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 a few businesses that can help. Navigate to this article which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you want to find additional facts.

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 operators and at least 20 interesting dive sites to choose from. Click to check out our page about 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 avid fishermen traveling with you, they're in luck -- they can catch some fish with one of the 6 charter operators in this area. For more in formation concerning deep sea fishing in this area, check out this page.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

Like to golf? Providenciales isn't overloaded with golf greens, but there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. To visit our page about golf courses throughout the Turks and Caicos, click here.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

View the following chart to find out more about area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open 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 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 charter operators and marinas click this link.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

If you're going to be traveling with some avid shoppers they might enjoy browsing some of the 57 retail stores in the area. To read about opportunities for shopping on Providenciales, check out this page.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

Sightseeing is also a popular activity for visitors to Providenciales. Sights in the area include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Anyone who needs to find more details about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by following this link.

You can look through the following chart for details on 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 Tours 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 love snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so off the coast of Providenciales. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, click this link.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Going to a spa might be the highlight of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 7 different spas in this area. You can go to this extended discussion which is all about spas in the area if you want to find additional specifics.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has 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 tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read 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 instance, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Look through this table for 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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