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, there are multiple different rental agencies that can help you. You can go to this page about bike and scooter rentals if you want to discover more 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 to choose from. To read our guide to scuba diving in this area, click 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.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as suggested by the existence of 6 charter fishing services that operate from this area. For more information on deep sea fishing in this area, navigate to this page.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

Like to golf? Providenciales isn't overloaded with golf greens, but the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. Follow this link to see our extended discussion of golf courses throughout the Turks and Caicos.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

The chart below lists information on local providers that can help you enjoy some time on the 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 Central Providenciales
Kenard Cruises (649) 332-3866 Five Cays Settlements
Ocean Outback (649) 333-0824 4.4 mi. South 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) 432-0006 Central Providenciales
White Sands Private Charters (954) 769-0015 1.3 mi. South West of Central Blue Hills

If you're interested in learning about local marinas and charter options follow this link.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

If you're vacationing with some shopping fanatics they can explore some of the 35 retail shops in the area. Click here to find our article concerning shopping on Providenciales.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

Another great option is to explore the area's sights and natural beauty. Sights of interest to visitors include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. To reach our page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, check out this page.

Information about a firm that will help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen right 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) 432-0006 Central Providenciales
Five Flamingoes Tour (649) 231-3483 Five Cays Settlements

Snorkeling

Caicos Cyclery Tours

If you enjoy sightseeing underwater there's good news -- you'll have the chance in the waters off the coast of Providenciales. For more information about snorkeling, read this article concerning possibilities for snorkeling.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 5 different spas in this area. You can find more details concerning this topic can do so by going to this page.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning 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

Information about a few other activities are listed in the following chart.

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
Turks & Caicos Miniature Golf Club Miniature Golf Course (649) 941-4653 Five Cays Settlements
Wrightfully Fit Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-3300 0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay
 

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