Turks and Caicos is a beautiful island southeast of the Bahamas. The warm climate and sandy beaches attract tourists from around the world. Turks and Caicos is well-known for its fourteen-mile barrier reef with plenty of amazing places to scuba. If you are planning on taking a vacation down to Turks and Caicos, consider reading this article to get a better idea of where to go when you are down there.
One of the more popular beaches on the island is Grace Bay. Grace Bay is located in Providenciales on the island. Providenciales is home to many of the islands high-end hotels and unique restaurants. When visiting Grace Bay, you will have access to their twelve-mile span of soft sand and crystal blue waters. The bay is within walking distance to restaurants and other attractions. Grace Bay offers a wide variety of water activities such as snorkeling and surfing. There is no shade on the beach so be sure to pack your umbrella when visiting the beautiful Grace Bay.
Bight Reef is located right off of Grace Bay and is home to one of the world’s best snorkeling spots. Bight Reef allows you to get up close and personal with some of the native aquatic life on the island. When you snorkel in Bight Reef, the water can get as shallow as three feet and as deep as sixteen feet for the more experienced snorkeler. Bight Reef is a great place to take your kid’s snorkeling for the first time because of how close it is to the shoreline and how shallow the waters can be at times.
Little Water Cay
Little Water Cay is a small island located near Providenciales and is home to the remaining endangered population of Rock Iguanas. The Turks and Caicos National Trust work to protect the habitat of the endangered rock iguanas. On the island, tourists can use the far-expanding boardwalks to observe the wildlife and vegetation native to Turks and Caicos.
Island vacationing is not complete without the option of going horseback riding! Turks and Caicos does offer a lot of activities in the water but has options for people who want to take a break from getting pruney fingers. Caicos Corral offers horseback riding excursions partially submerged in water as well! Whatever you prefer land or water activities, Turks and Caicos has something to offer everyone to enjoy a relaxing getaway!