Five Cays Bay

Five Cays is one of three main centers of population on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos island chain. Within this area is Five Cays Bay, where visitors can find occasion to get away from their busy days sightseeing and relax along the shore.

How to Access The Beach
As the nearby side road turns into a sandy dead end, visitors will find an excuse to park their car, hop out, and head down another sandy stretch to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Five Cays Bay is not overly populated, but just by the nature of being located in one of the more populous areas of the island is does see more traffic than some other beaches. The shoreline is comprised of white powdery sand, while the waters are so light blue they verge on being called clear. The bay is not known for high intensity waves, though a bit of body surfing may be possible. Note that stray potcake dogs are common along this stretch of sand.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Five Cays Bay. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Still, try to realize that even if you will be able to find at least one or two amenities on-site at Five Cays Bay, it is found within an area that sees many visitors. Taking that into consideration, if your ideal vacation means the amenities are a crucial feature, it'll likely be a good reason to make it there earlier in the morning before the other tourists come or try a beach away from the major areas. If not, you may miss the opportunity to use the amenities which this beach has to offer.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Turks and Caicos; it will be near other attractions like Cheshire Hall, which is one and an eighth miles away.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Turks & Caicos National Museum, a lovely museum found five miles to the east-northeast, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Turks and Caicos. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Five Cays Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 1.1 NNE Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.9 SW Providenciales
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 5.0 ENE Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 5.0 ENE Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 5.5 ENE Providenciales

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Those hoping to find a place to stay near the beach won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Five Cays Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Harbour Club 2.2 mi. E Villa complex
La Vista Azul -- -- Resort
Queen Angel Resort 2.4 mi. NE Resort
West Bay Club 3.4 mi. ENE Hotel
Coral Gardens Resort 3.7 mi. ENE Resort
Windsong Resort 3.7 mi. ENE Resort
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 4.2 mi. ENE Resort
Alexandra Resort 4.6 mi. ENE Resort
The Palms Turks and Caicos 4.7 mi. ENE Resort
The Somerset On Grace Bay 4.8 mi. ENE Hotel

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Pizza Pizza. The restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. They are also known for their pizza. It'll be found a half mile away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Five Cays Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pizza Pizza (649) 941-8010 Italian -- 0.4 mi. NE
Gilley's Cafe (649) 946-4472 American, Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. NW
Hole In The Wall Restaurant (649) 941-4136 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
Sweet T's -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
Mackey's Cafe (649) 246-1881 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. NNE
Chinson Grill Shack (649) 941-3533 Caribbean, Chinese Informal 1.6 mi. NE
Top'O The Cove Deli (649) 946-4694 Eclectic Very Casual 2.0 mi. ENE
Las Brisas (649) 946-5306 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 2.3 mi. SW
Magnolia Wine Bar & Restaurant (649) 941-5108 International Fine Dining 2.3 mi. NE
Sharkbite Bar & Grill (649) 941-5090 Eclectic Very Casual 2.5 mi. NE
Baci Ristorante (649) 941-3044 Italian Informal 2.5 mi. NE
Beach House Restaurant (649) 946-5800 Caribbean, French Informal 2.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, Five Cays Bay is just one of many beaches you might like in Turks and Caicos.

Another location you may want to try is Thompson Cove Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the north.

You may find that Five Cays Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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