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 sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, there are a few places that can help. Navigate to this extended discussion dedicated to bike and scooter rentals if you need more details.

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 services and at least 20 different dive sites in the area. Readers can obtain more information concerning scuba diving in this area, can do so by clicking on this link.

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 you have some experienced anglers in your group, they'll be pleased to know they can go fishing with one of the 6 charter operators in this area. To visit our page about deep sea fishing, navigate to this page.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? Providenciales isn't exactly overrun with golf greens, but the area does have a course. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. Moreover, you can take advantage of this extended discussion if you want additional information concerning golf courses throughout Turks and Caicos.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

The table just below lists some details regarding area firms that will enable you to get out 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
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 nearby marinas and charter operators follow this link.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

If you are traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they can have some fun exploring a few of the area's 57 retail stores. If you'd like to read more about shopping on Providenciales, you can do so by clicking on this link.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

Sightseeing is another great option for visitors to Providenciales. Sights in the area include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Visit this extended discussion concerning area sightseeing attractions if you want to learn more information.

The chart just below provides you with some key facts concerning a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

Sightseeing Services On Providenciales
Name Type Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-5034 2.3 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 enjoy underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you'll have the chance in the waters off the coast of Providenciales. Make your way to this page dedicated to snorkeling if you'd like better specifics.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 7 different spas in this area. To find out more about the options, click this link.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name 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 example, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The table right below shows some details concerning 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
Reef Peepers Watersports Operator (649) 941-8605 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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