Think Turks & Caicos is only about relaxing on the beach? Nonsense! There’s plenty to see and do here.
Here’s a listing of our Top 50 things to do in Turks and Caicos.
|Caicos Dream Tours
This well known and hugely popular tour operator have 5 power cats, all fully shaded, 3 of the larger ones with bathroom facilities, easy ladders to climb, large floor space and great for little ones. They have all the snorkel gear with snorkel and lifesaver vests provided complimentary. See our tours
|See the glow worms right after a full moon
You won’t believe this natural display of underwater bioluminescence each month. It’s a great addition to an already outstanding sunset cruise on a fun and relaxing sailing charter.
Contact Atabeyra: www.suncharters.tc or 649 231 0624.
|Sip a Bambarra Rum
Turks & Caicos’ only blended rum. Try the 8-year old reserve on the rocks. A smooth sipper, with a link to a part of the islands’ history. Available at most bars and restaurants or The Wine Cellar on Leeward Highway.
|Catch the elusive bonefish
The mighty bonefish – pound for pound the strongest in the seas and a ball of fun to test your fly fishing skills. Explore the miles of shallow flats on the south side of our island chains.
Contact: Silver Deep. www.silverdeep.com or 649 946 5612.
|Learn to kite sail
Certified instructor Mike Rosati will teach you all the tips and trick for mastering this fun sport. There’s nothing like skimming across the waves of Grace Bay. Full rental equipment available for kite sailing and windsurfing. Power boat and kayak rentals available, too. Check out www.provokiters.com, too
Contact: Abuv it All. www.windsurfingprovo.tc or 649 241 1687
|Day trip to North & Middle
Much different than the main tourist island of Providenciales, you’ll experience how remote, wild, friendly, quiet, tranquil and scenic these two other islands are in contrast to Provo, plus, it’s quite easy to get to and get around. For more information visit here.
|Enjoy some cool tunes by the beach at Hemingway’s
Provo’s most popular seaside bar and restaurant offers live entertainment three times a week (Tuesday Thursday and Friday), including the engaging Quinton Dean on Tuesday and Thursday and the jazz saxophonist on Friday
Contact: Hemingway’s. 649 941 8408.
|Take an ATV tour
Froggie Williams will guide you through the backroads of his home neighborhood in the northwest corner of the island – Northwest Point, Malcom Roads Beach and Blue Hills – on an all terrain vehicle. A fun way to see the beaches and a remote part of the island of Providenciales.
Contact: Froggie’s Ultimate Tours www.froggiesatv.com. 649 232 FROG
|Catch a flick at our new movie theatre
First run movies are now showing on the big screen at LRaye Cinema on Leeward Highway, near the IGA supermarket. Air conditioned with a fully equipped snack bar, it’s just like being at your local Cineplex.
Contact:. LRaye Cinema 649 941 3541 or www.lrayecinema.com
|Have a professional photo shoot on the beach
Your vacation will only last a week or so, but the pictures will last forever. Have a professionally photographed family portrait done on the beach. Or do that swimsuit modeling you’ve always dreamed of. Tropical Imaging can even arrange for a day long private charter to remote locations for a once in a lifetime experience.
Contact: Tropical Imaging. 649 946 4059 or www.tropicalimaging.com
|Relax on a sunset sail
Several operators offer sunset cruises on which you can sip rum punch, listen to Caribbean tunes and watch for the famous Green Flash as the sun sets. Charter a boat for your whole group, or join a scheduled cruise and make some new friends.
Contact: Atabeyra. www.suncharters.tc or 649 231 0624
|Buy some local art or crafts
Locally made arts and crafts make a great souvenir to bring home. Try the Middle Caicos Co-op at Conch Bar in Middle Caicos where over 60 local artisans are represented with a wide variety of hand-crafts including straw hats, conch shell crafts, paintings, model sailboats, wall hangings, palmtop bags, dolls and animals, paintings and much more. More info at www.middlecaicos.biz
|Keep an eye out for Jo Jo the Dolphin
Our famous resident bottlenose dolphin regularly patrols the waters of Grace Bay. He’s friendly, but quick! He even has his own web site: www.jojodolphin.org
|Book a private beach excursion to remote cay
Ever dream of a romantic getaway on your own private island? Live the dream, at least for a day, and charter a boat – power or sail – to whisk you to one of TCI’s remote cays for an undisturbed day of relaxation and solitude. Most operators will include everything you need, including a picnic lunch.
|Horseback ride on the beach
Provo Ponies is the operator to call when you want a romantic horseback ride on an isolated beach, or just to take a friendly gallop across our pristine white sands and through the waves. Guided tours and instruction available.
