Turks & Caicos Things To Do
I take a Catamaran ride at almost every beach destination I visit. The voyage around Turks & Caicos Islands’ smaller cays and mangroves was truly stunning. It was by far the best part of my very short trip! I was only able to find a half day tour with Sail Provo, but the Catamaran still took us to Iguana Island, the barrier reef, and around the smaller islands. The water was so clear we saw sting rays, star fish, and other marine life. The beaches and shallow waters of Turks & Caicos reminded me of the beautiful Whitehaven Beach in Australia. Reach out to Sail Provo if you’re looking for a sail in Turks & Caicos.
While I opted to snorkel as part of my boat ride, those who fear seasickness have a great option to snorkel off the coast of Grace Bay at Bight Reef. I walked to the reef from my AIRBNB, about 20 minutes along the coast. I am not a fan of swimming solo, so I missed out on this reef, but I’ve heard great things about it. It was also quite windy the day I walked to Bight Reef, so the waves were pretty choppy.
3. Iguana Island
My boat ride also included Iguana Island, but you can take a boat ride here only or if you are more adventurous, you can kayak out to Iguana Island. We met our tour guide and did a quick walk through the island meeting some of the Iguanas and viewing some of their favorite foods. We saw a handful of iguanas and some beautiful birds on our quick tour of the island.
4. Eat Conch
Conch (pronounced CONK) was a new discovery for me. Despite a few trips to the Caribbean, including Barbados, I had never noticed Conch on the menu. Apparently Conch is endangered in Barbados, which might play a role in why I didn’t see it on the menus. In Turks and Caicos, conch is everywhere. Chefs across the island prepare it in a variety of ways. I found it to be very chewy, and a little slimy, but I tried it as a fritter and in wontons to ensure I had a true Turks & Caicos experience. You can also order conch in a raw salad, in chowders, and several other variations.
5. Eat Lobster
Lobster is only in season from August 1st through April 1st, so if you happen to be in TCI during these months, make sure to get some lobster. I went to a lovely restaurant at Point Grace, called Grace’s Cottage for my lobster dinner. Instead of a typical steamed lobster, I opted for the lobster thermidor and was not disappointed. If you want to read more about the food in Turks & Caicos check out what Guide on Where to Eat Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands.
6. Walk Grace Bay
Not much to say here. The photos speak louder than words. Beautiful white sand, piers, sunsets, pink umbrellas.
7. Kite Surfing
If you are an adventure traveler, be sure to check out Kite Surfing in Grace Bay. I opted to merely be a spectator, but I had a blast watching some pros get some airtime and some beginners try their best. AS mentioned during my failed snorkel attempt, there was some insane wind at Grace Bay while I was visiting, which makes Kite Surfing pretty exciting. The following day, we didn’t even have enough wind to sail our boat though!
A lot of people say Turks & Caicos seems boring. I prefer to use peaceful, or quiet. It’s definitely not drawing your spring break crowds. You will see a lot of families, retired couples, and honeymooners on the island. I traveled to Turks & Caicos solo in January of 2017 to escape the cold and spend some time relaxing. For these, purposes, it was perfect. Grace Bay was pretty quiet during the week, and I had no trouble getting into the restaurants of my choice or finding quiet places on the beach to read and rest. And as you’ve seen, it is quite a beautiful island. I look forward to returning one day!
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I hope you enjoyed Turks & Caicos Things to Do! Tell me what you want to do in Turks & Caicos in the comments, or if you have been, please share your favorite activities!