PROVIDENCIALES

The most developed and populated island in the Turks and Caicos, Providenciales is home to spectacular beach, luxury resorts and fine dining. Nearly all international flights to the Turks and Caicos land at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

Several of the country’s top beaches are found here, including the critically acclaimed and often distinguished Grace Bay Beach, and the beautifulLeeward, Bight, and Taylor Bay beaches.

Chalk Sound National Park is another unique feature of Providenciales. This lagoon paints an amazing picture: hundreds of tiny delicately-formed limestone islands contrasting against brilliantly turquoise water.

There’s a huge array of water sports and activities offered on Providenciales.

Chalk Sound National Park, Providenciales. Hundreds of small rocky islands are found in this shallow lagoon.

Diving and snorkelling is of course excellent, with over 80 miles (129 km) of barrier reef being regularly visited by dive shops from Providenciales. Abrupt walls define most sites, where the depths can drop rapidly from 40 feet into the thousands.

Exposed to the eastern trade winds, Long Bay Beach is one of the finestkiteboarding spots in the Caribbean and an exceptional place to learn.

The sheltered wetlands of Providenciales and the nearby cays are the perfect environment for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, where juvenile sharks, starfish, turtles, conch and stingrays can be seen in their natural home.

The Karl Litten designed Provo Golf Course, rated in the top ten in the Caribbean, offers a par 72 course amongst a scenic backdrop of ponds, limestone features and bird life.

 

Providenciales, or more commonly known as “Provo”, covers an area of 38 miles and is the most developed island in Turks and Caicos. It is here where most international flights arrive at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS). Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, Provo has been ranked “Best Beach” by Conde’ Nast magazine and by the World Travel Awards for several years running. Found on the western end of the island chain, Provo offers all modern conveniences, including luxurious hotels, villas and condos, numerous restaurants, spas and shopping facilities, a championship caliber golf course, and full service grocery store. Although Provo is the most developed of the islands, it is still a destination for those who want to escape their busy schedules and relax.

On the north shore of the island, near Grace Bay, you will find the most beautiful beaches, as well as a long coral reef, which is rich in aquatic life. This main strech is home to the majority of the island major resorts and tourism services. Towards the south of the island you will find Chalk Sound, a large lake with striking turquoise water and an array of small cays. Islands Magazine described Chalk Sound as “Beneath the radar: Untouched and off the beaten path, the pristine islets in Provo’s Chalk Sound provide an ideal backdrop for expansive thoughts.” Along the south side of the island in areas such as Sapodilla Bay, Copper Jack, Discovery Bay, Turtle Tail and Long Bay you will find many private villas available for rent. The island’s commercial port, South Dock, is found east of Sapodilla Bay and has the capability to deal with containerized goods.On the far western end is unspoiled Malcom’s Beach, just adjacent to the magnificent Amanyara Resort. On the eastern end of the island is Blue Haven Marina and development.

The two main and oldest settlements on the island are the Bight and Blue Hills, and are built around fresh water supplies. Both locations give a real feeling of Caribbean villages. If you wish to do some shopping, Provo can offer a good range of boutiques at Turtle Cove and along the quickly developing Grace Bay Road. Down Town you will find the retail shops, business offices and banks.

 

 

 

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