Welcome to Our Curated List of the Best Activities in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Snorkeling, diving, catamaran cruises, whale watching, sport fishing, golf and more… Our curated list of the best activities in Providenciales offers excellent recommendations on fun things to do, seek, taste, experience and explore while you’re here. The island offers a lot of activities and attractions, and there’s so much to see and do here in Grace Bay! From boutique window shopping at quaint stores and experiencing the many amazing restaurants (both local fare and international cuisine by world-renowned chefs) that line Grace Bay to enjoying a day at our postcard-perfect beaches and getting into the water with any type of water sport that you can dream of — there’s something to do for everyone! Our concierge is always happy to tell you about these experiences and can help make arrangements for you as well.

The Venetian Offers Abundant Activities

Our guests absolutely love going out on a snorkel cruise where you stop off at remote, deserted beaches to search for shells and explore Provo’s exceptional underwater ecosystem (and one of the largest barrier reefs in the world). Adventurous types will also enjoy taking a day trip via ferry to one of the family islands of Turks & Caicos, such as North and Middle Caicos where you can experience a different style of island in comparison to Providenciales.

Boating in Turks and Caicos

  • Miniature submarine ride
  • Undersea Explorer
  • Sailboat charters
  • Glass Bottom Boat rides
  • Banana Boat rides
  • Sail Provo
  • Sun Charters

Caving in Turks and Caicos

Middle Caicos is home to over 15 miles of above-ground caves, the largest such chain of caves in all of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands. Formed by the erosion of limestone, they were once frequented by Lucayan Indians, and you can still see some of the indigenous people’s art on the cave walls.

These tours are suitable for all ages, but be sure to bring appropriate footwear, such as tennis shoes or hiking boots. If you aren’t planning to spend the night on Middle Caicos, ask for a day excursion. You can arrange a tour through the caves with local guides by calling Middle Caicos Co-op at 649-941-7639 or by visiting Amphibious Adventures.

Fishing in Turks and Caicos

Guided sport fishing charters offer one of the best activities in Providenciales for people who love the thrill of the big catch and being out on the water.

Bone Fishing
The silvery bonefish makes its home in the shallow flats near mangroves. Some fisherman use spin casting gear to pursue this elusive species, but catching one on a fly rod is, of course, the purist’s route. Belongers in the Turks and Caicos, especially the men, grow up fishing and have a knack for seeing the greenish backs of the bonefish against the sand as they feed in the flats.

Reef Fishing
Especially fun for children, bottom fishing is similar to fishing in a lake or pond. The north side reef waters and south shore banks provide habitat for snapper, grouper, yellowfin, parrotfish, and other species. Guides should provide all necessary gear, such as spinning reels, saltwater rods, and relatively light line, and most will be happy to clean and filet your catch. Talk about fresh fish!

  • Grandslam Fishing Charters
  • Catch The Wave
  • Silver Deep

Golfing in Turks and Caicos

Designed by Karl Litten (and located across the street from The Venetian), Provo’s Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club is considered one of the best in the Caribbean. The Bermuda-style 419 blend offers excellent lies on the fairways, and the dwarf Bermuda makes excellent putting surfaces. Sinking the putts is up to you though.

Natural limestone outcroppings bring both beauty and technical challenges to the course.

Flamingos and egrets populate the lakes, and conch shells painted white mark the difficulty of each hole. From the black tee, the course runs 6,705 yards. The holes of the front nine are longer and have larger water hazards; the back nine are very narrow with more wind. Tee times run from 7am to 3:30pm. Golf lessons and an onsite driving range are available.

Visit Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club for more information.

Hiking in Turks and Caicos

The following places on Provo will give you some exercise and give you a chance to enjoy the island’s flora and fauna:

Horseback Riding in Turks and Caicos

One of the best, most unique activities in Providenciales, horseback riding on the beach is an experience that you won’t want to miss during your Turks and Caicos vacation. Provo Ponies offers rides from 9:30am to 4:30pm. All rides finish along Long Bay Beach and are suitable for every age and skill level.

Parasailing in Turks and Caicos

The best view of Provo is 500 feet up in a parasail. You can see the whole island and the coral reefs through the crystal clear turquoise water.

Captain Marvin’s Parasailing

Tennis at The Venetian Resort

Many of the resorts throughout the islands have their own tennis courts, but the Venetian on Grace Bay has one of the prettiest and best-maintained courts in Provo. Our onsite tennis courts are fully lit as well, making them an ideal activity to enjoy in the evening.

Whale Watching in Provo

Humpback whales migrate through turks & caicos? When most people hear the word “whale,” they probably think of Alaska, or maybe the West Coast, not Turks & Caicos. Yet, the entire school, or “gam,” of 2,500 North Atlantic Humpbacks passes through the waters near Grand Turk and Salt Cay on their annual mating and birth migration. December through early April is the ideal time to visit Columbus Passage near Salt Cay and to marvel at their size and playfulness.

Snorkeling and Diving in Turks and Caicos

Exceptional visibility, steep walls, coral reefs, and a diversity of marine life draw thousands of divers and snorkelers to Turks and Caicos every year. After the Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia and the Belize Coral Reef, the Turks & Caicos Islands boast the third-largest coral reef in the world. Our islands’ rich and diverse underwater ecosystem (and ease of access to great snorkeling spots for exploring), make snorkeling and diving the most popular activities in Providenciales for visitors.

For more general information about Turks and Caicos diving, click here.

The following local diving companies have good reputations and should be able to accommodate beginners, veterans, and everyone in between:

  • Provo Turtle Divers
  • Dive Provo
  • Big Blue Unlimited
  • Silver Deep
  • Reef Peeper

Watersports in Turks and Caicos

The crystal clear waters that surround our island offer ideal conditions for a variety of motorized and non-motorized water sports, including:

  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Kite surfing
  • Nautique Sports
  • Windsurfing
  • Windsurfing Provo
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Big Blue Tours