My adventure with Turks and Caicos began few years ago back on East Coast. While driving on New Jersey Turnpike I saw a tabloid showing a silhouette of a woman sitting on a gorgeous white sand beach , wearing large hat and gazing at the amazing turquoise ocean water. The site was so breathtaking that right there and then I knew I have to go and visit this paradise. Also known as TCI – an archipelago south-east of Bahamas, east of Cuba and north of Dominican Republic it is an oversees British territory consisting of 40 islands. The largest one of them – Providenciales is the home of the Grace Bay Beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world even by Caribbean standards.
ARRIVAL to Turks and Caicos
The direct flight from Newark NJ was under four hours, relatively easy and pleasant. Right before landing we got to see the bird’s eye view of Providenciales, sorrounded by a band of turquoise water and coral reef. I couldn’t wait to get out of the plane. After a soft touchdown , clearing the customs and transfer to my hotel I quickly changed and went to the beach. Even in the late afternoon with some overcast the water looked amazing.
I decided to just stay there on a comfy lounger, read bit more my guide book and wait for the famous Turks and Caicos sunset. When the turquoise water started to change color and became gold I was simply speechless. I knew I am going to have amazing few days ahead of me and wanted to make sure I use my time wisely, mixing the relaxation with some fun activities and sightseeing.
THE GRACE BAY BEACH
The Grace Bay Beach aka one of the top 10 best beaches in the world according to Conde Nast Travel magazine, is 12 mile long, gorgeous white sand beach on the east end of Providenciales north shore. Many amazing hotels, resorts and villas are located here. Even if you’re only planning to spend time on the beach, you will have an absolute blast. You can explore crystal clear waters for starfish, sand dollars and marine life. You can enjoy family time with children building sandcastles, or just lounge with a good book. There is plenty of space to make it feel like your own private beach even in ‘busy’ holiday season.
THINGS TO DO in Provo, Turks and Caicos
There is so much to do :sun bathing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, horse back riding , exploring of the island, taking a boat ride to the iguana island, trip to old sugar cane plantation, visit to the only one in the world conch factory, and so much more.
DINING in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
There tons of amazing restaurants in Providenciales. Since most hotels don’t offer all inclusive option tourists can browse different venues for breakfast , lunch and dinner. Food was excellent everywhere.
There are fantastic hotels right on the beach in Provo. The one that caters to families with kids is “Beaches” , it offers all inclusive stay in variety of rooms and suites. The remaining hotels offer ala card dining in their restaurants.
FANTASTIC VACATION DESTINATION . I WILL GIVE IT *****