Activities on Providenciales

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The hub of tourism in Turks and Caicos, Providenciales has been rapidly developed in the last few decades, and the transformation from quiet island to top resort island continues.  While there is a lot of life to this island, some quiet out-of-the-way spots still exist, and there are plenty of activities available no matter which area you choose to visit.

It is hard to say what the top activity on the island is, though it probably has something to do with the sea.  Thanks to the barrier reef, snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing are constants, though simply relaxing on the beach or doing some jet skiing and parasailing are popular.  On land, sightseeing will bring visitors to several cultural museums, protected national parks, and historic plantation homes.  And you can't discount the shopping, the golfing, or the spa treatments that keep many tourists happy and relaxed on a daily basis.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Outside of Grace Bay, renting a bike or scooter on Providenciales might not be the best option. However, if you are looking for a scenic ride down the long coast, then there is no better way than the openness of a bicycle or scooter.

If you are intrigued by the idea of sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will encounter multiple different businesses that can help make it happen. Those wanting to get more information concerning this topic can do so here.

Diving

Providenciales Diving

As the most developed island of the Turks and Caicos, you can expect plenty services for divers looking to enjoy the nation's pasttime.

There are 10 dive operators and at least 20 good dive sites to choose from. If you need to learn more concerning diving opportunities in this area, can do so by clicking here.

Fishing

BITE ME Sport Fishing

Surrounded by some prime deep sea fishing spots, Providenciales is quickly growing as a popular destination for traveling fishermen.

Fishing is a popular activity here, as suggested by the existence of 6 charter fishing services located in this area. To read more about deep sea fishing in this area, check out this page.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

Like golf? Providenciales isn't exactly flooded with golf greens, but there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. In addition, you can visit this extended discussion if you want to discover additional details about golfing throughout the Turks and Caicos.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

Additional information about local providers that can help you spend some time on the open water can be seen in the following chart:

Boating Opportunities On Providenciales
Name Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited Boating (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Caribbean Cruisin Charters (649) 231-4191 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Catch the Wave Charters (649) 941-3047 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Chukka Caribbean Adventures (877) 424-8552 Central Providenciales
Island Vibes Tours (649) 231-8423 Central Providenciales
Kenard Cruises (649) 332-3866 Five Cays Settlements
Ocean Outback (649) 333-0824 4.4 mi. South of Central Blue Hills
Silly Creek Water Sports (649) 432-9455 4.5 mi. South of Central Blue Hills
Sun Charters (649) 231-0624 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Undersea Explorer (649) 231-0006 Central Providenciales
White Sands Private Charters (954) 769-0015 1.3 mi. South West of Central Blue Hills

If you're interested in learning about charter operators and area marinas go to this page.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

If you have some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they can browse some of the area's 35 retail stores. Follow this link to view our guide to shopping on Providenciales.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

Sightseeing is also a great option for anyone visiting Providenciales. Among other sights, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Click to check out our discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.

Glance through the table just below to read more about a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

Sightseeing Services On Providenciales
Name Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited Tours (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Caicos Cyclery Tours (649) 941-7544 Grace Bay, Eastern part of Providenciales
Caicos Dream Tours (649) 231-7274 1.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay
Caicos Tours (649) 231-0006 Five Cays Settlements
Five Flamingoes Tour (649) 231-3483 Five Cays Settlements

Snorkeling

Caicos Cyclery Tours

If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters off the coast of Providenciales. Navigate here to visit our article about local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 5 spas in this area. Visit this article regarding spas in the area if you're interested in learning additional specifics.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. You can view the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Providenciales
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay 2 check
Ocean Club West 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Grace Bay 3 check
Seven Stars Resort 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay 2 check
Club Med Turkoise 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay 8 check
Alexandra Resort 1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay 2 check
Amanyara Western part of Providenciales 2 check
Ocean Club Resort 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay 2 check

For instance, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Check out this table for details on other activities.

Other Activities On Providenciales
Name Type Phone Location
Devon's Mega Fitness Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-8014 Five Cays Settlements
Splash Kayak Eco Adventures Jet Ski Rental Service (649) 941-8075 The Bight
Sun And Fun Seaports Jet Ski Rental Service (649) 946-5724 Five Cays Settlements
Tci Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-3311 Central Providenciales
Turks & Caicos Miniature Golf Club Miniature Golf Course (649) 941-4653 Five Cays Settlements
Wrightfully Fit Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-3300 0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay
 

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