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 riding in the open air, there are a few places that can help make it happen. Read this extended discussion about bike and scooter rentals if you need additional specifics.

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. Anyone needing to get more details 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.

If there are some fishing fanatics traveling with you, they're in luck -- they can catch some fish with one of the 6 charter operators in this area. To get more information on deep sea fishing in this area, visit this page.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

Like golf? Providenciales isn't quite a golfer's paradise, but there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. To navigate to our detailed guide to golfing throughout the Turks and Caicos, navigate to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

The following table lists more information about area firms that can help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Providenciales
Name Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited (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 want to read about marinas and charter operators use this link.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they may be interested to know that there are more than 57 retail stores to browse in this area. Visit this page if you want detailed information on shopping on Providenciales.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

Yet another great activity is to enjoy the area's interesting sights. Sights of interest to visitors include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. You can read this extended discussion concerning area sightseeing attractions if you want to learn more details.

Check the following chart for a listing of a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

Sightseeing Services On Providenciales
Name Type Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-5034 2.4 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Caicos Cyclery Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 941-7544 Grace Bay, Eastern part of Providenciales
Caicos Dream Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 231-7274 1.2 mi. West-Southwest 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

Snorkeling

Caicos Cyclery Tours

If you are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so in the waters surrounding Providenciales. For a more comprehensive look at local snorkeling opportunities, go to this page.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Going to a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 7 spas that operate in this area. Use this link to find our article about this topic.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

If you like playing tennis your best bet is 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. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful 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

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

Other Activities

The following table lists information about 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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