Luxury Island Day Trips in Turks and Caicos
Not only will a getaway to these idyllic islands offer rest and refreshment, but luxury island day trips in Turks and Caicos can help you gain a better understanding of island geography and local culture.
Dragon Cay from Mudjin Bay, by Flickr user Kate Ure.
Where is Providenciales?
The most developed island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, Providenciales is an island covering 38 square miles in the northwest Caicos Islands. There are a variety of international flights available all which arrive at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).
What is there to do on Providenciales?
Do you know the origin of the Grace Bay name?
Is it (a) its setting (b) a woman or (c) a historical event?(b) a woman – The spectacular white sand beach that consistently rates among the finest in the world was named after Grace Jane Hutchings who was the wife of Turks and Caicos Commissioner Hugh Houston Hutchings.
Providenciales offers spectacular natural beauty in terms of soft sandy beaches such as Grace Bay Beach awarded the Best Beach in the World by TripAdvisor in 2016. When it comes to water activities, there are all kinds of options for luxury island day trips in Turks and Caicos that will suit a variety of ages and abilities: swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, sailing, and stand up paddle-boarding are just some of the most appealing draws.
Are you keen about getting close to nature? There are numerous nature reserves and national parks like Princess Alexandra National Park and Northwest Point Nature Reserve offering unique settings and fascinating wildlife.
Whether it’s sightseeing tours, hiking trails, cycling, scooter and ATV tours, horseback riding, or beachcombing, you will be spoiled for choice with our sample itineraries for luxury island day trip in Turks and Caicos.
An exciting array of things to do on Providenciales awaits: https://www.visittci.com/providenciales/things-to-do
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Sample Itinerary #1: Just a few hours to spare?
Perhaps you’re looking for unique island day trips in Turks and Caicos which deliver an afternoon adventure with friends or a memorable activity to mark an anniversary or a milestone event. For magical moments of spectacular underwater sights, diving with a tour company is an ideal choice to spend some quality time.
About a five minute drive from The Palms oceanfront resort, Caicos Adventures off Grace Bay Road offers both morning and afternoon one tank dives. Cost includes transportation, tanks, soft weights and weight belt as well as lunch, bottled water, soda and fruit. Caicos Adventures Diving Reservations Form.
Dive Provo, again about a five minute drive away, offers enjoyable one tank afternoon dive sessions. Departure time is around 2:00 depending on the return of the morning boat. You’ll dive the inner step of the Grace Bay wall which has stellar views of spur and groove coral formations and a variety of reef fish including grouper, snapper and grunts.
These shorter dive excursions are usually only a ten minute boat ride away which leaves more time for gearing up and enjoying your underwater adventures. And, diving in Turks and Caicos means premier visibility due to protected reefs and pristine waters. Dive Provo Diving Reservations Form.
Sample Itinerary #2: Two Days of Delight
From which country did the original name for Mudjin Harbour originate? Is it (a) Bermuda (b) Saint Lucia (c) Antigua or (d) Grenada?(a) Bermuda – It was originally called Bermudian Harbour. Ships carrying goods from Bermuda docked here. But over time the name was muddied to Mudian Harbour and finally to Mudjin Harbour.
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Caicu Naniki Private Tours
Kick off a two-day adventure with a day trip to Middle Caicos with Caicu Naniki Private Tours where you can relax and explore at leisure. The island is home to Mudjin Harbour, an impressive three mile coastline along the north of Middle Caicos and the Conch Bar Cave System, the biggest above-ground cave system located in the Bahamas-Turks and Caicos Island group. Book a private tour so you can enjoy a very personal experience and get a detailed inside look at this unique island.
- 9:30 am departure aboard ferry
- Guided tour of Conch Bar Caves
- Exploration, beach and water time at Mudjin Harbour
- Lunch featuring fresh local cuisine
- Visit to Flamingo Pond
- Guided history tour
- 4:00 pm departure back to Provo
Caicos Dream Tours
On your second day, enjoy island day trips in Turks and Caicos with Caicos Dream Tours. Create your own custom excursion and explore the Caicos Bank, learn a new activity and visit nearby islands cays like Half Moon Bay, Pine Cay and Fort George Cay. Board a private charter boat and relax with your experienced, friendly guides who will help you start checking things off your bucket list.
- Learn to snorkel
- Eat fresh conch on a private beach
- Beachcomb on unihabited white sand beaches
- Discover rum for the first time
- Sip a Caribbean cocktail at sunset
- Say hello to resident dolphin JoJo
Sample itinerary #3: More Splendid Ways to Explore Provo
Why not add in another day of adventuring and make it a 3-day travel extravaganza?
ADD ON: A BONEFISHING EXCURSION! Not only is it a challenging activity, but for any fishing enthusiast, bonefishing provides a very unique experience.
Did you know bonefish are more closely related to eels than other fish? After they hatch bonefish appear as clear and ribbon-like. They remain this way for about three months. As a result they are classified in the leptocephalus (eel larva) group.
These fish are fast swimmers and will put up a good fight. Their silver and white colours enable them to blend in to their surroundings. Popular sites for bonefish are Long Bay, Taylor Bay and south shores of Providenciales.
A full day bonefishing charter with D.B. Tours Bonefishing Charters is a superb way to access the best fishing sites and valuable guidance. Choose local operators with well equipped boats, comfortable seating and poling platforms to improve tailing and sightlines. Bonefishing makes for a great day out on the water!
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OR TRY: ADD SOME ROMANCE AND BOOK A GLOW WORM CRUISE.
While skimming along the Caicos waters in a catamaran, you’ll witness a very special marine display. The water takes on a sparkling greenish colour about an hour after sunset as small marine glow worms begin a mating ritual. The event only occurs at certain times each month. Book a romantic cruise with Talbots Adventures and experience this natural phenomenon with a 2-hour excursion that includes drinks and snacks.
Whether you have only a few hours for an adventure or several days to explore, luxury island day trips in Turks and Caicos let you savor the natural beauty of Providenciales and neighboring islands while learning about our local culture, folklore, geography, wildlife and more. The Palms concierge team is here to help with all your bookings and provide customized guidance.