TURKS AND CAICOS ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS
Just about any water sport activity is available, from scuba diving to deep sea fishing and everything in between. The Turks and Caicos Islands are surrounded by one of the most extensive coral reef systems worldwide (65 miles across and 200 miles long). Excellent visibility (up to 200 feet), pristine reefs, abundant tropical flora and fauna, fish and other marine life make Provo a world-class diving destination. There is an 8,000 foot deep passage serving as major transit lines for migrating Humpback Whales, Spotted Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Turtles and Dolphins. Parasailing, fishing (deep-sea, bottom or bone fishing), snorkeling, adventure excursions are all options. The turquoise water is crystal clear and warm. Getting wet is what Provindeciales (Provo) is all about.
Visit the Conch Farm on Provo which claims to be the only one of its kind. It strives to protect the Caribbean queen conch ( Strombus gigas ) from extinction and also raises the mollusks commercially for export and local use.
Stones engraved by shipwrecked sailors while they waited for help can be found very close to Moonglade II villa, on the hilltop overlooking the Marina Inn near Chalk Sound and Sapodilla Bay.
Turks Head Beer Brewery
Only 5 minutes away is the Turks Head Beer Brewery where Turks Head beer is made. This popular brew is available in both lager and amber.
Learn about the history of Provo. If you like old ruins that are not to difficult to get to, visit 2 sites of plantation houses built by Loyalists, Cheshire Hall (just off the Leeward Highway) and Richmond Hill.
See the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands through the eyes of local artists whose work is showcased at the country's first professional art gallery in Providenciales.
For equestrian lovers , horseback riding is now available on Provo. The Provo Ponies stables are located in Long Bay Hills, a tranquil area dotted sporadically with homes. Ride along quiet roads, secluded canals and beaches in Long Bay Hills on the northern side of the island.
There are three main shopping centers: Ports of Call; Market Place; Central Square which all include a place to buy souvenirs as well as clothing, beach and sportswear. Ports of Call shopping village has a variety of resaturants, bars, shops, gym & real estate offices. Shopping in Grace Bay is only a twenty minute drive away. There are also smaller shops and art & craft outlets as you travel around the Islands.
If you would like to melt away the stresses while vacationing on Providenciales island, indulging in a massage, facial or spa treatment are great ways to do this. There are top notch spa facilities throughout Provo offering hot river rock and reflexology treatments as well as soothing massage therapies. Many will either do pickups or visit you at your villa. Discover magazine recommends the Serenity Spa and Spa Tropique.
The Provo Golf Club, located in the Grace Bay area,is one of the top 5 golf courses in the Caribbean region providing 18 challenging holes on a 72 par course, signature clubhouse featuring Fairways Bar and Grill, stocked Pro Shop, lit as well as tennis courts.
If you need information on church services or on getting married while in the Turks and Caicos Islands we have provided a list of contact numbers HERE.
"The Hole" at Long Bay is a deep and wide limestone chimney with a mysterious depth of salt water at the bottom. Adventurous visitors can be lowered by rope eighty feet down to a sunken swimming hole.
Little Water Cay
Over on Little Water Cay, just off the coast of Providenciales, hundreds of iguanas run wild, the only place in the world to see the endangered rock iguana in its natural habitat.