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 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.

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 good dive sites in the area. For more information about scuba diving in this area visit this page.

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 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.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

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.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

The following chart has some details on local providers that can help you enjoy some time 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
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.

Shopping

Caicos Cyclery Shop

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.

Sightseeing

Caicos Heritage House

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.

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 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.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

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.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

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.

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 many other activities are shown directly 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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