Turks and Caicos Vacation Activities, Beaches and Food
A Turks and Caicos vacation offers you a destination where the water is pristine, the beaches sun-kissed and soft, and people who are as warm as the sun above you.
The forces of nature can be great like the recent Hurricane Irma, but the human spirit is greater. Like the island palm trees whose roots go deep, the people of Turks and Caicos have an unwavering pride in their country and great resilience.
Airlines have resumed service, and islanders continue the traditions of their ancestors; those of hard work, perseverance, and commitment to excellence. Remediation activities are restoring the paradisal beauty to the islands once again. Your Turks and Caicos vacation awaits!
The Mesmerizing Turquoise Water of Grace Bay Beach
It’s no wonder the national tourism logo for the Turks and Caicos Islands is Beautiful by Nature. Providenciales and the islands present plenty of vibrant colors and textures. The variety of plants and trees, animals, birds and marine life is astounding.
Visitors are repeatedly challenged to describe the mesmerizing turquoise water of Turks and Caicos beaches including that of Grace Bay Beach: Aqua blue, blue ice, clear as gin. The descriptors are as varied as the marine life teeming in the island reefs. What is clear, quite literally, is the water; it is pristine. The islands are home to the third largest reef in the world, and this reef helps to prevent waves, seaweed, debris, and pollution from clouding the water. As well, a good portion of the coastline of Providenciales is protected as a national park or reserve meaning littering, open fires, vandalism and removal of natural items isn’t permitted.
On Providenciales Activities and Attractions Abound
There is a variety of fun activities to enjoy on your Turks and Caicos vacation.
Providenciales, offers you the best beach in the world, Grace Bay Beach, a three mile stretch of powdery white sand where you can sunbathe and leisurely beachcomb or enjoy exhilarating snorkeling, diving or parasailing.
For a tranquil setting away from the crowds, Chalk Sound is ideal. Watch turtles sunbathe, shark pups congregate within the mangroves, and schools of fish dart through the clear water. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the indescribable scenery!
A day trip from Providenciales to Middle Caicos lets you explore the caves at Mudjin Harbour, and swim at Bambarra Beach where the water is shallow and calm.
Paddle by kayak to Little Water Cay and enjoy an up-close encounter with the unique Rock Iguana. Explore Cheshire Hall Plantation which features the ruins of a 200 year old cotton plantation, Great House, a kitchen, cistern, well, cotton press base, and small modern reproduction of a slave cabin.
Learn about the early pioneers and settlers on Providenciales with a visit to the rocks at Sapodilla Bay. Some inscriptions date back to the 1700’s.Make your Turks and Caicos vacation perfect for you. From lazing on the beaches to stepping back through history, it's all here to enjoy.
Taste Authentic Turks and Caicos Foods
Your dream vacation to the Turks and Caicos will feature some authentic island cuisine. Prepare to taste Conch, a local favourite, that is featured almost everywhere on the island in a variety of presentations: battered and deep fried fritters, tossed fresh in a zesty ceviche salad, or steamed in a soup. Other Turks and Caicos favourites include local seafood such as grouper, snapper, Mahi Mahi and lobster (in season). For a true taste of the islands, sample some award winning Bambarra Rum or traditional sweets like bread pudding, Johnny cake or plantain bread from an island bakery.
A Turks and Caicos vacation means a superlative setting where people make you feel at home and culture and cuisine feed the soul.