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 will find several beaches to choose from in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for visitors who are so inclined. You can click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that part of the coast.

A local beach where snorkeling is popular is Grace Bay Beach. Grace Bay Beach is often considered one of the best in the Caribbean for its perfect blue waters and powdery white sands, and in 2013, TripAdvisor went so far as to name it the second best beach in the world. The beach reclaimed this title in 2014, proving its consistency.

A second place that beach-goers can consider is Long Bay Beach. You can find Long Bay Beach just one street south of Man of War Road West. A paved, but bumpy road, leads right to the sand.

The Bight Beach: A popular beach for those outside Grace Bay, the Bight Beach is known for it eclectic mix of secluded and developed area. Some parts of Bight Beach has the sand full of rocks, while others have the sand full of beach chairs.

These examples are just a few of the options. Click this link to view our page regarding beaches for Grace Bay.

Historical Sites

Caicos Heritage House

If you like to explore the history of foreign countries, you should consider visiting a historical site during your stay.

A common landmark for vacationers is Caicos Heritage House. It is located in 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.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Cheshire Hall. It is located 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.

Take a look at the following table for a list of sites of historical interest in and around Grace Bay.

Historic Sites In and Around Grace Bay
Name Phone Location
Caicos Heritage House (649) 941-5358 0.9 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay
Cheshire Hall (649) 941-5710 Five Cays Settlements, 5.0 mi. West of Central Grace Bay

Caves

Even though most vacationers have heard about the region's beaches, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is The Hole. It is found 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

Guests may also enjoy one of the botanical gardens nearby.

The gardens you'll be able to find are provided down 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 thought of spending some time surrounded by animals sounds like fun, consider visiting Caicos Conch Farm. The Caicos Conch Farm puts on a tour for all the visitors, who will be able to ask questions and hold various conch at different times in their life cycle. Additionally, the gift shop is home to a variety of conch related gifts like pearls, shells, and jewelry.

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

Casinos

People don't usually come to Grace Bay to gamble, but there is one to check out, 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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