Half Moon Bay

Considered a part of Providenciales, Half Moon Bay is little more than a sand bar sandwiched between two uninhabited cays. Because the area is so small, it remains uninhabited, which offers a type of seclusion that can rarely be found these days. For it's natural beauty and quiet nature, Half Moon Bay is often voted one of the best beaches in Turks and Caicos.

Located on the island of Half Moon Sandbar, Half Moon Bay is on the East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beaches less-traveled like Half Moon Bay are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

How to Access The Beach
Half Moon Bay is only accessible by boat. The trip takes about 15 minutes and departs from Blue Haven Marina.

Amenities and Ambiance

The color of the ocean surrounding Half Moon Bay is so bright blue that it is hard to believe that such a hue exists in nature -- yet, it does. As the waves lap onto the sugar sand shore it can be mesmerizing. But, if you manage to tear yourself away, you'll find that there are limestone caves for exploring and a shipwreck available for diving.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


Half Moon Bay is on the East coast of Half Moon Sandbar. It is close to Provo Golf & Country Club, which is found two and a half miles to the , and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Turks and Caicos, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the nearest historical attractions is Caicos Heritage House, which is four and a half miles to the south west.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Half Moon Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 2.7 SW Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 3.2 SW Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 3.7 SW Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 3.8 SW Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 4.4 SW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Grace Bay, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers seeking a room not far from Half Moon Bay shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Half Moon Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Haven Resort 1.3 mi. SSW Resort
Seven Stars Resort 1.4 mi. SW Hotel
The Tuscany On Grace Bay Beach -- -- Hotel
Atrium Resort 1.8 mi. SW Resort
Beach House 1.9 mi. NE Hotel
Grace Bay Club 2.4 mi. SW Resort
Ocean Club Resort 2.7 mi. SW Resort
Club Med Turkoise 2.9 mi. SW Resort
The Shore Club 2.9 mi. SSW Hotel
Royal West Indies Resort 3.1 mi. SW Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Gilley's Restaurant. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. Many guests rave about their seafood. It is located one and a quarter miles away.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Half Moon Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Gilley's Restaurant (649) 946-5094 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. SW
Fire & Ice (649) 946-9900 Caribbean, Cuban Informal 1.3 mi. SSW
SALT Bar & Grill (649) 946-9900 Eclectic -- 1.3 mi. SSW
Sand Dollar (649) 941-7777 International Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW
Seven (649) 399-3777 International Fine Dining 1.4 mi. SW
The Deck (649) 941-7777 Caribbean, International -- 1.4 mi. SW
Grill Rouge (649) 946-5050 International Informal 2.4 mi. SW
Infiniti Bar Restaurant (649) 946-5050 Caribbean, Spanish, Vegetarian Very Casual 2.4 mi. SW
Krave (649) 946-5050 Kosher, Vegetarian Informal 2.4 mi. SW
Fairways Bar & Grill (649) 946-5833 Caribbean Informal 2.7 mi. SW
Opus (649) 946-5885 International Informal 2.7 mi. SW
Ocean Club Cabana Bar (649) 946-5880 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 2.7 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Half Moon Sandbar you might like besides Half Moon Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy The Bight Beach, found six miles to the south west. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the west-northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Grace Bay Beach, located four and a half miles away. Grace Bay Beach, on the northeast coast, is a popular spot with tourists, but its twelve miles of powder soft sands give travelers the opportunity to find a private area to relax in the sun.

While Turks and Caicos has many alluring attractions, a trip to Half Moon Bay could end up a family favorite.


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