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 considering seeing the sights with the wind in your face, you will encounter 5 rental agencies that can help make it happen. For more information about this topic, navigate to this article concerning options for renting a bike or scooter.

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.

You'll find 10 dive services and at least 20 different dive sites to choose from. For a detailed look at diving opportunities in this area check out this page.

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 popular in this area, as suggested by the existence of 6 charter fishing services that operate from this area. You can read this extended discussion concerning fishing in the area if you want additional facts.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

If there are some golfers in your group, you may already know that Providenciales isn't overloaded with golf greens. Nevertheless, there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. Those wanting to get more information concerning golf throughout the Turks and Caicos can do so by clicking here.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

More information about local providers that can help you get out on the water can be seen here:

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'd like to read about charter operators and marinas check out this page.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they might want to know that there are at least 35 retailers in this area. If you want to know more about shopping on Providenciales, you can do so by following this link.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

Another great option is discovering the area's sights and natural environment. Among other sights, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Navigate here to check out our discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.

The following table summarizes some key facts concerning 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 a watery world sounds fun there's good news -- you'll have the chance in the waters surrounding Providenciales. To learn more about snorkeling opportunities, check out this page.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa might be the highlight of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 5 spas that operate in this area. Visit this article which is all about spas in the area if you'd like to find out additional facts.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

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

The following information may help with you make a decision. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to read 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 example, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The following table offers some key facts regarding 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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