM over the Island Hopper one because you get much more data for the same money.

However, the Holafly eSIM does not cover as many countries as the Island Hopper eSIM.

I am working with Airalo to turn the Island Hopper into a -link eSIM so that it offers you better value (the -link eSIMs have at least four variants, up to 100 GB of data for 180 days, making top-ups often unnecessary).

But do not get the Island Hopper eSIM just for Saint Lucia because the Lucnet eSIM is more than half the price of Island Hopper.

For now, you still have an eSIM covering almost all of the Caribbean, which is neat :).


Nomad Global eSIM

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Besides Nomad's eSIM for Turks & Caicos Islands, it also has a global eSIM that can be used in Turks & Caicos Islands and a total of 109/139 countries (including most European ones).

While Nomad's Global eSIM covers a few more countries than Airalo's Discover(+) eSIMs (109/139 vs. 130 (previously 85+)), it is significantly more expensive than Airalo (but not the most costly global eSIM in this guide).

Even so, Phone Travel Wiz readers have shown interest in this eSIM and have had positive experiences with it, especially after Nomad improved it (with its 139 Country Plan powered by eSIM Go (has 5G NR access in 50+ countries) instead of the 109 Country Plan by Truphone (4G/LTE only).

Anyway, you have these six Nomad Global eSIMs:

  1. Global (109 Countries Plan) 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 25 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Global (139 Countries Plan) 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 19 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Global (109 Countries Plan) 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 40 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Global (139 Countries Plan) 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 40 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Global (109 Countries Plan) 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 45 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Global (139 Countries Plan) 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 57 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only).

Nomad Global eSIM 109 Countries Plan with Prices (Truphone)
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.
Nomad Global eSIM 139 Countries Plan with Prices (eSIM Go)

The Nomad Global eSIM can be used in the following 109 (Truphone)/139 (eSIM Go) countries:

  • Åland Islands 2, 3
  • Albania
  • Algeria 2
  • Andorra 2
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan 2
  • Bahrain 2, 3
  • Bangladesh 2
  • Barbados 1
  • Belarus 2
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda 1
  • Bolivia 2
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 2
  • Botswana 2
  • Brazil
  • Brunei 2
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon 2
  • Canada 2, 3
  • Central African Republic 2
  • Chad 2
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the 2
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic 2
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt 2
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini 2, 3
  • Faroe Islands 1
  • Fiji 1
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana 1
  • French Southern Territories 2
  • Gabon 2
  • Georgia 2
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland 2
  • Grenada 1
  • Guadeloupe 1
  • Guam 2
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea-Bissau 2
  • Guyana 1
  • Holy See (Vatican City) 1
  • Honduras 1
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India 2
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq 2
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast 2
  • Jamaica 1
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan 2
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya 2
  • Kosovo 2
  • Kuwait 2, 3
  • Kyrgyzstan 2
  • Laos 2
  • Latvia
  • Liberia 2
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau 2
  • Madagascar 2
  • Malawi 2
  • Malaysia
  • Mali 2
  • Malta
  • Martinique 1
  • Mayotte 1
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat 1
  • Morocco 2
  • Mozambique 1
  • Myanmar 2
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger 2
  • Nigeria 2
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman 2
  • Pakistan 2
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Qatar
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia 2
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis 1
  • Saint Lucia 1
  • Samoa 1
  • San Marino 1
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal 2
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles 2
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands 1
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname 1
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan 2
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad & Tobago 1
  • Tunisia 2
  • Turkey
  • Turks & Caicos 1
  • Uganda 2
  • Ukraine 2
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States 2, 3
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan 2
  • Vanuatu 1
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen 2
  • Zambia 2

1 109 Countries Plan (Truphone) only
2 139 Countries Plan (eSIM Go) only
3 5G NR access (if you have the 139 Countries Plan (eSIM GO) – does not apply to the 109 Countries Plan (Truphone)

Remember to use code ADU123 for 3 USD/2.75 EUR/2.35 GBP/4 CAD off your first Nomad purchase!

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Overview of the Best eSIMs for the Turks and Caicos Islands (Airalo vs. Holafly vs. Nomad)

I introduced you to various travel eSIMs that can be used in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

While I have already informed you which eSIM(s) I recommend the most, I will list them once more for you

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Remember to use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for Holafly eSIMs, and code ADU123 for Nomad eSIMs – a code is unnecessary for Airalo eSIM purchases.


Buying a SIM Card in Turks and Caicos Islands

Want to just use a SIM card but not your current one because roaming will be criminally expensive?

Consider getting a Turks and Caicos Islands SIM card instead – local SIM cards are the cheapest way to stay connected abroad.

Buying a SIM Card in the Turks & Caicos Islands Guide (logos of Digicel & Flow)