Kayaking at the uninhabited cays of the Caicos Islands.
There’s so many fun and exciting things to do on Providenciales. Due to the beautiful marine environment of the Turks and Caicos, it of course comes as no surprise that everything shown here revolves around the ocean.
There are so many incredible beaches in the Turks and Caicos and on the island of Providenciales.
Grace Bay Beach is the general favourite, but many smaller and secluded beaches can be found on Providenciales. All the beaches in the country are and public and free to access, and are never crowded. Discover your own piece of paradise.
Half Moon Bay Beach is a very popular boat cruise destination.
Take a Boat Cruise to the Caicos Cays
There’s a wonderful collection of small cays between Providenciales and North Caicos, and these beautiful islands offer miles of spectacular and deserted white sand beaches. Discover perfect turquoise waters, snorkelling reefs, and the indigenous
Turks and Caicos Rock Iguanas.
Snorkelling at the barrier reef at Leeward, Providenciales.
The reefs around the Turks and Caicos are amazing, offering an abundance of sea animals, healthy coral and impressive walls. If diving isn’t for you, try one of the prime snorkelling spots found close off the beach or take a snorkelling boat cruise out to the barrier reef.
Mudjin Harbour and the Crossing Place Trail on Middle Caicos.
Take a Day Trip to North Caicos and Middle Caicos
A thirty minute
ferry ride from Providenciales are the quiet islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos. The two islands are less developed than Providenciales, and feature great landscapes, secluded beaches, old plantations, and
Conch Bar Caves, one of the largest dry cave systems in the Caribbean.
Many visit Middle Caicos just to see
Mudjin Harbour, a majestic coastal landscape of beaches, cliffs and turquoise water.
Kayaking in the beautiful Princess Alexandra National Park off Providenciales.
Kayak or Paddle Board in the Wetlands
The Turks and Caicos supports an amazing network of mangrove wetlands and tidal channels, and these pristine waterways act as the nurseries for many types of sea life. A guided excursion into these shallow wetlands will allow you to spot wildlife close-up in their natural environment. On a good day expect to see juvenile
sharks and turtles, conchs, barracudas, bonefish, starfish, stingrays and birdlife.
There’s a reason many parasail boats can be seen operating in Grace Bay every day: gliding at 200 hundred feet in the air over Grace Bay is an amazing experience! Get a bird’s eye view of the beach, resorts, barrier reef and larger sea animals in the water below.
The incredibly-turquoise Chalk Sound National Park offers some of the most vibrant water you’ll see anywhere. This sheltered lagoon is home to hundreds of tiny islands, a vast blue hole underwater cave, a submerged plane wreck, and even the Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana.
Two beautiful beaches are also located nearby:
Sapodilla Bay and
There are so many beautiful and vibrant reefs to explore in the Turks and Caicos. Sites spread across over 80 miles (129km) of barrier reef are regularly visited by dive boats from Providenciales. If you haven’t yet began to SCUBA dive, several local dive shops offer open water and DSD courses.
Horseback riding at Long Bay Beach, Providenciales.
Horseback Riding at Long Bay
Another great activity is horseback riding at the shallow turquoise waters of Long Bay Beach. Provo Ponies is the island’s primary stable, and their ponies and horses are well trained and enjoy wading in the ocean just as much as the riders!
Jet skiing on the incredible water of the Turks and Caicos.
Jet Ski on our Turquoise Waters
There’s no denying it, jet skis can be a lot of fun! There are so many spectacular places to explore in the Turks and Caicos. Take a guided trip to uninhabited cays, secluded beaches, the
La Famille Express shipwreck,
West Harbour Bluff, and more!
It’s not for everyone, but a truly unforgettable and exciting experience is freediving at the wall.
The underwater plateau that supports the Turks and Caicos tends to have a rather abrupt transition from shallow to deep, and in many places the depth goes from 40-50 feet (12-15m) into the thousands over a very short span. This drop off is commonly referred to as the wall, and most of the top scuba dive sites in the country are on this subterranean cliff.
Freediving is simply the challenge of deep diving on your own breath. The equipment commonly used is similar to typical snorkel gear, and it’s possible with only a little practice to reach depths past 40 feet (12m). You’ll see incredibly blue water, coral, and perhaps the occasional shark cruising the reef!
Always obtain proper and qualified free diving instruction before attempting the water sport, and never try to free dive on your own. There are several inherent safety risks associated with freediving and it’s critical to get an explanation of these dangers before diving.
Your vacation in the Turks and Caicos is the perfect time push your limits and try a new activity.
Freediving on the barrier reef and
swim training in our shallow bays are unforgettable ways to experience the spectacular ocean and wildlife.
For those who prefer solid ground under their feet, a
wilderness adventure may allow you to see natural and historical sights seen by very few others.
If you’d interested in getting an unparalleled view of turquoise water, the barrier reef, and our
luxury resorts, the exciting
parasailing is the perfect activity.
Our Spectacular Outdoors
A sunny day at the beautiful Half Moon Bay.
One of the best features of the Turks and Caicos are the
uninhabited islands that remain largely undiscovered and unexplored. Many boat excursions pick up guests directly on the beach fronting their
resort – a perfect way to start the day!
West Caicos is a great example. Due to its distance from Provo, the only way to get to this uninhabited island is by a custom
boat charter. However, there is so much to enjoy; beautiful scenes, incredible snorkelling, cliff jumping,
historical ruins and more.
Another great aspect of visiting the more-remote islands and reefs in the Turks and Caicos is the journey out. If you spend more time on the water, you’ll be far more likely to experience an unforgettable and spontaneous wildlife encounter. It could be a pod of wild dolphins, jumping eagle rays or snorkelling with humpback whales.
Salt Cay and
South Caicos, once mainstays of the
sea salt industry, are two islands that haven’t change much in the last century. There’s the salinas, old colonial buildings, and a quiet atmosphere. Landscape and
nature photographers will appreciate the sweeping coastal vistas and undeveloped coasts of these little islands.