How to Plan the Ultimate Family Spring Break in Turks and Caicos
If you have survived what has so far been a cold and snowy winter, why not make plans for a quick escape to Providenciales on the Turks and Caicos for spring break?
The kids are out of school, so it’s a perfect time to enjoy clear blue skies, crystal-clear water and on an island made for kid-friendly adventures. As well, the Palms resort offers a variety of amenities and services just for families.
Ideas for a Caribbean Spring Break Vacation in Turks and Caicos
The Sands at Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, provides a family friendly paradise promising a variety of beach holiday adventures. Here are just a few ideas:
Visit Coral Gardens
The whole family will be mesmerized by the sea life at Coral Gardens, a short walk down Grace Bay Beach. Coral Gardens offers a marine world immersion unlike any other. From rays to turtles, the sea life at this snorkeling site is diverse and easy to enjoy. Colorful coral, phenomenal fish, wonderful clear water and soft sandy beaches; it’s all here.
Visit Chalk Sound
The western half of Provo is mostly barren wilderness, home to the island’s best natural attraction, Chalk Sound National Park. The park is a three-mile-long (5km) bay a few miles southwest of downtown Providenciales. The color of the water is a uniform turquoise and studded with countless mushroom-like tiny islets.
Go Horseback Riding
Enjoy horseback riding on the beach and into the shallow waters with a backdrop of white sand and turquoise water. Ride along quiet dirt roads, canals and secluded beaches of Long Bay Hills, Providenciales in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands.
Go to Da Conch Shack for Lunch
Perfect for families, island original Da Conch Shack serves excellent seafood and burger fare, all with a beautiful view of the beach.
Says one TripAdvisor reviewer, "We loved da Conch Shack so much, we visited three times in a week! It's a fun place right on the beach. Friendly service and some of the best-prepared fish we've ever eaten!"
To get there, travel by car west from downtown Providenciales and Grace Bay beach to Blue Hills Road.
Visit the National Environmental Centre and Children’s Park
The National Environmental Centre (NEC), located on Lower Bight Road in Providenciales is perfect for families. The exhibits and displays within the Centre focus on the natural habitats and ecosystems of the Turks and Caicos Islands. There are also rotating exhibits, highlighting ongoing research activities in the Islands.
A Children’s Park is located nearby.
Join the Thursday Fish Fry
Also at the Bight, every Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, over a dozen local food vendors, entertainers and cultural acts come together for Island Fish Fry to create an evening of “all things TCI.”
Relax on Grace Bay Beach
Recognized as one of the top 1o beaches in the entire world, Grace Bay Beach combines heavenly turquoise waters with powdery, soft sand, perfect for a romantic getaway, or a special retreat for your entire family.
The Palms Turks and Caicos offers Hobie Cat sailboats, snorkeling equipment, and kayaks for families to enjoy exploring in and on the water. A fitness centre and floodlit tennis court can be enjoyed by families traveling with kids and teenagers.
The Palms’ onsite market Spice has numerous snack foods, cheeses, ice-cream and drinks to satisfy the late night munchies or for picnic-style meals on the go.
The Palms Turks and Caicos offers delicious boxed lunches to go. Head off on an exciting adventure of discovery around Providenciales and let us provide you with a nutritious and satisfying meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Grocery Shopping Nearby
Do you have little ones in your group? Shop at nearby grocery stores for the items you need to satisfy specific diets or individual tastes. Graceway Gourmet off Grace Bay Road is about a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive.
With a good selection of grocery items, natural and organic foods, ready-to-go meals, fine wines and a coffee bar, it’s a one stop shopping destination
Dining for the Whole Family
After your day at the beach, just being able to sit down for a meal at one of our six on-site restaurants makes it easier to plan your meals, especially if you are taking earlier bedtimes into consideration.
Families can begin the day with a delicious complimentary breakfast at The Garden with extensive hot and cold buffet choices, and can indulge in custom made creations from the egg station. With casual beachside dining options available at 72° West the whole gang will love dining on Caribbean inspired dishes in a laid back atmosphere.
Child Minding at the Palms
If you want to enjoy your own adult spring break, take advantage of the resort’s babysitting service and plan an intimate dinner for two at one of the Palms's several fine dine restaurants.
Babysitting services can be arranged with 24 hours notice, and infant cribs are available for your baby’s comfort and security.
Conch Kritters Club
If you want some alone time during the day, or just want to make sure your kids are having fun, the Conch Kritters Club is full of fun and lively supervised activities for guests under 12 years of age. While parents enjoy some quality alone time, children get to play abundant beach toys and floats to make the most of their time on the talcum-powder soft beach sand and tranquil gin-clear waters of Grace Bay Beach.
Start Planning Your Spring Break
If this sounds like fun, contact us to start planning your family spring break in Turks and Caicos.