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More kids activities on Provo | The Somerset Blog

Providenciales is the main island in the Turks & Caicos chain and the destination for most visitors. However, it can be tough when researching all the different travel websites to figure out what are the best activities for kids on Provo. So, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 Turks & Caicos activities for families: 1. Visit the Children’s Park in “The Bight.” Just off Lower Bight Road on Provo there lies an excellent children’s park. It has all the essentials of a good park, including the usual slides, swings and other fun obstacles that help kids burn off energy. There’s also plenty of shade and spots to sit down, plus shops nearby to purchase something cold to drink. 2. Visit the National Environmental Centre Located across the street from the Children’s Park along Lower Bight Road, the National Environmental Centre (NEC) is a wonderful place the ecosystem of the Turks…

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Turks and Caicos activities: SUP

Recently we asked our guests about what their favorite FREE watersport activity the Somerset provides our guests with during their stay: Hobie cats windsurfing equipment kayaks snorkeling equipment stand-up paddle boards The overwhelming favorite was stand-up paddle boards. What are stand-up paddle boards? Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), aka stand up paddle boarding, comes from Hawaii, and is an emerging global sport. It’s actually an activity that has been practiced for at least a thousand years, and is gaining popularity because it gives participants a better field of view. Unlike surfing, paddleboarding is very easy to learn. Within one hour you can become very comfortable in the water and on your board. Stand up paddleboarding is also more popular with women because of their lower center of gravity, women are often more skilled at paddleboarding than men. The sport got its start back in the 1950’s when Waikiki Beach surf…

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Turks and Caicos activities: offbeat ideas

If you’re looking for some Turks and Caicos activities, and would like to get off the beaten track (or just off the wonderful sugary sand of Grace Bay beach), we have compiled a short list of things to do that, most suitable for families: Bird watching Did you know that 170 species of bird can be found in the Turks and Caicos Islands from Pelicans and Flamingos to Osprey and Cuban Crows? The salt ponds and inland marshes of Provo provide perfect habitat for many species of birds, and many of them can be spotted right from the road. Look for Great Blue Herons, Flamingos, Osprey and Pelicans alongside Egrets, Terns, Frigates, Boobies and other water birds. Caicos Conch Farm “The World’s Only Sea Farm that raises Caribbean Queens fit for a King”. The Conch Farm specialises in exporting the conch including Pacific Rim, Ocean Escargot and Island Princess Conch. Learn more…