If you want peace and pristine beaches, then the Turks and Caicos islands are definitely for you. You can truly find some of the bluest water on the planet there and it is one of my most favourite holiday destinations and today I am going to talk about why i love staying in Turks and Caicos villas and soaking up the sun and some great things that you can do there. Read on to find out more.
Diving and snorkeling
I already mentioned how clear the water is in Turks and Caicos and the diving is absolutely world class. It boasts the third largest barrier reef on the planet and a huge variety of wildlife to go with this, such as tropical fish, turtles, lobsters and even sharks. This makes for some of the best scuba diving locations on the entire planet! This also means a perfect place to snorkel, if you like to keep closer to the surface of the water.
This is a great past time on the islands and is one of the best ways to interact with the nature on the island. Especially when navigating the mangroves that dot the coastal parts of the islands, because these nurture the wildlife of the islands, with creatures like turtles and baby sharks taking refuge there. The best part is of course that you are standing directly over the water and can see everything!
Catch your own food
Going on a conch cruise is a great experience that I absolutely loved, especially when you can snorkel on the barrier reef and have the opportunity to catch your own conch! You even get to eat it and the locals will show you exactly how to open the shell and even a delicious recipe to eat your conch with. I personally had conch salad, but the possibilities are almost endless.
This is a great experience that can really help you to appreciate the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches of the Turks and Caicos islands. I highly doubt that you have ridding a horse in such a beautiful setting and it is one of the most relaxing things that I had the chance to do on my trip.
Visiting Chalk Sound National Park
This beautiful turquoise body of water lies southwest of the Providenciales and has many small rocky islands to explore. What I love about this place is the absolute clarity of the water, this is especially the case because the waters are protected and no powered boats are allowing within the sound. There is also a diverse range of wildlife to see here, which makes for a very interesting place to visit. You can see things like barracuda, stingrays, rock iguanas and much more. The waters here are absolutely perfect to swim in and the area is absolutely pristine, this was definitely one of my highlights of visiting Turks and Caicos.
Grace Bay Beach
This is the most famous and of course the best beach in all of the Turks and Caicos islands. It has absolutely everything with white, squeaky sand, crystal clear water, no rocks and no seaweed! This makes for a perfect beach experience. If you want to get into some diving or snorkeling the barrier is about one and a half kilometres away. This is a great opportunity to charter a boat and see some of the amazing sights of this tropical reef.