Grace Bay Beach Activities

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 here.

Visit Chesire Hall
The 200 year-old ruins of this former cotton plantation have been carefully preserved by the National Trust and offer spectacular views of the island.  Learn more here.

Explore the Hole
Adventurous swimmers should venture down “The Hole,” a limestone swimming hole that’s 40-feet wide and 80-feet deep. Swimming at the Hole doesn’t pump the adrenalin quite like being lowered by rope into its depths (this isn’t an excursion for your children, though). Learn more here.

Go looking for Humpback whales
North Atlantic Humpback Whales are seen around the islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay during the months of late January through early April. These magestic creatures pass through our area as part or their annual migration for mating and birth.

Here’s a video of Humpback whales in the Turks and Caicos:

Have a favorite offbeat Turks and Caicos activity? Let us know!

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