Activities in the Turks and Caicos

Fill your vacation with plenty of fun activities while visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands

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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.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are intrigued by the idea of exploring the area in the open air you will encounter 10 rental agencies that can help. Read this extended discussion about bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to discover more details.

Diving

The Turks and Caicos Diving

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.

There are 17 dive operators and at least 76 interesting dive sites to choose from. To reach our page about diving opportunities in this area, visit this page.

Events and Festivals

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.

Fishing

BITE ME Sport Fishing

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 fishing fanatics traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know they can fish with one of the 9 charter operators in this area. Visit this page dedicated to fishing in the area if you're interested in learning more facts.

Golf

Provo Golf & Country Club

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.

Enjoy playing golf? The Turks and Caicos isn't necessarily a golfing paradise, but the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. To read a more complete discussion of this specific topic, read this article about golfing throughout the Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

Additional information about firms that can help you get out on the water can be seen here:

Boating Opportunities In the Turks and Caicos
Name Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited Boating (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Caribbean Cruisin Charters (649) 231-4191 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Catch the Wave Charters (649) 941-3047 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Chukka Caribbean Adventures (877) 424-8552 1.5 mi. South of Central Blue Hills
Crystal Seas Adventures (649) 946-6977 Salt Cay
Island Vibes Tours (649) 231-8423 0.8 mi. West of Central Grace Bay
Kenard Cruises (649) 332-3866 Five Cays Settlements
Ocean Outback (649) 231-0824 4.4 mi. South of Central Blue Hills
Shoreline Adventures (649) 333-4455 1.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Blue Hills
Silly Creek Water Sports (649) 432-9455 4.5 mi. South of Central Blue Hills
Sun Charters (649) 231-0624 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay
Undersea Explorer (649) 231-0006 3.4 mi. West of Central Grace Bay
White Sands Private Charters (954) 769-0015 1.3 mi. South West of Central Blue Hills

If you're interested in reading about local marinas and charter options follow this link.

Shopping

Island Thyme Gift Shop

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 you're vacationing with some shopping fanatics they can browse some of the 63 retail shops in the area. You can go to this extended discussion if you want detailed information on shopping in the Turks and Caicos.

Sightseeing

Turks & Caicos National Museum

Sightseeing is also a popular activity for visitors to the Turks and Caicos. Sights of interest to visitors include 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Vacationers who enjoy natural surroundings will frequently have fun visiting the botanical gardens and other natural attractions. To see our complete guide to attractions, see this page.

The chart just below has some key facts regarding a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services In the Turks and Caicos
Name Type Phone Location Island
Big Blue Unlimited Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay Providenciales
Caicos Cyclery Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 941-7544 Grace Bay, Western part of the Turks and Caicos Providenciales
Caicos Dream Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 231-7274 1.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay Providenciales
Caicos Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 231-0006 Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Five Flamingoes Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 231-3483 Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Four Corners Taxi Tours Agency Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-2239 Turks and Caicos Islands
Fun In The Sun Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-1227 Turks and Caicos Islands
Island Tours Travel and Tour Operators (649) 946-1747 Turks and Caicos Islands
Mama Dea Tour Service Travel and Tour Operators (305) 433-7722 2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk
Patsy's Tour Service Travel and Tour Operators -- Grand Turk Grand Turk
Provo Sand & Sea Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-5778 Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
The Humpback Dive Shack Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 347-4921 0.9 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk

Snorkeling

Caicos Cyclery Tours

If you enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in the Turks and Caicos. Those wanting to find out more concerning opportunities to go snorkeling here.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 8 spas in this area. To see our complete page about spas, navigate to this page.

Tennis

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa

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 enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 8 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In the Turks and Caicos
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 check
Ocean Club West 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Grace Bay Providenciales 3 check
Seven Stars Resort 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay Providenciales 2 check
Club Med Turkoise 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay Providenciales 8 check
Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Sandy Point Parrot Cay 2 check
Alexandra Resort 1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Grace Bay Providenciales 2 check
Amanyara Western part of the Turks and Caicos Providenciales 2 check
Ocean Club Resort 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay Providenciales 2 check

For instance, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

You can look through the following table to read about other activities.

Other Activities In the Turks and Caicos
Name Type Phone Location
Devon's Mega Fitness Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-8014 Five Cays Settlements
Splash Kayak Eco Adventures Jet Ski Rental Service (649) 941-8075 The Bight
Sun And Fun Seaports Jet Ski Rental Service (649) 946-5724 Five Cays Settlements
Tci Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-3311 3.4 mi. West of Central Grace Bay
The Athletic Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-8686 0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay
Turks & Caicos Miniature Golf Club Miniature Golf Course (649) 941-4653 Five Cays Settlements

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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