Things To Do
Things To Do
If you are looking for a great place to relax and enjoy the ocean, Turks and Caicos is a wonderful destination. There are plenty of other things to do for the adventurers out there as well. Below we will detail some of the many things you can do on Turks and Caicos.
If you are going to Turks and Caicos and are not thinking about the beach, you are probably going to the wrong place. The best thing to do in Turks and Caicos is go to the beach. Turks and Caicos has some of the best beaches in the world. Grace Bay Beach is commonly known as one of the top three beaches in the world with over 12 miles of sugary white sand and turquoise ocean waters.
But if you are dreaming of sitting under an umbrella with a cold beverage nearby and want to enjoy the best beaches in the world, you have found the right place. The beaches on Turks and Caicos are stunning.
Located on the southwest portion of Provo, Chalk Sound is 3 miles of the most beautiful electric blue water that you will see anywhere. It is a one of a kind, unique view that you will never forget.
Chalk Sound is a national park on Provo, Turks and Caicos. The inland lagoon is calm, pristine, and awe inspiring. Go see it. You will be glad you did. You can even take a boat tour of Chalk Sound if you really love it. If you love it even more you can rent a villa here and take in the breathtaking views daily.
Turks and Caicos are filled with exceptional restaurants. One restaurant that stands out is Coyaba. Dining at Coyaba is an experience, not just a meal. Coyaba is fine dining so be prepared to spend a little money. But if you are on vacation and you want to make memories, Coyaba is a place for that unforgettable dining experience. It is wonderful.
Hint: Try the seafood bisque. Then thank us later.
There are plenty of opportunities to snorkel right off the beach at Grace Bay. Better snorkeling can be found in Smith’s Reef or if you can make it to Taylor Bay. Or you can have an even better time if you take a half day or day snorkeling cruise. Either way it is worth getting out and seeing the marine life that surrounds Turks and Caicos.
If you are feeling a bit adventurous, paddle boarding around the beach is a fun way to enjoy the water and see some of the marine life. Most resorts along Grace Bay offer paddle boarding along the beach. It is easy to do and a lot of fun.
If you want to have a great time while on Turks and Caicos, call Island Vibes (or ask the concierge to do it) and set up a half day or full day snorkel cruise. Those guys will pick you up at the beach behind your resort and take on you a fun adventure.
Included in the price is a snorkeling trip, some drinks, a small conch salad, and all the fun you can handle. This really is a great time.
Las Brisas is a delightful little tapas restaurant overlooking the Chalk Sound area of Provo. The food is unique and delicious and the views are spectacular.
Las Brisas also offers two-hour pontoon boat tours of Chalk Sound. They also offer kayak and canoe rentals if you want to check out Chalk Sound on your own. This is a great little getaway if you are looking to break away from Grace Bay for the day!
Here is photo of the tapas at Las Brisas.
Explore North and Middle Caicos
If you are really feeling adventurous, you can explore North and Middle Caicos. Just take the TCI Ferry that runs from Walkin Marina on Provo to Sandy Point Marina on North Caicos. You should also reserve a car before you go. There are a few car rental services available on North Caicos. Your concierge should be able to help you reserve a car.
You can find information on the TCI Ferry including cost and schedule right here: TCI Ferry to North Caicos
After that you can just explore these undeveloped islands. There are a few resorts and restaurants, but mainly you will be exploring the islands in their natural settings. Try to find the Secret Beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches on Turks and Caicos.
Last two photo credits to Tim Sackton on Flickr.
Scuba diving is popular all over the Turks and Caicos islands. The third largest coral reef in the world protects the islands from the Atlantic Ocean. There are a number of popular diving operations on the islands including Dive Provo and Caicos Adventures. Both of these diving operators are in Provo and very easy to use.
You will enjoy exploring the coral reefs around Grace Bay and Pine Cay as well as West Caicos, French Cay and Northwest Point. You will likely see incredible marine life including sharks, horse-eyed jacks, turtles, dolphins, spotted eagle rays, eels, and many other fish.
Photo credit to Brain Brake on Flickr.
Take a guided fishing trip with any of the many reputable fishing guides on Turks and Caicos. Panoply Sport Fishing, Grand Slam Fishing Charters, and Silver Deep Fishing are all options for guided fishing excursions. You can catch Blue Marlin, Tuna, Red Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and more.
An island favorite dining choice, Coco Bistro serves some of the best food you will find in Provo. With outdoor dining underneath huge palm trees, the setting is laid back and elegant at the same time. Come to Coco Bistro to relax and enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Starting with the freshest local ingredients and enhanced by the skills and imagination of executive chef/owner, Stuart Gray, Coco Bistro stands out as a ‘must visit’ by visitors and residents.
Sail Provo is the ultimate sailing experience with all kinds of different cruises around Turks and Caicos. Sail Provo offers half-day, full-day, and sunset cruises with seven different wonderful excursions planned. If you have dreamed of sailing around the islands on a custom made catamaran, Sail Provo is an excellent option for you.
Take a horseback ride along the beach with Provo Ponies. Located on the southeast end of the island of Providencials, Provo Ponies takes you on a ride along some trails and then on to Long Bay Beach. This two to three hour ride is a great way to see the Long Bay Beach and an excellent opportunity to catch those once in a lifetime photos. Reservations are required.
Photo by Dripps on Flickr.
Float high above the ocean while looking down on Grace Bay Beach while you parasail across the bay. Parasailing can be fun and offer breathtaking views of the bay and of the turquoise waters below. Parasail operators are typically available from 8:30 am to sunset. This is an adventure, have fun!