Turks and Caicos is a true Caribbean gem. A paradise calling for you to explore, it promises both the pinnacle of relaxation and outstanding nature adventures, sure to hold a special place in your heart. Ecotourism is a huge draw to this stunning island destination, inspiring environmental sustainability and socially responsible travel – experience any of these things to do and you’ll understand. So, to better help you plan your dream vacation, we’ve compiled our top five activity highlights to spark your visualization.
Here’s What to Do in Turks and Caicos:
5. Kayaking in the Mangroves
Experience the wonders of paddling a kayak through clear Caribbean water. The vibrant mangrove channels, home to many species of colorful birds and fish, make for a fascinating obstacle course as you glide silently around the roots. Get prehistoric in the iguana sanctuary at Little Water Cay –it’s the only place in the world to see the endangered rock iguana in its natural habitat. Then pull up ashore onto a white sand beach and just soak up the sun.
4. Kiteboarding Across the Turquoise Seas in Turks and Caicos
Warm Caribbean waters and cooling trade winds make Turks & Caicos ideal for the exciting and rapidly growing sport of kiteboarding. Whether you’re an expert at catching air or it’s your first time carving the sea’s smooth surface, the island is a world-class destination for kiting – and chances are you’ll fall in love with it. Get some professional instruction or sign up for a KiteSafari adventure for the ultimate hidden “back country” stashes. And may the wind always be at your back.
3. Scuba Diving the Reefs Turks and Caicos Style
Go deep amid the world’s third largest barrier reef, home to a thriving ecosystem of marine life to explore. Awesome sheer drop walls start at 45 feet and descend 8000 feet into the abyss. Swim with eagle rays, dolphins, and turtles – and if you’re lucky, you might just have a humpback whale joining your adventure. Whatever your experience level, we’ll set you up with the best possible tour of the underwater kingdom.
2. Horseback Riding on the Beach in the Caribbean
There are few things in life as romantic as riding a horse along a white sand beach. Canter along the winding paths through the mangroves then ride your horse right into the tranquil ocean waters. The wide range of available horse tours accommodates any riding level. Reserve well ahead during peak season (Dec–May) to ensure you don’t miss this unforgettable riding experience.
1. Private Boat Charters and Beach Drops in Turks and Caicos
The ultimate way to experience the beauty of Turks & Caicos is via private boat. Enjoy a glass of champagne on a sunset cruise. Snorkel the reefs off the back of an outrigger. Explore the string of uninhabited Cays east of Providenciales. Or get dropped off on a spectacular private beach to spend the day relaxing (with umbrellas, chairs, wine & beer provided). Choose where to go, the Captain awaits your order.
Courtesy of Eric/My Turks & Caicos