Contact: Provo Ponies. www.provoponies.com or 649 241 5360.
|Explore the Middle Caicos Caves
Take a guided tour of spectacular cave formation in the picturesque and peaceful island of Middle Caicos. Big Blue can arrange for a full day adventure, compete with transportation, lunch, tours and mountain bike rentals.
Contact: Big Blue. www.bigblue.tc or 649 946 5034
|Witness the beauty of the humpback whales
Migrating through each winter season these mammoth beasts of the sea are amazing to behold. They migrate through the Columbus Passage from December to March each year.
Contact: Bohio Dive Lodge. www.bohioresort.com or 649 231 3572
|Catch the big game at Danny Buoy’s
Regardless of your team, Danny Buoy’s can probably get the big game on one of its big screen TVs. With satellite feeds from North America and Europe, DB’s is the fan favorite for sports enthusiasts from both sides of the pond, regardless of whether you enjoy football or football. The authentic Irish pub serves a mean bangers & mash and Guinness, too.
Contact: Danny Buoy’s. www.dannybuoys.com or 649 946 5921
|Have a beach BBQ and bonfire
Why not throw an authentic beach party for you and your friends? Local caterers and event planners can take care of all the details, right down to building a blazing bonfire and arranging for a live band. The full moon parties put on by Kissing Fish Catering are legendary!
Contact: Caicos Catering www.caicoscatering.com or 649 231 6890
Kissing Fish Catering at www.turksandcaicoscatering.com or 649 941 8916
|Visit the National Environmental Center
A fun and informative way to learn about the indigenous wildlife and environment of the Turks and Caicos. Located in the Lower Bight area, just across from the children’s park, the NEC has some interesting exhibits and events, as well as helpful staff who can answer your questions about just about anything related to the environment or the national park system in TCI. Admission is free and it’s open from 8AM to 4:30PM daily.
Contact: DECR. www.enviroment.tc
|Dive down in a real submarine
The Underseas Explorer is a semi-submarine that lets you see the reefs without getting wet. One hour tours leave from Turtle Cove Marina.
Contact: Undersea Explorer. www.caicostours.com or 649 231 0006.
|Tee it up at Provo Golf Club
A challenging but fun 18-hole track that is host to the Caribbean Championship in 2009. Always in great shape and a superb club house to enjoy the 19th hole. Full pro shop and rentals available.
Contact: Provo Golf Club. www.provogolfclub.com or 649 946 5991.
|Take a day trip to North Caicos
Just a short ferry ride from Provo, “North’ offers a very different island experience. Lush green scenery, deserted beaches and the famous pink flamingo pond make for an enjoyable day trip. Friendly folks will show you around their homes and you’ll experience a side of the Caribbean very rarely seen anymore by tourists.
Contact: TCI Ferry Service. 649 946 5406
|Bring the kids to Fun World TCI
Min golf and a grand prix style go-kart track are the highlights at David’s family-friendly outpost on the east end of Leeward Highway. Video game arcade and a full service restaurant and bar, too. Join the adult fun at Saturday nights, too, when karaoke breaks out and the next Turks and Caicos Idol is crowned.
Contact: Fun World TCI www.funworldtci.com or 649 941 4FUN
|Experience a Pirate adventure
The buccaneers at Outback Adventures have been touring the hidden caves and looking for pirate’s treasure for 20 years. Join the fun on a 40-foot glass bottom boat that tours the secluded south side of Provo. Full day adventure includes BBQ lunch, snorkeling and unlimited drinks. Great for the whole family.
Contact: Outback Adventures. 649 941 5810
|Go celebrity spotting
Turks & Caicos is certainly a hot spot for the jet set crowd of Hollywood celebrities, rock stars and professional athletes. “A listers” like Bruce Willis, Keith Richards, Michael Douglas and others routinely visit their homes here, enjoying the anonymity and solitude of our islands. Big name jocks spotted recently include Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Roger Federer. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got hitched here, and Eva Longoria and Tony Parker honeymooned on our islands. Best places to spot them – Amanyara and Parrot Cay, but good luck getting close!
|Chicken & Rib Night at Tiki Hut
An island tradition on Wednesday nights, the Tiki Hut at Turtle Cove Marina serves up tasty chicken and ribs, with all the fixin’s for just $12.95 Beer specials and friendly service round out the family friendly atmosphere.
