Grace Bay Attractions

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Before the island of Providenciales became a popular tourist destination in its own right, and long before Grace Bay turned into the luxury resort strip that we see today, there was one attraction in the area that stood out among them all: the Bight.  Today it remains an important sight to see, and tourists are adding more and more to their list of must see spots in Grace Bay each time they visit.

Beaches

Grace Bay Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

If you like to snorkel, a beach providing that option is Grace Bay Beach. This twelve mile beach on the northeast coast of the island will thrill guests with its soft white sands and sparkling waters. Grace Bay Beach, a popular spot, is known as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, however, its length makes it easy to find a secluded spot and lounge along the shore.

Another alternative worth considering is Long Bay Beach. The main attractions on Providenciales are the beaches with their stunning sands and waters that are perfect for playing in, and Long Bay Beach offers both. Its seclusion, however, is one of the main attractions.

The Bight Beach: There is a bit to see at the Bight Beach. The beach is more natural than Grace Bay, and beach fauna will be easy to spot for anyone exploring the area.

These are just a few of the available choices. Go to this article if you want to learn additional facts.

Historical Sites

Caicos Heritage House

Like exploring the historical roots of the places you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your vacation.

Many travelers choose to visit Caicos Heritage House. It is situated at The Regent Village and found within the heart of Grace Bay. Part of the Turks and Caicos National Museum, the Caicos Heritage House is an authentic replica of what would have been a typical island dwelling in the 1800s. Visitors can explore the grounds of the exhibit and get an idea of what life was like two centuries ago.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Cheshire Hall. It is found in Five Cays Settlements, 5.0 mi. West of central Grace Bay. Tours are offered of the plantation Monday through Saturday from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

Check the chart below for a list of historic sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Grace Bay
Name Phone Location
Caicos Heritage House (649) 941-5358 Central Grace Bay
Cheshire Hall (649) 941-5710 Five Cays Settlements, 5.0 mi. West of Central Grace Bay

Caves

Although most travelers have heard about the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is The Hole. It is located in Bringamosa, 1.5 mi. South of central Grace Bay. <p>The Hole is just that -- a hole in the ground on the island of Providenciales from which visitors are lowered down by rope to swim in the waters of Long Bay. This can be dangerous, so only the adventurous need apply.</p>

Botanical Gardens

Visitors can also experience one of the botanical gardens nearby.

The gardens worth considering are summarized below.

Gardens Near Grace Bay
Name Type Location
Tropical Garden Botanical Garden None, 5.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay
White House Coral Gardens Botanical Garden None, 5.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay

Zoos and Aquariums

Caicos Conch Farm

If the idea of passing some time with interesting animals sounds like fun, you should visit Caicos Conch Farm. If you ever wanted to learn more about conchs, then this very specialized animal farm is definitely the place for you. Complete with a knowledgeable tour guide and hands-on exhibit, this little attraction can be very interesting.

Zoos Near Grace Bay
Name Type Location Island/th>
Caicos Conch Farm Zoo 2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grace Bay Providenciales

Casinos

Vacationers do not generally stay in Grace Bay to find gambling, although there is one such venue, Casablanca Casino. <p>Experience the thrill of the game when you place a bet and lay it all out on the line at Casablanca Casino in Grace Bay. There are 12 game tables, featuring Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Poker, and Roulette; and 85 slot machines with betting starting as low as one penny. Whether you're playing the games or enjoying a drink at the bar, the night is always young at Casablanca.</p>

 

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