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

There are several beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for visitors who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that section of the coast.

A beach that's good for snorkeling 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.

Another location 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: Many of the visitors coming to this beach will simply walk from their hotel or villa. However, if you will be driving, you can find parking right at the beach.

These examples are only some of the options worth consideration You can learn more by following this link.

Historical Sites

Caicos Heritage House

In case you like to immerse yourself in the history of a foreign country, you should consider visiting a historical site while vacationing in Grace Bay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Caicos Heritage House. It is located within 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 within 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 this table for a listing of historical sites 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

Although most tourists come for the region's beaches, 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 visit one of the botanical gardens nearby.

The gardens worth considering can be seen right 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 go to Grace Bay to find gambling, but 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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