Contact: Tiki Hut. www.tikihuttci.com or 649 941 5341
|Kayak through the mangroves
Enjoy a relaxing and interesting paddle through the mangroves in Leeward Channel. A perfect eco tour where you can appreciate the subtler side of the nature of Turks & Caicos.
Contact: Big Blue. www.bigblue.tc or 649 946 5034
|Break a sweat at the gym
Several gyms are located throughout Provo, including at the larger resorts. The Athletic Club in Salt Mills Plaza features a full range of equipment and aerobic machines, as well as scheduled classes for Pilates, yoga, spin and aerobics.
Contact. The Athletic Club. 649 941-8686
|Learn to scuba dive with Wayne at Ocean Vibes
Ocean Vibes is an experienced instructor perfect for beginners looking to experience the beauty of scuba diving in our aquamarine waters. Wayne will show you how to enjoy the vibrant reefs and colorful fish in a relaxed, no-rush approach. Ask him about a parasailing ride, too.
Contact: Ocean Vibes. www.ocenavibes.com or 649 331 1104.
|Buy a day pass for Beaches Resort & Spa
Beaches is our largest resort and a great place for family fun. It’s an all-inclusive resort, meaning one price includes room, food, drinks and activities. Even if you aren’t staying here you can buy a day pass and enjoy the amenities and attractions – including Sesame Street characters on parade, a giant water park, kids activities and shows, and several restaurants and bars – all for a single entry price.
Contact: Beaches. 649 946 8000
|Look for the submerged cannons by Fort George Cay
The tiny island of Fort George cay, between Pine Cay and Parrot Cay, once had a small British fort in the1800s. Because of the high rate of piracy in the area, it was protected by cannons, the remains of which can be found in shallow water just off the north side of the island.
|Enjoy the island’s best Mojito at Amanyara
First of all, Amanyara Resorts is like no the place you’ve been to. An exclusive resort located in the isolated northwest part of the island, its peaceful Zen-like atmosphere attracts the rich and famous. And the service and food reflects that – including the winner of the 2008 Best Mojito contest at the annual TCI Conch Festival. This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, but man, could a person relax here. Call in advance for reservations, even if you’re just going for a drink.
Contact. Amanyara. 649 941 8133
|Take a cruise with Kenard
Treat yourself to a day of luxury on the open seas aboard the 42-foot Aqua Cat power catamaran Dream Aweigh. Full and half day cruises feature the hospitality of Captain Kenard and his crew, including special rum drinks and delicious fresh seafood. Let Kenard help you explore undiscovered islands and beaches while you relax in ultimate comfort.
Contact: Kenard Cruise. www.kenardcruises.com or 649 332 3866
What better place to tie the knot than our island paradise? We can accommodate just about any size or style of wedding you want, from wedding on the beach or on the ocean, to traditional church affairs. And you’ll already be on your honeymoon by the time you say “I Do.”
|Shop til you drop
Visit The Salt Mills Plaza and Regent Village, located across the street from other in the middle of the Grace Bay Area for a wide range of boutique shoppes, galleries, restaurants and other places to strain your credit limit. A couple of our favorites are Fashion Cay for the latest fashions, Anna’s Art Gallery for handmade sea glass jewelry and original artwork, and Jai’s (www.jais.tc) for fine jewelry, watches and accessories.
|Get a spa treatment on the beach
Try the mobile massage from Spa Tropique for a full service treatment anywhere you like, including go on the beach or in your hotel room. They come to you!
Contact: Spa Tropique: www.spatropique.com or 649 941 5720
|Learn a little island history at the TCI National Museum
Located on Grand Turk, the museum offers a surprisingly large and interesting collection of artifacts and insights into the history of the islands. Look at the remains of one Columbus’ original ships, wrecked on Molasses Reef off West Caicos. Exhibits from the ancient Lucayan Indian inhabitants, the Bermudian Salt farming era, through to John Glenn’s splashdown in 1962.
