Activities in 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 like the idea of sightseeing at your own pace, you will encounter 11 rental agencies that can help make it happen. Follow this link to visit our discussion of bike and scooter rentals.

Diving

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.

You'll find 16 dive operators and at least 76 good dive sites in the area. Anyone who needs to learn more concerning diving opportunities in this area, can do so here.

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 experienced anglers vacationing with you, they're in luck -- they can go fishing with one of the 9 charter operators in this area. You can learn more concerning fishing in this area can do so by following this link.

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.

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? Turks and Caicos isn't exactly flooded with golf greens, but there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Provo Golf & Country Club. Those wanting to get more information about golf throughout Caribbean can do so by visiting this page.

Sailing and Boating

Silly Creek Water Sports

More information about local providers that can enable you to get out on the open water can be found in the following chart:

Boating Opportunities In Turks and Caicos
Name Phone Location Island
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
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'd like to read about area marinas and charter operators visit this page.

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 there are some folks who enjoy shopping vacationing with you, they're not totally out of luck -- the area has more than 73 retail stores just waiting to be explored. To navigate to our complete page about shopping in Turks and Caicos, check out this page.

Sightseeing

Turks & Caicos National Museum

Yet another popular activity is to soak in the area's sights and natural environment. Among other sights, the area has 6 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Assuming you enjoy spending time outdoors will typically enjoy visiting the botanical gardens and other natural attractions. You can read this article regarding area sightseeing attractions if you want to find more information.

Information about a firm that will show you the most interesting local sights can be seen here:

Sightseeing Services In Turks and Caicos
Name Type Phone Location Island
Big Blue Unlimited Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 946-5034 2.3 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay Providenciales
Blackman's Tour Service Travel and Tour Operators (649) 343-4438 2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk
Caicos Cyclery Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 941-7544 Grace Bay, Western part of 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
Grand Turk Helicopters Travel and Tour Operators (649) 432-8888 1.9 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk
Island Tours Travel and Tour Operators (649) 946-1747 Turks and Caicos Islands
Lucayan Ventures Travel and Tour Operators (649) 941-8069 Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
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

Snorkeling

Caicos Cyclery Tours

If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Turks and Caicos. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, see this page.

Spas

Amanyara Spa

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 10 different spas in this area. To find out more about the options, follow this link.

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 like to play tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 8 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In 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 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

Be sure to look at the following table for information concerning other activities. to learn more. for information concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Turks and Caicos
Name Type Phone Location
Devon's Mega Fitness Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (649) 941-8014 Five Cays Settlements
Reef Peepers Watersports Operator (649) 941-8605 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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