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 like the idea of sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will find 5 places that can help make it happen. Anyone who needs to get more information concerning this topic can do so by clicking here.
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 good dive sites in the area. For more information about scuba diving in this area visit 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 avid fishermen in your group, they'll be pleased to know 7 charter fishing services are located in this area. To learn about more deep sea fishing in this area, click this link.
If you or someone traveling with you likes to play golf you may realize Providenciales isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end. However, there is one golf course in the area. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. Those needing to obtain more information concerning golf courses throughout Turks and Caicos can do so by going to this page.
The following chart has some details on local providers that can help you enjoy some time on the 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|
|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 area marinas go to this article.
If you're vacationing with some shopping aficionados they can check out some of the area's 57 retail shops. For information on opportunities for shopping on Providenciales, visit this page.
Yet another great option for visitors is exploring the area's sights and natural beauty. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Vacationers who enjoy being outside will often enjoy spending some time at the botanical gardens and other natural attractions. To reach our complete page about attractions, click here.
Take a minute to read this table to learn more about a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.
|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|
|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 the idea of going snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have the chance off the coast of Providenciales. Visit this extended discussion about snorkeling if you need additional information.
Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 8 spas located in this area. Navigate to this article concerning spas in the area if you'd like to find out more facts.
If you like to play tennis 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 information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning 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|
For example, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Details concerning many other activities are shown directly below.
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||(649) 941-8014||Five Cays Settlements|
|Reef Peepers||Watersports Operator||(649) 941-8605||Five Cays Settlements|
|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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