People from all over the world are drawn to the beautiful and natural beaches of Turks and Caicos. The islands of Turks and Caicos are known from its clean sand, relaxing atmosphere and plenty of suns to feel the warmth of the place. Thrill seekers who dig adventure sports can engage in activities at the great diving sites like the limestone swimming ‘Hole’, Middle Caicos Caves. Also, the Turks and Caicos honeymoon villa are perfect for a couple, be it newlywed or couples who have been together for a long time, the villas are one of a kind. They are completely furnished and replete with state of the art facilities.
There is something for the history lovers too, as the Turks and Caicos National Museum too offer a lot to the visitors. However, if you are looking for some nightlife, it is quite scarce in the islands. There are random clubs and beach bonfire parties with very less initiation or happening activities. The place is more about calm and relaxation than outward chaos.
Let us give you some of the perks of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
- Grace Bay
The Grace Bay in Provo is something every visitor swears by. The beach is complete with breath-taking surf and sand. Also, the beach is close to a golf course and plenty of shops, restaurants making it a busy place with people flocking around.
- Provo Golf Club
Travellers visiting the Provo Bay always visit the Golf course, hoping to land a hole-in-one. The golf course is an 18 hole course on the Turks and Caicos islands, the perfect weather and the beautiful landscape makes the experience an interesting combo.
- Bight Reef
We already mentioned that the third largest coral reef is in the Turks and Caicos Islands. When you are at the Grace Bay in Providenciales, there is a distinct footpath offshore, near the Coral Gardens resort. If you follow the path you will reach the floating buoys that will guide you to the Bight Reef snorkel. There are a series of signs that give information about the different species of reef underwater.
- Taylor Bay
Taylor is also at Provo. The place has hundreds of yards of shallow water for taking dips. Well, most of us visit the beaches to take a dip amongst the sandy shore and the clear, blue salty sea water. The Taylor Bay is the best option for you to seek.
- Smith’s Reef
Smith’s Reef is a paradise for those who love snorkeling. From Stingrays, turtles, lobsters and too brightly coloured fishes, this place is filled with gorgeous and beautiful underwater sanctuary. There is a sandy pathway near the small parking area that acts as a great guide to the water.
- Turks and Caicos National Museum
On a rainy day at the Turks and Caicos Islands, you could take a trip to the National Museum. The museum showcases the islands natural history and chronicles of the life of the former slaves and has a wide range of information about the local shipwreck and activities that have happened on the island.
- Horseback rides
There are times we wish to be on the seaside, sometimes we wish we could go horseback riding. It is always hard to choose between the two. Which is why, in Turks and Caicos, you can go horseback riding, at the beach at the Provo.
- Salt Cay
This place does not belong to the primary destinations of Turks and Caicos; however, it does make a mellow day trip to the place. This area in the islands is a place for low key vacationers. One can opt for beach bumming, scuba diving, and snorkeling, away from all the hustle and bustle of the islands.
- Conch Bar Caves
This is the largest chain of limestones caves in the Caribbean. The caves date back to the 1880’s and tell stories of the Turks and Caicos Island’s guano mining period. These caves had once served as the religious sites and shelter sites during the 14th century for the Lucayan people.
Well, to wrap it up, these were the top picks for the places to visit and things to do in the Turks and Caicos Islands. However, we have also made a list of thing you need to know about before going there.
You need to keep certain things in mind before you visit the place, they are as follows:
- The Season
The island has a dry and sunny, tropical climate with temperatures in between 70-80 Fahrenheit. It has sunny days for around 350 days every year. Please note that hurricanes on this island are quite common.
We don’t mean to discourage you from visiting the beautiful islands, about you might have a pocket pinch for the island vacations are not cheap.
Since the Turks and Caicos is an island, it is very important to pack a strong insect repellent and cotton clothes, moderately long cotton pants and maxis for the night. Apart from mosquitoes, there won’t be anything else to worry about for the place is well checked.
There are plenty of taxi cabs available from the airport and also private car services.
- The cherry on the top
The Turks and Caicos have the third largest coral system in the world. The water is a magnificent turquoise in colour and soft white sand.
Rest assured, the islands are nature’s best place for all the beauty and glory it has for us to enjoy. Hope you have a good time there.