TOP 16 THINGS TO DO in the best beach in the world – GRACE BAY BEACH, Turks and Caicos Islands
|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.
|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.
|Dive the walls of West Caicos
Here’s where the big stuff hangs out- sharks, manta and eagle rays, and dramatic drop-offs into the deep blue.
Contact Big Blue www.bigblue.tc or 649 946 5034 or
Caicos Adventures www.caicosadventures.com or 649 941 3346
|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
|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
|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
|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.
|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. 649 946 5034
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
|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.