Alrightie. I’ve been asked so many times what my favorite things to do on island are, which led me to create my favorite Top Ten Things to do in Turks and Caicos Islands. Go for it and let me know how it ‘went’!
Before coming to Turks and Caicos some 30 years ago, I had never snorkeled in my life. First time I tried it I thought I was going to drown so I practiced snorkeling in a pool before heading into the open water again. Looked a little silly doing so but it worked and now I love to snorkel! You can choose to take a half-day or full-day snorkeling cruise where all the equipment is supplied or you can snorkel right off the beach at Coral Gardens. If you have never been scuba diving you might want to try Snuba Diving. Snuba bridges the gap between snorkeling and diving. The diving tank stays on a raft and you get to breathe underwater without all the heavy equipment. Great for all family members! Of course, scuba diving is huge in Turks and Caicos! These Islands have been consistently mentioned as one of the top ten places to dive in the world. There are some great diving outfits that will cater to your diving wishes. You can dive at night, dive with the gloworms, dive all day…half a day…whatever floats your boat! 5. Explore North and Middle Caicos! I love Provo, I really do, but I also harbor a strong weakness for North and Middle Caicos! Caribbean Cruisin’ started a new Discovery Tour and Treasure Hunt excursion this November! Take the ferry over to North Caicos with a local guide and explore all the incredible sites there are to see on these two Islands. Not only will you get to see awesome, beautiful Mudjin Harbor but you’ll also get to go on a treasure hunt! 6. Walk a Potcake on the beach! Head on over to Potcake Place and take a peek at some beautiful potcake puppies that you can take for a walk on the beach! Who knows, you just might end up adopting one of these incredible Island dogs to bring home with you! Even if you don’t, you will have everyone on the beach coming up and talking to you about the puppy…it’s a great way to meet people!
7. Take a ride on the good ship Atabeyra or visit with Bella the Mermaid!
This schooner is my favorite boat in all of Turks and Caicos! You can go on a half day or full day trip, take a sunset cruise, a glow worm cruise or get married aboard this magnificent boat. Every couple of months the Atabeyraheads out to a deserted Island and has a huge party on the beach complete with a DJ and food. That is a party not to be missed.
Or for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, book your Turks & Caicos adventure on the UnderSea Explorer with ‘real-life’ Bella the Mermaid (video link) Josie is a free diving instructor and underwater tour guide living in Turks and Caicos who inspires and entertains kids and adults alike with a special mermaid visitor.
8. Go Fishing!
Okay, so I’m not into fishing but a day out on a boat with rum punch and a great group of folks is my kinda day! I also love eating fish! And there isn’t anything better than cooking up a fish that you just pulled up fresh from the water! You can book all sorts of fishing trips here in Turks and Caicos. There’s deepsea fishing, bottom fishing, light tackle trolling, shark fishing, bonefishing, night fishing, etc. If fishing is your thing, you’ll definitely love doing it here and Panoply is the favorite amongst all my clients for the past two years running.
9. Stay in a Private Villa!
Choose your own personal and private piece of paradise by renting a Turks and Caicos Villa. Go all out and get all your needs attended to by your own personal concierge and your own personal chef! Talk about luxury. Villa Del Sol has got to be my favorite Turks and Caicos Villa of all time. It is stupid beautiful! The views are magnificent and are the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine looking out at that view while receiving an incredibly relaxing massage after which you sit sipping a cocktail watching the sunset as your chef prepares a meal for you. Shut up! How cool would that be. Love, love, love it!
10. Do Nothing!
Oh yeah…sit on the beach, rum punch in hand gazing out into the incredible turquoise waters and daydream. This is one of my favorite activities. I often do this and will close my eyes for a moment and when I open them again I am still awed by the beauty before me. It’s hard to believe that being in the Turks and Caicos Islands, surrounded by its warm, wonderful, turquoise water and its friendly folks is not just a dream that I might wake from one day soon. Fortunately, I haven’t woken up yet!
Whatever your tastes or preferences, do try out at least half of my top ten things to do in the Turks and Caicos Islands~