When you come to Provo, you have the opportunity to try many beach activities you’ve never experienced – or even heard of – before. Back home, if you’re even close to the ocean, it can cost quite a bit to try out new watersports, or even take lessons. As well, even if you live near the water wherever you’re from, there’s no comparison to the beaches of the Turks and Caicos, especially Grace Bay Beach here on Provo.
So, if you want to learn how to paddle-board or go windsurfing, there is no better place than Grace Bay. Here’s what you can try out:
Single or double, there’s nothing like kayaking. Kayaks are a great way to explore shallow waters near shore, or make longer voyages to nearby cays such as Iguana Island. Kayaking will also give a workout, which is a great remedy to feelings of guilt one might have after relaxing at the Somerset and eating great food!
If you do choose to take a kayak, make sure you follow the rules to ensure your safety. Lessons are available, as are guided tours.
Stand up Paddle Boards
You might have seen them back home – somehow, someone has managed to stand up on what looks to be little more than a surfboard, and is paddling there way from Point A to Point B. Well, you can do it too! Paddle boarding is a bit of a test of balance and dexterity, as well as your core cardio strength. On the plus side, by standing up you have a great view of the surrounding ocean, as well as the crystal clear water and its resident creatures below.
Hobie Sail Boats
Not a few of our guests relax during their stay here with a copy of Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander, the tale of tall ships battling during the Napoleonic Wars. Hobie sail boats give you the opportunity to relive Jack Aubrey’s adventures, but on a smaller scale.
Hobies are small fiberglass catamarans that are stable and easy to learn to sail, and are great for exploring the shallow waters off Grace Bay. Contact our Concierge for more information.
Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing sports. As its name suggests, it involves hooking a harness up to a series of kites, and taking off across the surf on a small board. It requires a little bit of training and a lot of breeze, so let us know if you would like to try it out.