The British Overseas Territory that lies on the south-east of the Bahamas is an archipelago that comprises of about 40 low lying coral islands in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean. This scenic place is known as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The sprawling and breath-taking Grace Bay Beach situated in the Providenciales Island, which is also known by the abbreviation “Provo” boasts of a versatile range of vacation homes, plush resorts, high-end restaurants and alluring food joints and is also the home to the above-mentioned Turks and Caicos. A vacation to Turks and Caicos might just be your most rejuvenating as well as most adventurous experience given the abundant scuba diving sites present there including a 14-mile long barrier reef situated on Provo’s northern shore and an impressive 2,134m underwater wall which is right off the Grand Turk island.
Turks and Caicos in undeniably one of the most good-looking places belonging to the Caribbean. From silky sands which glimmers and shimmers under the glorious sun to the exotic waters, there is not a thing to dislike in this absolutely perfect beach destination. Let’s explore the kinds of things you must do when you are in this exquisite vacation spot.
1. Watch the Whales in Salt Cay
If you are one of those fortunate people who manage to visit the glorious Turks and Caicos during its peak season, which approximately lasts from January to April, the time when the temperature drops are sudden and a soothing, serenading breeze follows you through from the Atlantic, you must ensure that you visit Salt Cay to watch the exotic marine life there. The southern island of the Salt Cay is where the tourists flock to spot the most important member of the marine life present there – the humpback whales. Make sure you keep your eyes on the Turks Head passage which is a connecting route to the western Caribbean and around the Hispaniola waters you might just spot a bunch of these majestic creatures. Otherwise too, Salt Cay proves to be a fine sight, given the glorious waters which crash around the rocky cliffs, and the overall scenery.
2. Sit Back and Relax on the Grace Bay
Although there are a lot of other absolutely picture-perfect beaches in the island of Turks and Caicos, this one takes the cake simply because it is an ideal and idyllic picture of a tailor-made Caribbean beach. The white sand shimmers in its glorious way and the colour of the sea water is breathtakingly blue. Apart from that, the active tourist life here in this island, with its hotels, resorts and rentals as well as restaurants and special, cosy eateries makes it one of the most desirable beaches to set up base in. If your ideal vacation scene comprises of the scenic sea, soft waves caressing your feet, comforting sunbaths and heady cocktails, this is the place you should definitely visit because this place is absolutely everything the term picture perfect is made up of.
3.Explore the History of Turks and Caicos at the National Museum
If you are the kind of traveller who believes in investing a considerable amount of time exploring the culture and history of a place, the museums and the exhibits are the ones you should never miss. In Turks and Caicos, it is the National Museum which holds the most amount of information regarding the rich and interesting history of the Caribbean. It is due to that reason that it draws a large number of tourists, though another reason is that it is quite a beautiful location in itself, full of colonial influences. The museum is located in the capital of Turks and Caicos, Cookstown. The artefacts and the exhibits inside the museum include many objects of deep historical importance including the remade remains of the iconic Molasses Reef Wreck. This museum is one of those places you absolutely cannot skip while you are taking a trip around Turks and Caicos.
4. Indulge in a Fish Fiesta on a Thursday Night
Nearby Grace Bay is the populist Bight Park which hosts the most celebratory fish fry fest courtesy of T&C Fish Fry. The tourists and the locals both crowd this popular joint and spend an evening full of song, dance as well as an absolutely lip-smacking range of fish fries that are available there. The delectable delicacy is fish fry at its very best. And you will surely have an experience of a lifetime here, given that along with the mouth-watering seafood offerings, you will actually get a taste of the culture of the Caribbean here given the locals also flock this gathering in huge number and showcase the best of their indigenous music and dance.
5. Kiteboard across the blue stretch of sea at the Long Bay Beach
Kiteboarding is surely one of the most adventurous and well as adrenaline pumping water sports in the world and you can indulge in it completely at the Long Bay Beach which is located just opposite to the aforementioned Grace Bay. This place is perfect for all water sports enthusiasts as there are all sorts of kiteboarding instruments as well as kiteboarding training academies situated here which makes sure you are fit enough to try your first ever kiteboarding stint. Apart from that, for those who have experience in kiteboarding, they can explore the deeper swells available in the nearby deserted beaches.
Although, there are a lot of other activities you can indulge in while you are here in this picturesque island, if you want to keep your trip short and sweet, these must be the highlight points. But, ultimately the decision is yours and all is dependent on the kind of trip you are looking forward to having, but rest assured you can have our word that this will be one of the best vacations of your life.