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 thinking about exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are 4 places that can help make it happen. Click here to see our discussion of bike and scooter rentals.

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 interesting dive sites in the area. Those needing to find out more concerning diving opportunities in this area, can do so 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.

Avid fishermen love this area, as indicated by the presence of 6 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Visit this article which is all about fishing in the area if you're seeking more specifics.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

If you enjoy playing golf you may already know that Providenciales isn't necessarily a golfing paradise. Still, there is one golf course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. For a more comprehensive look at golf courses throughout the Turks and Caicos click here.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

Be sure to look through the table just below to see firms that can help you spend some time on the open water.

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 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'd like to read about charter operators and local marinas visit this page.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping in your group, they can explore a few of the 43 retail stores in the area. Read this extended discussion if you want detailed information on shopping on Providenciales.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

Another great way to spend some of your time is to discover the area's sights and natural beauty. The area features a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. To learn more about area sightseeing attractions, go to this article.

Details concerning a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found directly below.

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
Provo Sand & Sea Tours (649) 946-5778 Five Cays Settlements

Snorkeling

Caicos Cyclery Tours

If you like the idea of going snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so along the coast of Providenciales. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 6 spas that operate in this area. Those wanting to find more details about this topic can do so here.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

If you want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read 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

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

Other Activities

The table below lists some details 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
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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