With its glistening crystal clear blue waters, golden sandy beaches and picturesque scenery, the Turks and Caicos Islands, encompassing 40 different islands and cays, really is the perfect getaway.
While this destination, with its spectacular beaches, is certainly the perfect retreat for relaxing and having a bit of downtime, the islands also present a number of exciting activities to enjoy during your stay.
From a fabulous array of thrilling water sports giving you the chance to experience the Turks and Caicos’ magnificent underwater scenery to getting a taste (literally!) for some of the islands’ most delicious authentic dishes, this destination certainly has a lot to offer.
Here are five must dos to schedule into your trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands to make your visit one which is both special and memorable.
Visit Grace Bay Beach
The world renowned Grace Bay Beach is certainly a must-visit during your time on the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Having been recognised for a number of awards including the World Travel Awards’ World’s Leading Beach Destination, as well as being rated the second best beach in the world on TripAdvisor, this beach is certainly no ordinary seashore spot.
With its glorious blue waters and pristine white sand, Grace Bay Beach, located off the northeast coast of the Providenciales stretches for an impressive three miles. You can find out more about this prized location by heading to Visit Turks & Caicos Islands.
Dune Buggy Safari Tour
A fun way of witnessing some of the islands’ most beautiful scenery and sites, if you love nothing than exploring, then this activity is certainly one which you’ll enjoy!
Listed on Beach House TCI’s 78 Things To Do On The Turks And Caicos Islands, this is a great activity in which to experience the Turks and Caicos behind the wheel of your own dune buggy!
Keep your eyed peeled for the endangered pink flamingo, and as the route takes you along the east coast heading towards the Grand Turk Indigenous Horse Shelter, this will give you the chance to view the wild horses and donkeys who played an imperative part during the islands’ thriving salt trade.
Caicos Conch Farm
Caicos Conch Farm is the world’s first and only commercial conch farm making it a must-see during your stay on the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The conch farm provides visitors with an interesting insight into the fascinating life cycle of the Caribbean Queen Conch. A tour of the farm, brief informative session and even the chance to be able to touch the prized Caribbean Queen Conch makes this cultural experience an extremely unique and interesting activity.
Should you be visiting the islands during the winter season, then the annual Conch Festival held in November celebrating wonderful local culture and cuisine is certainly an event not to be missed!
Spot JoJo the Dolphin
JoJo is an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, and one of the few dolphins worldwide who enjoys the opportunity to interact with humans within his natural habitat.
Amongst the Turks and Caicos islanders, JoJo is even regarded as a national treasure who has been spotted swimming around Grace Bay in particular since the 1980’s.
As a symbol of marine life and preserving island life conservation, JoJo’s presence acts as a reminder that the wonderful marine life and habitat must be respected and protected.
While JoJo cannot ever be touched, he adores interacting with people and is extremely friendly. Many divers have had the privilege of being able to spot JoJo and even capture him on film.
Horseback Ride and Swim
If riding along the stunning coastline of the Turks and Caicos Islands with the sun on your back doesn’t sound like the perfect way of soaking up the spectacular scenery, then we don’t know what does!
This activity is a truly fantastic way of being able to experience the charming landscape of the Turks and Caicos by horseback.
Suitable for those who may or may not have ridden before, this relaxing activity gives you the opportunity to witness the impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean before riding into the refreshing ocean waters. For more information about booking your horseback ride and swim, head to Chukka.
As you can see, the Turks and Caicos Islands offer a diverse range of activities no matter what you fancy getting up to during your stay. So why not plan the holiday of a lifetime to this phenomenal set of islands for your next vacation!