Looking for fabulous beaches, world-class diving, and a totally relaxed vibe? The island of Provo in the Turks and Caicos islands, might be right for you. In this article we round up the best villas, restaurants, and activities for you to enjoy on the island.
THE BEST VILLAS
Turks & Caicos
Villa TNC AQV, 4BR, Babalua Beach, View Villa
“This is an ideal place for a group of four couples traveling together, as they have ensuite, king bedrooms. It’s also a short distance to everything on island.”
Michael C., Villa Specialist
Villa IE ALA, 4BR, Silly Creek, View Villa
“This is a sophisticated villa, with a wonderful open plan kitchen, which is great for family meals. It’s also an ideal spot for sunset watching.”
Michael C., Villa Specialist
Villa TNC WCH, 2BR, Grace Bay, View Villa
“Gorgeous villa. Outstanding views and amenities.”
Villa TC CP, 5BR, Grace Bay Beach, View Villa
This is a grand villa on ultra desirable Grace Bay beach, inspired by famed architect Oliver Messel. Along with access to Seven Stars resort, this villa also has a butler and chef.
Villa TC BEO3, 3BR, Babalua Beach, View Villa
“The Beach Enclave is a great location with spectacular views and amenities. It was so wonderful to be at the house that we ended up canceling our reservations for 2 of the nights we had planned to go out and cooked at home instead.”
Villa IE KAN, 2BR, Grace Bay, View Villa
Grace Bay beach is hands-down the most desirable spot on island. This two bedroom is ideal for two couples traveling together, or a family.
WHERE TO EAT:
The Best of Lunch and Dinner
While not as gourmet as St. Barths or Anguilla, Turks combines relaxed settings with local seafood and warm service. There are more than a few fine dining experiences, and many a beach bar. Here are our favorites.
Turks is laid back, yes, but it 100% has a fine dining scene, and Coco Bistro is known as one of the top spots. Dishes are fresh and local (like conch done two ways), and combine a West Indian flair on traditional English dishes.
Infiniti at Grace Bay
Located on Grace Bay beach, this elegant restaurant offers a true culinary experience. Those who love Bonito in St. Barths will love this spot, with their pomegranate martinis, tuna poke, and grilled octopus.
da Conch Shack
We love this low-key but surprisingly chic spot, right on the beach. There are turquoise picnic chairs, pitchers of rum punches, and fabulous fried conch (just as addicting as calamari). Lunch is more lively, but dinner is just as nice.
A perfect spot for lunch (try the conch ceviche or tacos), or a sunset drink. On Sundays they have a DJ play, and on Friday nights a jazz singer. Like everywhere else the service here is super friendly.
What to Do In Turks and Caicos
Once you spot the beaches in Turks, you may have your agenda set for the rest of the trip. While most activities are water-centric, there are golf clubs and tennis courts we can arrange times at for you.
Your WIMCO concierge can arrange a day on the water, a sunset cruise, or a fishing expedition. The crew makes the day a ton of fun with music, drinks, and sometimes freshly caught conch.
With warm waters year-round and an abundance of coral reefs, Provo is one of the best spots to dive, or learn how to. Grace Bay, Smiths Reef, and the walls at Northwest Point are favorites.
It’s a bucket-list for some: riding a beautiful horse through the crystal clear waters on Long Bay beach. Be sure to have us book this well in advance for you!
Seriously hard but seriously fun, kitesurfing is ideal in shallow waters which makes it perfect for Turks. Try it the first day, so by the end of the trip you’ve got the gist of it.
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Villas Within Resorts
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Located on the northwest side of the island, Amanyara offers exquisite villas within a resort with top notch service, and a particular emphasis on wellness.
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Also family-friendly, Parrot Cay is an island off of Provo with a spectacular beach. Enjoy biking, tennis, and traditional resort activities.
- In Turks, villas traditionally rent from Saturday-Saturday which ensures a solid week’s vacation.
- There are several non-stop flights to Turks, including from New York, Newark, Charlotte, Atlanta and Miami.