The 'In the Pink' charity event at the Regent Palms, Providenciales.
The Turks and Caicos has rightfully gained a reputation as a tropical destination with spectacular beaches, and has consequently attracted a great collection of luxury resorts and villas. There’s likewise a wealth of fun and exciting outdoor and ocean activities to occupy the day.
The nightlife options in Providenciales and the Turks and Caicos haven’t yet caught up to match however, so those that seek a vibrant night scene may be better served at another Caribbean destination.
As the main tourism island in the country, Providenciales offers the greatest selection of things to do. Bars and small nightclubs are the most popular local way to have a night out, yet beach BBQs, bonfires, sunset cruises, and special events are also well attended.
The Turks and Caicos also hosts a few annual events that offer an incredible and unique experience. The New Year’s Eve fireworks display is the most impressive, yet the street celebrations and beach events are also fun. As is the case throughout the Turks and Caicos, entry to the beach, where the best view of the fireworks can be had, is free!
Many local bars arrange special events, which includes everything from quiz nights and karaoke, to disco and throwback parties. Many establishments also have regularly scheduled live bands and musicians on a night or two per week.
Craft beer sampler at the local Turks Head Brewery.
Grace Bay area of Provo, some of the more lively nightlife locations are Danny Buoy’s Pub and Restaurant, Sandbar, and Ricky’s on the Beach.
Sunset and glow worm evening boat cruises are one of our must-do activities, and there are many vessels and ambiances to choose from, including party boats and romantic sailboats. Sunsets always look spectacular from the water, and you’ll never know what the display will be.
If you’re looking to get away from the hotels and resorts, Providenciales has several great oceanfront and waterfront places with a fun outdoor ambiance, including Da Conch Shack, Bugaloo’s Restaurant, Bob’s Bar, and Sharkbite. These establishments are popular with locals and visitors alike and are perfect for delicious food or just drinks. There’s often live music on several nights per week too.
The Turk's Head Brewery
Turk’s Head Brewery isn’t open outside of normal business hours, but the factory tour and onsite taproom can be a fun place to spend some time. There’s always unique and exclusive specials on tap, that are not available anywhere else.
Casinos and Gambling
The 218 Bar at the Beach House resort. Many resorts feature onsite bars.
Gambling is legal in the Turks and Caicos Islands, however the venues are limited to one small casino and a few bars with slot machines.
Casablanca Casino, located in the heart of Grace Bay, has been operating for decades and features a range of live table games and slot machines.
As with the other aspects of nightlife, the Turks and Caicos comes up a bit short when it comes to cinemas.
The only option today are the outdoor movies that a few of the resorts put on occasionally.
Blue Haven Resort’s Move Night, hosted oceanfront at Leeward, is the primary event.
In the past, there were two cinemas on Providenciales. 'Village Cinema', located near Venetian Road in central Providenciales, shut-down after a fire completely destroyed the complex. This was followed by TCI Cinemas (later renamed 'L-Raye Cinema'), which closed-down in 2014, presumably due to lack of an audience and competition from Netflix and other streaming services.
Theatre and the Performing Arts
The local Turks and Caicos Islands Friends of the Arts Foundation produces several unique plays and musicals per year.
Tickets are generally quite reasonably priced, and the features usually take place at Brayton Hall, a purpose-built venue at the local British West Indies Collegiate high school. Tickets can be purchased at several locations on the island, and at the
Unicorn Bookstore (near the
Graceway IGA supermarket). Visit their website for a programme schedule and ticket information.