Contact: The National Museum: www.tcmuseum.org or 649 946 2160
|Get up close and personal with a conch
Visit the one and only conch farm, or take a tour of some of the richest conch fishing grounds in the world with a charter operator. Either way, it’s sure to be delicious.
Contact: The Conch Farm. www.caicosconchfarm.com or Silver Deep www.silverdeep.com or 649 946 5612
|Adopt a potcake
What’s a potcake, you ask? They are the friendly dogs who call TCI home. But many of those lovable island dogs are homeless orphans and need safe homes. Complete adoption services are available through the Potcake Foundation. Or volunteer to be a courier to bring one back for someone else. Take one back to the mainland!
Contact: Potcake Place. www.potcakeplace.com or 649 231 1010 or the Potcake Foundation or 649 941 3765
|Snorkel the reef at Coral Gardens
Turks & Caicos is famous for its coral reef system, but you don’t have to be a scuba diver to enjoy it. You don’t even have to go out in a boat. Coral Gardens is the most accessible snorkeling point, located just a few yards off Grace Bay Beach. It’s right in front of Coral Garden condos in the Lower Bight area of Provo. There is a marked zone with species of coral identified by underwater signs. Best of all, it’s free!
|Sail above the sea with Captain Marvin
Get high legally with an exhilarating parasail ride far above our crystal blue waters. Captain Marvin will take you and your friends on the ultimate tour of the islands, from 450 feet up. Ask him about a banana boat ride, too.
Contact: Captain Marvin. www.captainmarvinparasail.com or 649 231 0643
|Have a drink at the Infiniti Bar
Grace Bay Club has an amazing setting to begin with, but add in the new Infiniti bar that seems to stretch forever, and you’ll never want to leave. Enjoy the fire pits and friendly bartenders, too
Contact: Grace Bay Club. www.gracebayclub.com or 649 946 5050.
|Read about the shipwreck Trouvadore
The slave trader Trouvadore hit the reef by East Caicos in 1841 and all of its survivors – slaves being delivered to Cuba – made their way to the island of Middle Caicos where they settled in the village they called Bambarra. They were granted freedom as soon as the touched land since slavery had been abolished years earlier in the UK colony. Many present day Turks Islanders trace their roots back to the survivors of this shipwreck. For more information, go to www.slaveshiptrouvadore.com
|Take a Snuba adventure
That’s right – snuba, not scuba. A kid-friendly way to explore the underseas without having to get certified to scuba dive. Ages 8 and up. Great for adults, too, who want to see the world beneath our pristine waters.
Contact: Snuba Turks & Caicos. www.snubaturksandcaicos.com or 649 241 7010.
|Explore Blue Hills
The oldest settlement in Providenciales is quaint seaside area that meanders for a few miles on the northwest side of the islands. Visit local restaurants like Da Conch Shack, Horse Eyed Jacks and Sailing in Paradise. Watch the local sloops skip across the waves and end up at Three Queen’s, Provo’s oldest bar. Ask for Dick.
Contact: Three Queen’s: 649 243 5343
|Catch dinner and a show at Club Med
Club Med is famous for its exotic shows and performers, thrilling its guests with circus-like acts. And it’s always a great party there. Even if you aren’t staying there, buy a night pass and enjoy their scrumptious European-inspired dinner buffet, and stick around for the show.
Contact: Club Med. 649 946 5500
|Water ski and wake board with the best
Nautique Sports is a full service operator supplier of water sports equipment. Doug has the coolest ski boats and the latest gear to get you on the water in no time. Full certified instruction for beginners to experts available. Tube rides and towables, too!
Contact: Nautique Sports.www.nautiquesports.com or 649 941 7544.
|Pay for your vacation by hitting it big at Casablanca Casino
A full gaming parlor featuring black jack, roulette, craps, slots and even poker tournaments, Casablanca Casino — and sometimes profitable– place to hang out. Free shuttle from most hotels. Coming soon – sports book and horse race wagering.
Open from 10 a.m. until 5 a.m.
Starting September 1st opening hours are 1 p.m to 5 a.m
Contact: Casablanca Casino . www.thecasablancacasino.com or 649 941 3737
|Sky Pilot Parasail Ltd
Is a parasail operator on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos Islands offering a quality,safe,reliable and friendly service in the Grace Bay Beach area. www.skypilotparasail.com or (649) 333-3000