One of the unique appeals of the Turks and Caicos Islands is that mass tourism has not reached this group of charming little islets, making them less populated than many other Caribbean vacation destinations.
Although the tourist population in the Turks and Caicos Islands is relatively small, there are still plenty of things to do while vacationing in this secret Caribbean jewel. Golf, fishing, snorkeling, and diving are extremely popular among vacationers visiting this group of islands.
If you are intrigued by the idea of feeling the wind on your face as you move along, there are 11 businesses that can help you. To navigate to our detailed guide to bike or scooter rentals, go to this article.
Scuba divers and vacationers who enjoy spending time in the water will discover that the waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands are rich with marine life and other amazing underwater spectacles. Swimming with the fish takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to snorkeling and diving in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Gorgeous reef structures, breathtaking coral walls, and an extensive aquatic ecosystem create the perfect setting for exploration beneath the waves. Dive shops and other places that offer scuba and snorkel gear rental are located throughout the islands.
You'll find 16 dive operators and at least 76 interesting dive sites in the area. For a more comprehensive look at scuba diving in this area go to this page.
When it comes to events and festivals in Turks and Caicos, the islanders seem to feel that the sportier they are, the better. Regattas, fishing tournaments, golf opens, and even kite flying festivals are the most popularly attended events on the island. You can also enjoy live music at music festivals, and celebrate island culture at a variety of events meant to honor island history and heritage. Find out more about the events by clicking here.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are considered by many fishermen around the world to be one of the best destinations for sport and bone fishing in the Caribbean. The salty seas surrounding the group of islets is home to an array of game fish including marlin, sailfish, barracuda, and many more. Each year, vacationers make their way to these islands to enjoy the unspoiled waters and the plentiful game fish found here. To find the best places to fish in the Turks and Caicos Islands, you can contact any of the many fishing charters located throughout the islands.
If there are some experienced anglers traveling with you, they're in luck -- 9 charter fishing services operate from this area. Navigate here to check out our guide to this topic.
Of the many activities in the Turks and Caicos Islands, golfing may be one of the most relaxing yet competitive and exciting pursuits on the islands.
Other golfing opportunities in the Turks and Caicos Islands include miniature golf courses, one of which is also located on Provo. The Turks and Caicos Miniature Golf Course provides golfing fun that the whole family can enjoy. Grand Turk also has a nine-hole course called the Waterloo Golf Club, which hosts a number of golf outings each year.
Like golf? Turks and Caicos isn't exactly flooded with golf greens, but there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. Use this link to read our page dedicated to golf throughout Caribbean.
The table just below shows information on local providers that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.
|Barefoot Custom Charters||(649) 232-7447||1.2 mi. East of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|Big Blue Unlimited||(649) 946-5034||2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|Caicos Dream Tours||(649) 231-7274||1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|Catch the Wave Charters||(649) 941-3047||2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|Chukka Caribbean Adventures||(877) 424-8552||1.5 mi. South of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales|
|Crystal Seas Adventures||(649) 946-6977||Salt Cay||Salt Cay|
|Island Vibes Tours||(649) 231-8423||0.8 mi. West of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|Kenard Cruises||(649) 332-3866||Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
|Ocean Outback||(649) 231-0824||4.4 mi. South of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales|
|Shoreline Adventures||(649) 333-4455||1.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales|
|Silly Creek Water Sports||(649) 432-9455||4.5 mi. South of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales|
|Sun Charters||(649) 231-0624||2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|TI Reef Adventure||(649) 441-7710||0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town||Grand Turk|
|Undersea Explorer||(649) 231-0006||3.4 mi. West of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|White Sands Private Charters||(954) 769-0015||1.3 mi. South West of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales|
If you want to find out about area marinas and charter operators go to this page.
Visitors love to shop in Turks and Caicos, because they can get great deals on luxury goods at discounted and duty-free prices. Turks and Caicos is also unique in that it is one of the few countries in which you can export conch shells. Providenciales is the best island for department store and boutique shopping, while South, Middle, and North Caicos are great for goods made by local artisans. Visit our guide to shopping by clicking here.
If your group includes some folks who enjoy shopping they might enjoy visiting some of the 73 retail shops in the area. Follow this link to see our page regarding shopping in Turks and Caicos.
Sightseeing is also a great activity for visitors to Turks and Caicos. Among other sights, the area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Those visitors who like being outside will probably enjoy visiting the botanical gardens and other natural attractions. To reach our complete guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, click here.
Be sure to look through this table to find out more about a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.
|Alexandra Resort Caicos Dream Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(649) 941-4675||1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|Big Blue Unlimited||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(649) 946-5034||2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(649) 343-4438||2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town||Grand Turk|
|Caicos Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(649) 231-0006||Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(649) 231-3483||Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(649) 946-2239||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(649) 946-1227||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(649) 432-8888||1.9 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town||Grand Turk|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(649) 946-1747||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(649) 941-8069||Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(305) 433-7722||2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town||Grand Turk|
|Travel and Tour Operators||--||Grand Turk||Grand Turk|
|Provo Sand & Sea Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(649) 946-5778||Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
If you are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Turks and Caicos. To read about other snorkeling opportunities, follow this link.
Relaxing in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 7 spas in this area. You can read this page regarding spas in the area if you want to get more information.
Tennis is another popular activity among Turks and Caicos visitors is tennis. Most large resorts have courts on site that guests may utilize free of charge, and some even offer a free hour with an on-staff tennis pro. Tennis courts may also be rented out at the Provo Golf & Country Club.
If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 9 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Island||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa||1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||2|
|Ocean Club West||0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||3|
|Seven Stars Resort||2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||2|
|Club Med Turkoise||0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||8|
|Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat||0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Sandy Point||Parrot Cay||2|
|Alexandra Resort||1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||2|
|Amanyara||Western part of Turks and Caicos||Providenciales||2|
|Ocean Club Resort||0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||2|
|Miramar Resort||Western part of Turks and Caicos||Providenciales||2|
For example, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Take a look at the following table to learn more.
|Miniature Golf Course||(649) 941-4653||Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
From dawn until well after dusk, the islands of Turks and Caicos are filled with activities to keep you busy. Whether on land or at sea, you can maintain an active lifestyle, or simply sit back and relax while you enjoy your island vacation.
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