There are many ways to spend your days in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Naturally our attractions and activities are primarily outdoors, offering you the opportunity to take advantage of our year-round glorious climate.
In addition to miles of secluded beaches and turquoise waters, the Turks and Caicos Islands have a number of sites worth seeing, and activities to satisfy a variety of interests and desires. Being a part of the outdoors is a way of life here.
Water related sporting activities are popular, and our year-round tropical climate make them attractive throughout the year. The Turks and Caicos Islands offer some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world. The excellent visibility in our crystal clear waters, and our unspoiled reefs and spectacular vertical drops attract divers and snorkellers from around the globe. Within our pollution-free waters divers experience a rainbow of colours and a variety of marine life, including many species of tropical fish, sea turtles, humpback whales, manta rays, and schools of wild dolphins, all very close to inhabited islands. The visibility in our waters ranges from 80’-150’, with summer underwater temperatures of 82-84˚F and temperatures of 74-78˚F in the winter months.
Scuba Diving courses are available for visitors through local dive operators. A Resort Course is intended for the new diver. Starting out in a swimming pool and gradually moving into the ocean, the new diver is trained on simple diving skills. Open Water Certification Courses teach the basics of scuba diving in four or five days. These five days of training can easily fit into a vacation in the islands. In addition, Advanced Open Water Certification Courses offer two day certificate courses in the following areas: Night Diving, Deep Water Diving, Underwater Photography and Marine Life Identification.
Outside of the coral reefs that surround the islands, the Atlantic Ocean offers great fishing. For those who enjoy the thrill of a big catch, there is much to choose from. Our waters boast blue marlin, sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi-mahi, and shark. Other possible fishing adventures include: light tackle trolling for mackerel, jackfish or barracuda, flying the flats for bonefish or tarpon, or bottom fishing for snapper or grouper. Local restaurants will even prepare your day’s catch for you.
Spending a day on the turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands is a refreshing way to relax in the sunshine. A range of vessels is available for cruising, sailing or exploring our bluffs and caves. If you are interested in something more active, consider windsurfing, parasailing, sea cycling, kayaking, kiteboarding, or water-skiing.
Site seeing by air is another way to explore the beauty of the islands. Local air charters provide scenic aerial tours, as well as day trips to the other islands.
However, you need not stray off land for things to do in the Turks and Caicos Islands. If golf is your game then Providenciales is the place to be. The Provo Golf Club is an 18 hole, 6500 yard, 72 par championship golf course designed by Karl Litten. The golf course is a challenge and a fun time for every calibre of golfer. Tennis is a popular sport in both Providenciales and Grand Turk.
Our comfortable year round climate is perfect for leisurely strolls or energetic runs along scenic stretches of beach or for jogging along palm lined roads. In addition, bicycles and scooters are available for hire. For those who wish to explore the beauty and history of our islands, auto rental agencies have four wheel drive vehicles for hire or local tour operators will gladly guide you through our islands.
There are many sites worth seeing in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Providenciales boasts the world’s only Conch Farm and Grand Turk hosts the National Museum full of information and artifacts on the history and culture of the Turks and Caicos Islands. In addition to the numerous National Parks, Nature Reserves, Sanctuaries and Historical Sites, a number of buildings has been protected and is worth seeing. In the evening amidst clear skies you will see breathtaking sunsets, an array of stargazing wonder, perhaps a green flash, or the mating of the glow worms. Our sunrises are equally captivating.