Seven Reasons to Visit Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos (TCI) is a string of islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean between the Bahama Islands and the Dominican Republic. A group of 40 small islands gifted with abundant and breathtaking natural beauty, TCI receives over a million tourists annually from all corners of the world.
Whether you are seeking an adventurous beach vacation or a peaceful time-out from routine life, Turks and Caicos has something for everyone.
Only eight of its islands are inhabited, and almost a two-third of the population lives on Providenciales island, which is hands-down the best luxurious family vacation destination in all of Turks and Caicos. Its beautiful white-sand coastline is home to some of the world’s top luxury resorts that offer all types of vacations, from family reunions to couple getaways to custom-designed destination weddings.
Providenciales has all essential services, such as a medical center, safe drinking water, mobile network, internet, courier service and so forth. The best time to visit the island is between December and March, when the US is reeling under extreme cold temperatures. Climate on the island, and in all of TCI, is pleasant the year round with rains in April and May.
Here are seven reasons why you should plan your next beach vacation to the beautiful Caribbean island of Providenciales.
The world’s best beaches. Providenciales is home to the Grace Bay beach, voted the world’s number one beach by TripAdvisor users. With 12 miles of enchanting white-sand coastline maintained by some of the islands’ leading luxury resorts, this beach is among the most loved beaches in the world.
Outstanding food. The vibe is extremely relaxing even in the tourist season and if you’re a foodie, you’ll love the local food served with tons of warmth at the street side outlets and at the top-end bars and restaurants serving everything from TCI delicacies to global cuisine.
Fresh seafood is the specialty of this place. Everywhere you go, you’ll find people relishing sumptuous dishes prepared fresh from the day’s catch. Having a great meal at a seaside restaurant listening to the waves and gazing the stars is an experience of a lifetime.
Water sports. Providenciales offers each and every water sport you can imagine, and if you purchase an all-inclusive hotel deal, you won’t have to pay separately for a host of water activities. Aside from the usual water sports, you can go snorkeling off the coast and explore the beautiful coral reefs. The high-end beachfront resorts have their own aqua activities and some even have a water park for children.
If you love adventure, you will love parasailing and going on a sail boat ride.
Couples’ retreat. Providenciales makes for an exceptional destination for couples looking for time away from the drudge of everyday life to spend some real quality time in a natural, romantic setting. The natural beauty of the island combined with couple’s retreats and special events makes for an ideal vacation for love-struck pairs.
If you’re coming with children, you can still get precious alone time with your partner by sneaking away to adults-only areas in your family resort. Your children meanwhile can have fun at the entertainment centers, pools and gaming zones staffed by trained attendants.
Breathtaking sunsets. The sunsets in Providenciales are to die for. A sight for sore eyes, they lift up your spirits and as the sun goes down and the sky turns a beautiful shade of auburn against the calm blue ocean, you get a feeling of immense joy and calm.
And then you get ready for the never-ending beach parties.
Amazing beachfront parties. The resorts, bars and restaurants located across the shoreline of Grace Bay beach host some of the best theme parties, gigs and cultural events. There are events for all ages organized by family-friendly resorts, so your children and senior family members will never get a chance to say they’re bored.
Unmatched hospitality. The people of Turks and Caicos are warm and friendly and always smiling. Tourism is a major revenue source for the islands and the residents appreciate this fact. You will feel welcomed from the time you arrive.
The attendants at the hotels and resorts are generally locals and are well-trained to attend to guests from across the world. They accept tips, provided it is allowed at the property. Check with your resort if they allow tipping and what amount is considered appropriate.
Bonus tip: be courteous and respectful when speaking with the staff and you’re bound to receive exceptional service.
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