Whether you’re a land-lover or water baby, young or old, there’s a ton of awesome things to do in Providenciales to match any taste. Best known for it’s awesome watersports and beautiful beaches, the Turks and Caicos is a great off-the-beaten-track destination for anyone looking for fun, sand, surf and friendly people. Here’s Big Blue Collective’s ultimate guide to things to do in Provo.
Drink in the sights of Grace Bay
The Turks and Caicos may be home of some of the most beautiful beaches around- but none deserve the title more then the exquisite rolling sands of Grace Bay. It’s the epitome of a fantastic Caribbean beachfront, bringing you crystal clear blue waters, fluffy white powder topping the waves, and the occasional picturesque boat riding the soft waves. The area is rich in resorts, so it’s easy to find somewhere to grab a bite to eat or relax with a cocktail. The Grace Bay beach has been officially declared ‘the best in the world’, and makes the perfect starting point for a host of exquisite walks through the surrounding areas, too.
Head out onto the greens
Golf may not be the first sport you think of when you think of the Caribbean- but with Provo Golf Club, it probably should be. Open to all, this 18-hole golf club is consistently voted one of the best in the entire Caribbean area, so if you’re keen to practice your swing this is a can’t-miss attraction. There’s also several fantastic tennis courts for you to stay active, if that’s more your style. However you like your action, there’s plenty of things to do in Providenciales that will keep you fit and on your toes.
Soak in the history
The entire Turks and Caicos area is rich in history, and as the most populated island many of the fantastic sites can be found on Provo. Learn more about the cotton industry, explore plantation sites like Cheshire Hill, and even take in the sights of Wade’s Green, one of the best preserved plantations in the world. If that doesn’t work for you, then head out to the world’s only Conch Farm for a unique look at one of the island’s most iconic marine creatures. Or visit ‘the hole’, a natural limestone sinkhole of 40 feet deep. The brave can even head down into the earth to experience a natural swimming hole- and gain bragging rights, of course!
Get in touch with yourself
Provo hosts a number of luxury day spas to help you relax, unwind and soak in the tranquility of the area. If you like a side order of fitness with your relaxation regime, there’s also world-class yoga and pilates facilities ready to help you work out the kinks after your long flight in and get you ready to party on the beach.
Take to the skies
One of the top things to do in Providenciales will take you literally to the top! Think of the spectacular bird’s-eye views awaiting you as you parasail over Grace Beach. Take it one step further, and head up in a helicopter for a full tour of the island area, allowing you the perfect chance to drink in the exquisite sights of this special corner of the Caribbean.
Learn the local culture
The great news for shop-a-holics is that there’s a ton of crafts and curios for you to explore on the island. Take it a step further, and chat with local street vendors about their unique culture and handicrafts. The area is soaked in tradition, and it’s well worth exploring if you’re a conscious visitor.
Sample stunning cuisine
By far one of the best things to do in Providenciales is capitalise on the island’s status as the most developed in the Turks and Caicos chain with tasty food. Indulge your taste buds in a spectacular fest unlike any other. Sample the many different ways the local Conch can be prepared, as well as revel in the fresh and tasty seafood brought in that morning by local fishermen- or try fishing for some yourself! Try grilling your own meat at the table, and find a range of cuisines from across the globe to keep your tastebuds titillated.
Action, action and more action
It can be of no surprise that one of the very best things to do in Providenciales is head out onto the water. Try stand-up paddle boarding or kite surfing for the very first time, scuba and snorkel in some of the most beautiful waters in the world, experience breathtaking marine life up close and personal, take a boat-trip to the preserved reserve areas on the island, catch some wind in the many wind sports open to you…the list seems truly endless, and there’s something just perfect for everyone. You can even hire a boat and take your island exploration to the next level with a personal touch, or head below the surf in a chartered submarine tour.
Experience nature as never before
Much of the beautiful landscape of the Turks and Caicos is preserved for the future in wildlife reserves. From the opportunity to spot whales breaching and at play on Salt Cay, right through to the chance to take an eco-tour that will not only open your eyes to some of the most fantastic scenery and animal life in the world, but leave you with a rich understanding on how we impact them, there a whole world waiting for you to discover it.
The list of things to do in Providenciales Is huge, because this truly unique locale has a little bit of something for everyone. From spectacular views and rich marine life, to an adventure sport paradise, right through to delectable food and everything in-between, your only worry will be fitting it all in to one holiday! Let Big Blue Collective help you plan the ultimate excursion today.