Taking your family on a Caribbean vacation? Children are normally content to stay on a beach and play in the sand all day, however when the afternoon sun hits its always a good idea to get under some shade or enjoy what the rest of the island has to offer. Here are out Top 5 family friendly things to do around the Turks and Caicos Islands.
#1 Little Water Cay – Iguana Nature Reserve
Visit this uninhabited national park on its own tiny island just a short boat ride from the main island of Provo. Its boardwalk around the iguana sanctuary gives you a glimpse into these dinosaur-like reptiles. Children of all ages will enjoy seeing these creatures that can grow to 80cm long. $5 entry fee per person or fee is included in certain tours in the area
#2 Fish Viewing / Snorkeling
Reef Peepers offers some great tours combined with snorkeling for all ages. The younger children can enjoy viewing exotic fish from the boats glass bottom while others can swim among them.
#3 Horseback Riding
Fulfill both yours and your child’s dream to ride horseback on a beautiful beach. Provo ponies have some of the tamest horses that get matched to each individuals riding ability. The horses ride right into the shallow waters of the Caicos Bank off Long Bay along the white sandy beaches. Prices start from $75pp for a 60-minute ride.
#4 Fun World
Located near Leeward Marina only a few miles from Grace Bay area, you will find a world of fun for children and adults alike: 18-hole Mini-Gold course, Go-cart racing, a 32-foot climbing wall and a huge video arcade. End your day with some lively karaoke at the bar and grill.
There are two well-known free snorkeling sites just off Grace Bay Beach (Coral Gardens and Smith’s Reef) for anyone with snorkel gear (complimentary from most resorts). Snuba is an island favorite for children over the age of 8yrs allowing shallow water diving. And then for the more active try waterskiing, wakeboarding or tubing with Nautique Sports.