Attractions on Providenciales

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At 28 square miles, Providenciales is the third largest island of the Turks and Caicos chain.  You can travel from one end of the island to the other and find plenty to keep you busy from museums and historic landmarks, to beaches and parks.  There is even a single casino for those who enjoy playing games of chance.

Beaches

Grace Bay Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that individual beach.

If you are hoping to snorkel, a beach offering that option is Grace Bay Beach. Grace Bay Beach is often considered one of the best in the Caribbean for its perfect blue waters and powdery white sands, and in 2013, TripAdvisor went so far as to name it the second best beach in the world. The beach reclaimed this title in 2014, proving its consistency.

Attractions Map

Another good choice for those who enjoy snorkeling is Blue Haven Beach. Leeward Beach makes up roughly the entire Northeast coast. Following any of the coastal will suffice in finding one of the beach's designated parking areas.

Davy Bight Beach: A long dirt road snakes its way right to the sandy beach, and visitors can park just steps from the shore.

These examples are just a few of the choices you'll find. To read a more detailed discussion of beaches, click here.

Historical Sites

Caicos Heritage House

Do you like learning about the history of places you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical sites during your time on Providenciales.

One popular destination is Caicos Heritage House. It can be found at The Regent Village and located in Grace Bay, Providenciales. Part of the Turks and Caicos National Museum, the Caicos Heritage House is an authentic replica of what would have been a typical island dwelling in the 1800s. Visitors can explore the grounds of the exhibit and get an idea of what life was like two centuries ago.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Cheshire Hall. It is situated in Five Cays Settlements, in central Providenciales. Along the tour of the ruins there will be information placards that guest can read to get a better idea of what they are looking at. Additionally, the staff have taken some time to mark and describe some of the plants that are native to the area, creating a type of history-botanical garden mix.

Wades Green Plantation: There are no set business hours at Wades Green. They are typically open from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Check the table just below to read more about historical sites on and near Providenciales.

Historic Sites On and Near Providenciales
Name Phone Location Island
Caicos Heritage House (649) 941-5358 0.7 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay Providenciales
Cheshire Hall (649) 941-5710 Five Cays Settlements, Central Providenciales Providenciales
Wades Green Plantation (649) 946-5710 North Caicos

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Northwest Point National Park

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation under the open sky? You might be happy to find out that the island has two different nature preserves on it.

Northwest Point National Park is a nature preserve found in northwestern Providenciales. One of the most important natural attractions on Providenciales, this property actually consists of Northwest Point Marine Natural Park and Northwest Point Pond Nature Reserve. Touring both sides of the reserve is a great way to spend a few hours of your day.

Glance through the table just below to read more about nature preserves .

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Providenciales
Name Type Location
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.8 mi. South of Central Blue Hills
Northwest Point National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.2 mi. Northwest of Central Blue Hills

Caves

Even though most people visiting the area are attracted by the region's beaches, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is The Hole. It is located in Bringamosa, Providenciales. <p>The Hole is just that -- a hole in the ground on the island of Providenciales from which visitors are lowered down by rope to swim in the waters of Long Bay. This can be dangerous, so only the adventurous need apply.</p>

Zoos and Aquariums

Caicos Conch Farm

If the idea of spending some time with interesting animals tickles your fancy, you should visit Caicos Conch Farm. The Caicos Conch Farm puts on a tour for all the visitors, who will be able to ask questions and hold various conch at different times in their life cycle. Additionally, the gift shop is home to a variety of conch related gifts like pearls, shells, and jewelry.

Zoos On Providenciales
Name Type Location Island/th>
Caicos Conch Farm Zoo 2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grace Bay Providenciales

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Providenciales are provided in the following table.

Land Formations On Providenciales
Name Type Location
Bermudian Harbour Bay Bay 1.7 mi. South of Central Five Cays Settlements
Bonefish Point Point Western part of Providenciales
Bristol Hill Point Point Southeastern part of Providenciales
Cooper Jack Point Point Southern part of Providenciales
Crist Point Point 3.1 mi. East of Central Grace Bay
Extreme Point Point 2.5 mi. South of Central Grace Bay
Juba Point Point 2.8 mi. South of Central Grace Bay
Long Point Point Central Providenciales
Mule Point Point 4.7 mi. Northwest of Central Blue Hills
North West Point Point 5.4 mi. Northwest of Central Blue Hills
Ocean Point Point Southwestern part of Providenciales
Pelican Point Point Western part of Providenciales
Port Of Providenciales Harbour Southwestern part of Providenciales
Proggin' Bay Bay Western part of Providenciales
Sam Bay Bay Western part of Providenciales
Sapodilla Bay Bay Southwestern part of Providenciales
Sapodilla Hill Point Point Southwestern part of Providenciales
Taylor Bay Bay Southwestern part of Providenciales
West Harbour Harbour Western part of Providenciales
Wiley Point Point Western part of Providenciales

Casinos

The Turks and Caicos Casinos

Travelers do not usually stay on Providenciales to gamble, but there is one to check out, Casablanca Casino. <p>Experience the thrill of the game when you place a bet and lay it all out on the line at Casablanca Casino in Grace Bay. There are 12 game tables, featuring Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Poker, and Roulette; and 85 slot machines with betting starting as low as one penny. Whether you're playing the games or enjoying a drink at the bar, the night is always young at Casablanca.</p>

 

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