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 on the island of Providenciales, near Grace Bay, Babalua Beach is on the East edge of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're 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 be too far removed from the city's activity.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Since Babalua Beach happens to be located in an active, busy area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the East coast of Providenciales; the area hosts attractions such as The Turkcaician Gallery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're intrigued by Turks and Caicos' history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the nearest historical attractions is Cheshire Hall, which is not a great distance from the shore, and is accessible in a taxi or on foot.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Turks and Caicos. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers looking for a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels to pick from nearby. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's listed below.

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
Airport Inn 2.1 mi. W Hotel
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 2.4 mi. E Resort
Alexandra Resort 2.7 mi. E Resort

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Tiki Hut. This restaurant has Caribbean food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

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

Other Beaches

Providenciales has several beautiful beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also enjoy Turtle Cove Beach, located a quarter mile to the east-northeast.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Turks and Caicos; then again, Babalua Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.