Babalua Beach

Another of Providenciales' less visited beaches, Babalua Beach offers visitors the ability to relax in the warm sun while watching boats make their approach into the nearby marina. Additionally, snorkelers will be able to enjoy the protected waters off the beach where fish and coral can be found.

Situated toward the center of the island of Providenciales, in the general vicinity of Grace Bay, Babalua Beach is on the East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Many of the beaches in Turks and Caicos are quiet and secluded, but the ambiance at Babalua Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach
Bubalua Beach is located just west of Turtle Cove Marina. However, to get to the beach you will need to drive a bit further west down Leeward Highway and turn right on Cherokee Road. The road then splits, continuing Cherokee Road on the right, or onto International Drive on the left. Both go to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Babalua Beach, like much of the north coast, features some remarkably white sand freckled with rocks and seashells. Those who want to walk along the beach may want to wear shoes or sandals to protect their feet form these shells and rocks. However, other than that and a few patches of grass, the beach offers nothing to disrupt a peaceful outing.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Remember to take into account that the immediate vicinity around Babalua Beach is is a much-visited area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the East coast of Providenciales; it's located near attractions like The Turkcaician Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Turks and Caicos, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Cheshire Hall, which is a walk or a short cab ride away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Babalua Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 1.1 mi. W Providenciales
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 1.2 mi. WSW Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 2.0 mi. E Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 3.0 mi. E Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 3.7 mi. E Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 3.8 mi. E Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.0 mi. SW Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 4.2 mi. E Providenciales
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 4.7 mi. E Providenciales
Northwest Point National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.1 mi. NW Providenciales

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is in a fairly touristed area, it is not usually that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors looking to get a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Babalua Beach.

Accommodations near Babalua Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Turtle Cove Inn 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Queen Angel Resort 0.6 mi. ESE Resort
La Vista Azul -- -- Resort
West Bay Club 1.6 mi. E Hotel
Turks And Caicos Club 1.8 mi. E Hotel
Coral Gardens 1.9 mi. E Resort
Tyler Cottages 2.1 mi. E Cottages
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 2.4 mi. E Resort
Alexandra Resort 2.7 mi. E Resort
The Palms Turks and Caicos 2.8 mi. E Resort

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Tiki Hut. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Babalua Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tiki Hut (649) 941-5341 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. E
Magnolia Wine Bar & Restaurant (649) 941-5108 International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. ESE
Mis Amigos (649) 946-4229 Mexican Informal -- --
Sharkbite Bar & Grill (649) 941-5090 Eclectic Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
Top'O The Cove Deli (649) 946-4694 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Baci Ristorante (649) 941-3044 Italian Informal 0.5 mi. E
Beach House Restaurant (649) 946-5800 Caribbean, French Informal 0.6 mi. E
Chinson Grill Shack (649) 941-3533 Caribbean, Chinese Informal 0.6 mi. W
Macky's Cafe (649) 941-3640 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Corner Cafe (649) 941-8724 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. ESE
Matsuri Sushi Bar (649) 941-3274 Japanese Very Casual 1.5 mi. ESE
Stix (649) 946-8550 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.6 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Babalua Beach on Providenciales.

You might also want to visit Turtle Cove Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Babalua Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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