Anyone who has had the pleasure to visit or is planning to visit Turks and Caicos knows the number one attraction is the beach. After the beach, the number two attraction has to be the food and dining. There are plenty of choices for dining after your day in the sun from casual to fine dining and from on the beach to near the shops. Almost all of the options will have an open-air island vibe that is exactly what you would expect on an island vacation.
There are many great restaurants on the island of Providenciales (Provo). Here are the ones that you can’t miss on your trip. These are the best of the best.
The best way to describe Coyaba is to call it a dining experience. The dining area is on an open air patio in a garden setting with beautiful lights hanging in the trees. This sets a beautiful atmosphere for the dining experience. During the dinner, each course is divided by a delicious lemon ice sample to cleanse your pallet which is a really nice touch.
Chef Paul Newman (winner of the 2011 Iron Chef Canada competition) is the owner and operator of this wonderful restaurant. In each of the dishes, you can see creativity in both flavor and in presentation. Coyaba is famous for its Lobster Thermidor (available in season) which is a must try if you are on Provo during the winter and spring.
Coyaba is at the upper range of costs on the island. If you are looking for something a little more affordable, you can move on down the list a bit. Dinner for two can easily reach $150 or more. For our tastes, the food, service, and overall experience cannot be beat.
Coco Bistro combines the best of top notch service and wonderful food in that perfect island setting. The dinning can be indoors or out, but of course you will want to sit outside in the open air garden area. Highlighted by its colorful décor, Coco Bistro serves up great seafood and Caribbean food is a light and relaxed setting. If you are there at night, you will be dining under the stars.
Coco Bistro has long been an island favorite and consistently ranks as one of the best restaurants on Provo. Executive Chef Stuart Gray has become well known on Provo for his distinct creativity and passion for food. Coco Bistro features fresh fish and meats using local ingredients making this some of the best Caribbean cuisine you will find on the island. Try the Rack of Lamb. You will not be disappointed.
If you want something slightly more casual than Coyaba and Coco Bistro, Caicos Café is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner in the Grace Bay area. Located right off of Grace Bay Road, Caicos Café offers up wonderful Caribbean food in an open air patio setting.
The food, service, and ambiance are all top notch at Caicos Café. Our recommendation is to try the Grilled Grouper. It is excellent.
Picture a French sidewalk café placed neatly along the walkway of an island paradise and you will be visualizing Le Bouchon. Located in the Regent Village, Le Bouchon is within easy walking distance of many of the most popular restaurants on Provo.
Le Bouchon is perfect for lunch or dinner. For lunch there is a deli takeout where you can stop in and grab a sandwich. The dinner menu includes Steak Au Poivre (a French Pepper Steak) which is one of the most popular steak meals on the island. The Mussels are another excellent choice from the menu.
This is a pretty small restaurant so if you are planning on enjoying one of the best meals in Turks and Caicos, you should consider making reservations.
If you want to enjoy some of the best ocean side dining on Provo, look no further than Seaside Café. Located in Ocean Club West along the beach, Seaside Café offers up amazing views of Grace Bay along with excellent casual dining. Seaside Café is quite a bit more affordable than many of the options in our list, but still serves up excellent food in a casual beach side setting.
Seaside Café is open for breakfast, lunch , and dinner, seven days a week. You can also find some of the best live music on the island on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights. This is a perfect way to end a day on the beach.
No trip to Turks and Caicos is complete without a visit to Chalk Sound. And no visit to Chalk Sound is complete without stopping in to Las Brisas. Las Brisas has some of the best views of Chalk Sound that you will find. Stop in for a drink or for lunch or dinner and enjoy the view.
Las Brisas serves Mediterranean style tapas in an open air patio overlooking Chalk Sound. They also serve up burgers, sandwiches, and other island favorites. Not only is the food delicious, but the décor and atmosphere is truly special. Before lunch or dinner, you can rent a kayak and head out and explore Chalk Sound yourself.
Kalooki’s is a fun restaurant and bar in the Blue Hills area of Provo. This restaurant is new as of 2015 and has quickly become a must try restaurant in Turks and Caicos.
The atmosphere and décor is delightful and the views of the ocean from the outdoor deck are one of a kind. The owners Tory and Mal Williams serve up great Caribbean food, seafood, and burgers.
The location is near Smith’s Reef so you can always get some snorkeling in before your meal and then take a quick outdoor shower at Kalooki’s before you eat.
Okay. Those are some of the top choices on Provo. One of the greatest things about Turks and Caicos is that there are plenty of restaurants to try out.
We know there are many more favorites in Turks and Caicos. Which ones did we miss out on?