Providenciales

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  • 1. Chalk Sound National Park

    As you drive out to the end of South Dock Road, on your right you will catch glimpses of the beautiful Chalk Sound; the water here is luminescent. The best places to stop for pictures are on Chalk Sound Drive. You can enjoy lunch overlooking the park at Las Brisas Restaurant or drive to the very end of the road and take a walk along the shoreline where there are few homes. No matter how many times you see it, it will always manage to take your breath away.

    Chalk Sound Dr., Chalk Sound, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 2. Grace Bay Beach

    The world-famous sweeping stretch of ivory-white, powder-soft sand on Provo's north shore is simply breathtaking. Protected within the Princess Alexandra National Park, it's home to migrating starfish, as well as many schools of tiny fishes. The majority of Provo's beachfront resorts are along this shore, and it's the primary reason Turks and Caicos is a world-class destination. Amenities: food and drink; parking (free); water sports. Best for: sunset; swimming; walking.

    Grace Bay Rd., Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 3. Half Moon Bay

    Only minutes from Provo's eastern tip, Half Moon Bay is one of the most gorgeous beaches in the country. This natural ribbon of sand linking two uninhabited cays is only inches above the sparkling turquoise waters. There are small limestone cliffs to explore on either end where rock iguanas sun themselves, as well as small, sandy coves. Most of the island's tour companies run excursions here or simply offer a beach drop-off. As an alternative, rent a kayak from Big Blue Collective and venture over independently. Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; swimming; walking.

    Between Big Water Cay and Little Water Cay, Little Water Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 4. The Bight Beach

    The Bight Beach blends right into Grace Bay Beach as the western extension of Provo's Princess Alexandra National Park; visitors generally think of the two beaches as one and the same. Unlike its world-famous counterpart, Bight Beach has off-the-beach snorkeling where the fringing reef comes in to touch the shore. The Provo Sailing Academy gives lessons to residents some Sundays. The beach also holds the Annual Fools Regatta in June, which everyone can enjoy. Both are held at the far western end in the Children's Park. Amenities: food and drink; parking (free). Best for: snorkeling; swimming; walking.

    Lower Bight Rd., The Bight, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 5. Casablanca Casino

    The Casablanca Casino has brought slots, blackjack, American roulette, poker, and craps to Provo. Because it's open daily until 2 am, you can come late and make it your last stop for the night. There are complimentary drinks while playing, and you can get a free shuttle ride by contacting the casino.

    Grace Bay Rd., Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
    649-941–3737
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  • 6. Cheshire Hall

    Just east of downtown Provo are the eerie remains of an 18th-century cotton plantation owned by the Loyalist Thomas Stubbs. A trail weaves through the ruins, where guided interpretive tours tell the story of the island's doomed cotton industry and about the plantation itself. A variety of local plants are also identified. Contact the Turks & Caicos National Trust to visit; there’s a $10 fee that goes toward preserving the nation’s heritage. If this piques your interest, a visit to the North Caicos Wades Green plantation or the Turks and Caicos National Museum in Grand Turk will provide more of the story.

    Leeward Hwy., Downtown, Providenciales, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
    649-941–5710-for Turks and Caicos National Trust

    Sight Details

    Rate Includes: $10, Weekdays 8:30–4:30, Sat. 9–1 (guided tour required), Closed weekends
  • 7. Long Bay Hills Beach

    On the southeastern end of the island, visitors will find this a lovely stretch to stroll. It’s not much of a place to swim, as the water is shallow and shells litter the floor. This is where you can pick up a conch shell to take home, as it is not part of the country’s park system. It's ungroomed, so you’ll find many along the shore. Long Bay is also where some will have their dreams of riding horseback fulfilled. The guides with Provo Ponies will also let them swim. Kitesurfers have also made this their mecca. On any one Saturday, there may be up to a hundred kiters enjoying the shallower waters and warm trade winds to advance their skills. If you’re not a participant, come out and enjoy the show. You can watch world-class boarders daily. It might spark some interest so that you find yourself checking in with one of the several instructors giving lessons out on Long Bay. Amenities: parking (free). Best for: kitesurfing; walking; windsurfing.

    Long Bay Rd., Long Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 8. Malcolm's Road Beach

    This is one of the most stunning beaches you'll ever see, but you'll need to tread carefully; the road is a little rough in spots, and there have been reports of break-ins at the parking area. Don't bring any valuables with you, and never go alone. Also pack your own food and drinks because there are no facilities for miles around. However, if you're looking for a great diving experience, Malcolm's Road Beach offers one of the best as it is located near the wall, which is an underwater plateau covered with beautiful marine life. Even if you're not a diver, the water in this area is so clear, it's amazing how much you can see just from the shoreline. Amenities: parking (free). Best for: solitude; swimming; walking.

    Malcolm's Beach Rd., Northwest Point, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 9. Pelican Beach

    Pelican Beach is a gorgeous stretch of beach that blends right into Grace Bay Beach at its eastern extension, within Princess Alexandra National Park. There is little distinction between where one beach ends and the other begins—some people refer to a small stretch in between as Leeward Beach. Because of a cut in the reef, you may find wonderful shells here—but remember that you are within the national park, so they must be left behind for others to see long after you have gone home. This end of the bay is slightly quieter than the rest, as there is much less development here. Enjoy. Amenities: parking (free). Best for: solitude; swimming; walking.

    Nightjar, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 10. Sapodilla Bay

    One of the best of the many secluded beaches around Provo is this peaceful quarter-mile cove protected by Sapodilla Hill. The soft strand here is lapped by calm waves, while yachts and small boats rock with the gentle motion. During low tide, little sandbar "islands" form—they're great for a beach chair and make the waters easily accessible to young children. Amenities: parking (free). Best for: sunbathing.

    End of South Dock Rd., Chalk Sound, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 11. Sapodilla Hill

    On this hilltop overlooking the beauty of Sapodilla Bay, you might find what is left of several rock carvings. It is thought that sailors carved the names and dates into the rocks while they watched over their ships from a high vantage point, perhaps while the hulls were being cleaned or repairs were being made. The details are uncertain, but they have been dated back to the mid-1700s to mid-1800s. You will see replicas displayed at Provo’s International Airport.

    Off South Dock Rd., Chalk Sound, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 12. Taylor Bay

    Perfect for familes, Taylor Bay is shallow for hundreds of feet. The beach also offers gorgeous views of the villas that hang over the shoreline on one side of the bay with natural coastline on the other. As it has had many amazing reviews over the years, don’t expect to have this one all to yourself. There is even the odd tour that pulls up. Amenities: none. Best for: sunbathing; wading.

    Sunset Dr., Chalk Sound, Providenciales, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • 13. West Harbour Bay

    This is about as isolated as it gets on Provo. West Bay has long stretches of beaches to walk and possibly not see another person for hours. You might see large red starfish in the water here, or if you walk out to Bonefish Point you may spot small reef sharks and the odd ray hunting in the shallows. Amenities: none. Best for: exploring; solitude; swimming; walking.

    Northwest Point, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

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