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 your own pace, you will find 5 rental agencies that can help make it happen. Those wanting to get more information about this topic can do so by clicking on this link.


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 services and at least 20 interesting dive sites to choose from. To navigate to our page about diving in this area, see this page.


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

If you have some fishing fanatics in your group, they're in luck -- 7 charter fishing services are located in this area. To see our page about deep sea fishing, read this page.


Provo Golf & Country Club

If you're an avid golfer you probably realize Providenciales isn't overloaded with golf greens. Nevertheless, there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. Furthermore, you can visit this page if you're seeking more facts about golfing throughout Turks and Caicos.

Sailing and Boating

The chart right below lists some key facts concerning local providers that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Providenciales
Name Phone Location
Barefoot Custom Charters (649) 232-7447 1.2 mi. East of Central Grace Bay
Big Blue Unlimited (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Caicos Dream Tours (649) 231-7274 1.1 mi. West-Southwest 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 0.8 mi. West of Central Grace Bay
Kenard Cruises (649) 332-3866 Five Cays Settlements
Ocean Outback (649) 231-0824 4.4 mi. South of Central Blue Hills
Shoreline Adventures (649) 333-4455 1.3 mi. West-Southwest 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 reading about charter operators and local marinas go to this article.


If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they can have some fun exploring some of the area's 56 retail shops. If you're interested in learning about shopping on Providenciales, you can do so on this page.


Northwest Point National Park

Sightseeing is also a great option for anyone visiting Providenciales. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Assuming you like the open air will frequently enjoy the botanical gardens and other natural attractions. To read more about area sightseeing attractions, navigate to this page.

Review this table to find out more about a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services On Providenciales
Name Type Phone Location
Alexandra Resort Caicos Dream Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 941-4675 1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay
Big Blue Unlimited Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Caicos Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 231-0006 Five Cays Settlements
Five Flamingoes Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 231-3483 Five Cays Settlements
Lucayan Ventures Travel and Tour Operators (649) 941-8069 Five Cays Settlements
Provo Sand & Sea Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-5778 Five Cays Settlements


If you like to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so off the coast of Providenciales. You can learn more about opportunities to go snorkeling here.


Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 5 spas in this area. Read this extended discussion dedicated to spas in the area if you're seeking more information.


Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 8 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of 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
Miramar Resort Central Providenciales 2 check

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

Other Activities

The chart directly below enables you to learn information about other activities.

Other Activities On Providenciales
Name Type Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited Snorkeling Tour Operator (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Caicos Adventures Snorkeling Tour Operator (649) 941-3346 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay
Devon's Mega Fitness Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-8014 Five Cays Settlements
Fitness in Turks Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 441-1990 Providenciales
Reef Peepers Watersports Operator (649) 941-8605 Five Cays Settlements
Reef Peepers Snorkeling Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (649) 941-8605 Central Providenciales
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
The Athletic Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-8686 0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay
Turks & Caicos Miniature Golf Club Miniature Golf Course (649) 941-4653 Five Cays Settlements

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