The Turks & Caicos Islands offer a wealth of Caribbean fun and activities. With a multitude of water activities on offer, including snorkelling, SCUBA diving, deep-sea fishing, bone fishing, sailing, windsurfing, motor boating, parasailing, and water skiing, the islands are a paradise for sports enthusiasts.
History buffs will also enjoy visiting the Cheshire Hall and the Richmond Hill Plantation ruins for seeing the assortment of stones engraved by shipwrecked sailors on a hill overlooking Sapodilla Bay.
Other popular activities include sightseeing, shopping, and dining—not to mention the incomparable sunbathing and seaside strolls!
Golfers all over the Caribbean are well acquainted with this green oasis. It has challenged some of the best golf players in the world and has hosted the Caribbean Amateur Open twice.
The clear, clean waters around Turks & Caicos have earned this destination top marks for stellar scuba diving and bone fishing. The currents aren't strong and the water is wonderfully warm. With plenty of visibility, divers can explore ancient shipwrecks, look for artifacts, and see a fascinating array of marine life.
When the wind blows from the north or northeast, Grace Bay becomes the favorite site of expert kiters. There are waves on the reef one km from the shore and choppy conditions on the other side of the reef.
Providenciales is the center for the excellent sport fishing found in the Turks and Caicos. To get the big catches, you need a fast, sleek boat that can seek out some of the largest and fastest fish, including kingfish and wahoo. Find a boat where there's a local guide on board who knows the best places for sport fishing. Some of the top spots include South Caicos and the more remote areas around North, Middle and East Caicos, too.
Cheshire Hall is one of the key historic attractions on Providenciales. The 200 year-old ruins of this former cotton plantation are striking against a backdrop of modern day Provo, as the island is known locally. The building ruins have been carefully preserved by the National Trust and offer spectacular views of the island. (Can be visited as part of a motorised day trip)
The lighthouse was brought in pieces from the UK where it had been constructed in 1852. It has been restored and still works guarding the northern tip of Grand Turk, the capital island of the Turks and Caicos. (Can be visited as part of a motorised day trip)
If there was a mascot for Turks & Caicos, it would have to be JoJo, a male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin who formed an unconventional friendship with a human, Dean Bernal. In Grace Bay, you might catch a glimpse of JoJo – he likes to follow boats and visit with divers, especially around the Cathedral dive site.
Middle Caicos is home to an impressive chain of limestone caves (the largest in the Caribbean) and the steep, breathtaking limestone cliffside of Mudjidin Beach. These natural wonders are subjects of many photos and must-see attractions when visiting Middle. (Can be visited as part of a motorised day trip)