Top 5 Things To Do In Turks And Caicos

 Top 5 Things To Do In Turks And Caicos

Are you planning to hop on a beach to have a relaxing break from all the stress, noise, and pollution brought by city life? If yes, then this article is perfect for you. While there are plenty of picturesque and mesmerizing beaches to choose from, one island country proudly stands out – the island nation of Turks and Caicos.  

Nestled within the Atlantic Ocean, Turks and Caicos is a small country in the Caribbean located in the southeastern tip of the Bahamas. This island is the home of one of the world’s largest coral reefs, which makes diving a popular activity in this region.

In addition, all the beaches you can find in Turks and Caicos are free to the public. So, discover your own sanctuary from the fantastic turquoise clear water beaches of Providenciales to the unparalleled beauty of Salt Cay Beach. 

If you’re planning for the perfect Turks and Caicos getaway, here are the best things you can do to get the most out of this tiny island nation:

1. Discover The Caicos Cays

 

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Turks and Caicos has a marvelous collection of low sandbanks or cays located between the North Caicos and the beaches of Providenciales. These islands offer fabulous white sand beaches you’ll certainly love. More so, you can enjoy the clear water of the reef, which is perfect for snorkeling, and discover the friendly rock iguanas indigenous to the island.  

Additionally, you can visit the iguana sanctuary located in the Little Water Cay, the peaceful lagoon of Half Moon Bay, and the serene beach of Water Cay. Your tour can also include the fabulous sandbars at Fort George Cay and the beautiful coral reefs and abundant fishes at the Leeward Reef.  

After, you can also consider discovering what the south coast of Providenciales has to offer. As you visit the area, you’ll come upon different attractions and views, such as the La Famille Express ruins, the picturesque sights of West Caicos and its national park nearby, and the amazing corals and historical shipwrecks.  

If you’re looking for ways to get to know and explore the country better, consider booking a boat cruise or charter and discover all the places mentioned above.

2. Snorkeling Tour

 

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Now that you’re familiar with beautiful sights and reefs, it’s time to dive, explore, and experience the majestic reefs of Turks and Caicos through a snorkeling cruise trip.  

Luckily, there’s still an abundance of healthy coral reefs in the island nation of Turks and Caicos. This provides beautiful homes to the fishes, giving life to the area and perfect for your underwater dream experience. And since the reefs are abundant in the area, you don’t have to go deeper in search of them as you can easily see them through the island’s ultra-clear water.

For the best snorkeling experience, make sure to visit Grace Bay and Leeward Bay. Here, you’ll get to see the gorgeous sea fans that wave along with the movement of the water and the colorful coral reefs and caves. A great collection of marine mammals also inhabited the area, such as turtles, stingrays, nurse sharks, and schools of fishes.

3. Freediving At The Deepest Diving Spots

There’s a famous diving spot in Turks and Caicos known as The Wall. An underwater plateau supports the island that may go as deep as 40 to 50 feet. However, some areas may be thousands of feet deep. 

Freediving is a challenge that involves diving deep using your own breath and gear similar to snorkeling equipment. 

While this can be an exciting adventure, one has to acknowledge its risks. It is still best to prioritize safety above anything else. That’s why everyone has to be assessed first if they are qualified for freediving.

If you’re qualified for freediving at the Wall, try to reach at least 40 feet deep to see the beautiful corals, deep blue water, and sharks swimming freely. 

4. Discover South Caicos

Take a break from all the water activities mentioned above and experience more from the island by discovering the peaceful ambiance of South Caicos. 

Tourists often overlook South Caicos, but in actuality, it is one of the interesting places to explore. Here, you can experience the authenticity of the culture and history of the island. While it can be quite the opposite of most Caribbean destinations, South Caicos can still offer seclusion and exquisite sights and attractions. 

However, there’s is not much development for tourism in this area in order to preserve what remains in the history of the place, including Cockburn Harbor, hidden beaches, and the rest of the previous sea salt industry.  

5. Taste The Seafood Galore

 

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A trip to Turks and Caicos won’t be considered complete without exploring and tasting the island’s famous and mouthwatering seafood selections. Since you’re in a place surrounded by rich marine resources, you’ll never run out of fresh seafood options, from hard-shelled lobsters to crispy fish fry.  

In addition to that, the best way to experience the rich seafood options is during Thursday night, where locals and tourists enjoy tasting the fresh and salty dishes at the famous T & C Fish Fry. This local occasion takes place at the Bight Park near Grace Bay.  

In this event, you’ll get to experience the culture behind every small chat, live samba performance, Caribbean music, and different shops offering handcrafted souvenirs.  

Final Words

Turks and Caicos is one of the best islands in the Caribbean that can fulfill your hunger for intimate relaxation, blissfulness, and complete serenity away from the busy sights of city life. In addition to that, the island nation holds the beach recognized as the world’s most beautiful among others, the Grace Bay.  

If you’re visiting Turks and Caicos, make sure not to forget to observe the most beautiful attraction in the country, the golden sunset, which can be seen perfectly at Grace Bay. The island has so much more things to offer other than beautiful beaches and rich marine culture. So, take the time to explore the city and learn more about Turks and Caicos’ incredibly rich history and culture.

 

About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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