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 experiencing the wind in your face, you will find multiple different places that can help make it happen. Use this link to see our guide to 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.

You'll find 10 dive services and at least 20 different dive sites to choose from. Click here to check out our article about scuba diving in this area.

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 fishing fanatics traveling with you, they're in luck -- they can go fishing with one of the 7 charter operators in this area. Those wanting to get more details about fishing in this area can do so here.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

Like to golf? Providenciales isn't exactly flooded with golf greens, but there is one golf course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. To read our full guide to golf courses throughout Turks and Caicos, check out this page.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

The following chart provides more information about local providers that can help you get out on the 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're interested in learning about local marinas and charter options read this page.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

If your group includes some people who enjoy exploring new shops they might enjoy visiting a few of the area's 57 retail stores. Make your way to this page if you'd like to find out about shopping on Providenciales.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

Another great option is exploring the area's interesting sights. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Travelers who like the open air frequently enjoy spending some time at the botanical gardens and other natural attractions. Anyone who needs to find more details about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking here.

The table directly below lists some key facts regarding a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the 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 like the idea of going snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance along the coast of Providenciales. Those wanting to find out more concerning opportunities to go snorkeling on this page.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Going to a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 8 spas located in this area. Navigate here to read our page about this topic.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel that has 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. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name 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 example, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Details concerning lots of other activities are summarized down below.

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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