The Turks and Caicos are a dream destination. Soak up some sun, escape to luxury Turks and Caicos Villas, and feast on fresh seafood and cocktails. If you are planning a trip to the islands this year, here are some of the wonderful activities you can look forward to.
Hit the Beach
Without a doubt, the beaches are the main attraction in the Turks and Caicos. Each of the islands has its own “best” beach. On Providenciales, Grace Bay Beach is the star. This picture-perfect coast is regularly rated as one of the best on the planet. Bight Beach and Leeward Beach are also beautiful, but if you want more privacy, head to Sapodilla Bay. Governor’s Beach on Grand Turk is glorious, and if you visit some of the smaller islands, you can discover bays and coves that only locals know about.
Take a Boat Cruise
Boat excursions are a great way to explore the islands and have fun snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming offshore. There are many different boat operators, so read a few reviews and see what other visitors have recommended. A boat trip is a fun way to visit some of the unpopulated cays. You can have a beach BBQ and eat freshly caught fish, grilled to perfection by your captain.
Go Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
The Turks and Caicos islands are surrounded by miles of coral reef. This offers an unprecedented opportunity to catch a glimpse of marine life, including reef sharks, turtles, parrot fish, stingrays, dolphins, and even humpback whales. You can snorkel offshore, as the reefs are within easy reach and the water is very shallow. If you want to explore some of the wall dives, head out on a boat or join a guided snorkeling tour.
Scuba diving is just as much fun if you have the experience or are willing to take a PADI course. There are numerous scuba diving sites around the islands, so go exploring and see what you can see.
Try Some Water Sports
Aside from snorkeling and scuba diving, there are plenty of other water sports you can try. Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are a fun way to explore the narrow creeks and channels around the cays and islands. You can rent equipment and go exploring at your leisure. The waters are very calm and shallow around the islands, but you can join a guided tour if you don’t want to venture out alone.
Learn More about the History of the Islands
The Turks and Caicos islands have a long and fascinating history, so it’s well worth finding out a bit more about the islands’ culture during your stay. Salt, cotton, and sisal were top exports from these islands, and some of the plantations’ ruins still remain. Visit the National Museum and the Lighthouse on Grand Turk – both are intriguing and educational.
Turks and Caicos Villa Rentals are perfect if you are planning a family vacation, so start organizing your trip now and you can look forward to trying some of these activities!