40 tropical islands, 350 days of sunshine and some of the world’s best beaches and third largest barrier reef system, Turks and Caicos is a holiday makers paradise. For more proof of that and some reasons as to why, here are just ten of the best things to do on a Turks and Caicos vacation.
Described as ‘the jewel in the Turks and Caicos’ crown’, Provo Golf Club boasts an 18 hole championship golf course on TCI’s most popular island, Provedenciales. What is more, Provo Golf Club is open to both members and visitors all year around and ranked as one of the top ten golf courses the Carebean.
2. Grace Bay Beach
Located on Providenciales, Grace Bay beach has twice been voted the world’s best beach by Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards and is one of the reasons the majority of TCCI tourists opt to holiday on the island.
3. Water Sports
Because TCI is comprised of forty islands in the Carebean, its shores, coastlines and waters are some of the most stunning the world has to offer. To best in enjoy its crystal clear waters, plethora of sealife and the world’s third largest coral barrier reef system, forego a day’s sun bathing and instead dive in whether to scuba dive, snorkel or surf.
For information on how and to explore the wealth of water sports on offer in TCI, head over to the Beach House TCI website and their blog post: 78 Things To Do On Turks and Caicos Islands.
Another water based past time, it isn’t just the tourists or locals that flock to TCI’s shores year round; the waters surrounding TCI are teaming with sealife and some world class fishing spots.
Nestled in a small inland between Turtle Cove and Grace Bay, and one of Providenciales first settlements to be established, The Bight area is mostly residential, but also happens to be one of the best loved areas to enjoy a disco, quiz or bit of karaoke when the sun finally does go down.
To keep up with the nightlife in TCI and what is going on now and in the coming months, be sure to check out and bookmark the Where When How website’s TCI nightlife lo down.
TCI offers a huge choice of superb quality places to eat from fine dining options such as The Meridian Club Bistro on the private island of Pine Cay, which serves typically Caribbean seafood as well as a wide range of vegetarian la a carte options, to family friendly restaurants like Da Conch Shack & Rum Bar which is a favourite with both tourists and locals alike.
The Turks and Caicos National Museum is located in Guinep House on the island of Grand Turk. Brimming with historical information pertaining to TCI’s rather colourful history, visiting the museum also provides the perfect excuse to adventure Grand Turk itself, which is the capital island of TC and home to the country’s capital city, Cockburn.
One of the unique and fun aspects of TCI is that being spread over forty separate islands holiday makers can enjoy hopping between its inhabited ones and might be surprised to learn that it isn’t just locals that inhabit some of them. Little Water Cay for example is solely inhabited by TCI’s famed population of rock iguanas. Meanwhile, Salt Cay is today almost uninhabited and home to more stunning views, walks and donkeys than locals.
9. The World’s First and Only Conch Farm
A beautiful and beautifully quirky addition of things to do in TCI is provided by the Caicos Conch Farm. This is a great day out for family holiday makers, but equally not to be missed for anyone eager to immerse themselves in some true TCI culture.
10. Walks, Wildlife and TCI Countryside
Finally and often overlooked and little spoken of as visitors often get distracted by its fantastic beaches, harbours, waters and coasts, TCI is also home to a plethora of exotic wildlife and lush countryside. The best way to explore and enjoy much of this is to take a trip to TCI’s Princess Alexandra National Park and Marine Preserve.