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.
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.
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.
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.
The chart right below lists some key facts concerning local providers that will help you spend some time on the open water.
|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.
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.
|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|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(649) 231-3483||Five Cays Settlements|
|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.
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.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa||1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay||2|
|Ocean Club West||0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Grace Bay||3|
|Seven Stars Resort||2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||2|
|Club Med Turkoise||0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||8|
|Alexandra Resort||1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay||2|
|Amanyara||Western part of Providenciales||2|
|Ocean Club Resort||0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||2|
|Miramar Resort||Central Providenciales||2|
For instance, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
The chart directly below enables you to learn information about other activities.
|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|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(649) 941-8014||Five Cays Settlements|
|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|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(649) 941-8075||The Bight|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||(649) 946-5724||Five Cays Settlements|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(649) 941-3311||Central Providenciales|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(649) 941-8686||0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay|
|Miniature Golf Course||(649) 941-4653||Five Cays Settlements|
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