Things To Do and Activity Guide for Turks and Caicos Vacations
The island of Provo (Providenciales) in the Turks and Caicos Islands has become one of the more popular beach vacation spots in the Caribbean in recent times due to the fabled Grace Bay Beach as well as the hotels and restaurants within walking distance of it. Provo is also known for its world class scuba and snorkeling on the nearby barrier reef, kite boarding off Long Bay Beach, deep sea fishing, and for the Conch Fritters that you can sample in excellent local conch shacks. Your WIMCO villa specialist can recommend things to do in Turks and Caicos, and then make the reservations for you.
Beach Cruise and BBQ
Spend all or a half-day beach combing and snorkeling the turquoise waters; if in season, your captain will will free dive for lobster or catch some fish, which can be grilled on a secluded beach for a private barbeque for your group.
The salt ponds and inland marshes serve as excellent feeding grounds for resident and migratory birds. Grab your binoculars for sightings of great blue herons, flamingos, and other water birds (there are over 170 species to see). As part of the National Parks system, more than twelve small cays have been set aside and protected for breeding grounds.
Whether you prefer motoring or cruising on a sailboat, options abound for boating. Many of our villas have their own private docks, so you may consider captaining your own boat, or calling in the professionals. We can recommend a charter based on your interests, from island exploration, to snorkeling excursions, to sunset sails. Traveling with children? Try a glass-bottom boat to see all of the action beneath the water.
All of the Turks and Caicos islands offer a wide variety of terrain for both hardened mountain bikers and more relaxed cyclists. Most of the islands are quite flat, making cycling generally not too taxing. Cyclists can enjoy excellent views and explore more off-road tracks which lead to secluded bays, creeks and coves.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Serious divers hail Turks and Caicos as one of the best for healthy reefs and deep water walls. You'll also find several experienced dive operators who are available to book excursions throughout your stay. The islands have put an emphasis on eco-tourism and protecting their reefs, so the thriving marine population will be around for generations to enjoy. If you aren't ready to scuba, you might may want to consider a SNUBA tour, which allows you to dive deeper than with a snorkel and breath underwater without having to carry a tank. If you hope to spend much of your vacation snorkeling, consider staying at one of villas in Turtle Cove, where you can walk out your back door to Smith's Reef. Other top snorkeling spots include Coral Gardens Reef with its marked snorkel trail, and the area to the east just off Treasure Beach.
You don't have to look far to find an enthusiastic fishing charter captain, ready to show you the active spots for catching the big one. And you won't have to wait long for that "nibble" either because the waters are replete with plentiful catches. Bonefishing is a local tradition that you may want to try out in the shallow waters. Have your catch cleaned and prepared so you can impress your family with dinner back at the villa.
The Turks and Caicos Football Association games are held at the stadium behind the IGA supermarket.
The Provo Golf & Country Club has an 18-hole, par 72 golf course designed by Karl Litten. Although this is a private club, visitors may use the facilities with prior arrangements; be sure to ask us how! Read more about Golf on Turks and Caicos
A unique and memorable way to explore the beach is on horseback. Every evening You'll notice the horseback riders taking their sunset ride along Grace Bay Beach. Rides along the secluded beaches of Long Bay are also available. It's best to make these reservations in advance, which we can happily do for you.
Several hotels have full-service spas. Prefer to have a treatment in your villa? Just let us know; we can arrange it.
From water skiing, to jet skiing to the popular kiteboarding, you'll find plenty of watersports in the Turks. Try a stand-up paddle board for a daily core workout, or take a SUP (Stand up Paddle) tour that will wind you through the maze of mangrove channels, filled with wildlife. Consider renting boats to keep at your villa for the week or book an eco-tour by kayak (all of which we can arrange).