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.
Located on the island of Providenciales, close to Grace Bay, Babalua Beach is on the East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Many of the other beaches in Turks and Caicos are known for being soothing, less-traveled spots along the coast. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, others crave the action and variety present at beaches like Babalua 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.
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.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.
Since Babalua Beach is located in an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.
This beach is positioned on the East coast of Providenciales; it's located near attractions like The Turkcaician Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.
Historical attractions like Cheshire Hall offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Babalua Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Turks and Caicos' past, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is one and a quarter miles from this site of historical interest.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|The Turkcaician Gallery||Art Gallery||1.1 mi.||W||Providenciales|
|Art Gallery||1.2 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|
|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|
The town ofis close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.
Vacationers trying to find a place to stay near Babalua Beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the following table.
|Miramar Resort||0.5 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Turtle Cove Inn||0.5 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Queen Angel Resort||0.6 mi.||ESE||Resort|
|La Vista Azul||--||--||Resort|
|Turks And Caicos Club||1.8 mi.||E||Hotel|
|West Bay Club||--||--||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|
When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Tiki Hut. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.
|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|
|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|
|(649) 941-3533||Chinese, Jamaican||Informal||0.6 mi.||W|
|Macky's Cafe||(649) 941-3640||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||W|
|(649) 941-8724||Eclectic||Very Casual||1.5 mi.||ESE|
|(649) 941-3274||Japanese||Very Casual||1.5 mi.||ESE|
|--||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.7 mi.||WSW|
Providenciales has many nice beaches, so if Babalua Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.
Another option worth considering is Turtle Cove Beach, which is located a quarter mile away.
Perhaps Babalua Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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