Considered one of the world’s best beach destinations, Providenciales is home to kilometres of powdery white sand and alluring coral reefs. This contemporary island haven is the perfect spot for water sports and snorkelling adventures, and also delivers year-round entertainment with casinos, gourmet restaurants and lively beachfront bars.
Things to do in Providenciales
One of the best parts of Providenciales is its array of idyllic beaches, especially the world-famous Grace Bay Beach, which has out-of-this-world white sand and cocktail-blue water. Seek out peace and solitude on Leeward Beach, snorkel through fascinating seagrass marine environments at The Bight Beach and go kiteboarding at Long Bay Beach. You can also snorkel past colourful coral at Smith’s Reef or spot native seabirds at West Harbour Bluff.
Immerse yourself in Providenciales’ unique history at Cheshire Hall Plantation, which was a cotton plantation in the 1700s. It’s now home to preserved slave cabins, burial grounds and old canons. Afterwards, visit the Caicos Conch Farm, where you can see the one-of-a-kind queen conch, a giant sea snail, along with other local seafood dishes.
Speaking of dining, don’t forget to try the delicious Turks and Caicos cuisines, such as mahi-mahi, wahoo, conch stew and seafood chowder. You can visit restaurants dishing up local specialties in the old settlements of Blue Hills and Five Cays. For Caribbean-fusion food, head to Kalooki’s Beach Restaurant, which specialises in Jamaican jerk.
Looking for some entertainment? Enjoy the Thursday-night disco at Gansevoort, head to the Casablanca Casino for slots and table games or check out live plays at Brayton Hall. Rejuvenate with a pampering spa treatment at Elevate Spa, Beauty and the Beach or Sheque Perfection.
Getting around Providenciales
Providenciales is easily reached by flying into Providenciales International Airport from various destinations in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The best way to get around the island is by renting a car or catching taxis.