For the active traveler, particularly one who likes water and trying out new sports and activities, the Turks & Caicos is the place to be.
A number of resorts offer access to a range of activities & watersports – kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hobbie cat sailing and windsurfing – for example. Outside of the resorts, visitors can take advantage of some of the best waterskiing and wakeboarding in the Caribbean, kitesurfing, and of course diving and snorkeling.
The waters and winds of the Turks & Caicos are fun as much for the beginner sportsman, the less confident and the professional or semi-pro.
All the islands of the Turks & Caicos offer great watersports opportunities. On the island of Providenciales, the water in front of Grace Bay is well watched and generally very calm, while the south shore is very shallow and usually benefits from onshore winds, so getting back to land is child’s play.
For the pros, there are many spots of the Turks & Caicos Islands which are as yet undiscovered or little known. A number of pro surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers have felt like adrenalin-fuelled Christopher Columbuses – discovering new spots for some unbelievable surfing. While the calm waters between Providenciales and Water Cay, Chalk Sound and Sapodilla Bay, provide an ecologist’s dream best discovered by kayak or stand up paddle board.
The waters around the Turks & Caicos Islands offer more than just a great backdrop. Whether you prefer the all inclusive formula or the adventure travel formula, watersports in the Turks & Caicos are varied and offer the opportunity for some great memories and active days in the sun for adults and children of all abilities.
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