Ports of CallGrace Bay, Providenciales
Ports of Call is a shopping and retail complex in the heart of the Grace Bay tourism district. Complete with a touch of pirate-themed scenery, this plaza is within walking distance of many resorts and accommodations.
Ports of Call is also adjacent to a few other shopping plazas as well, including La Petite Place, Caicos Café Plaza, Ocean Club West Plaza, and the Graceway Gourmet supermarket.
As is generally the case throughout the Turks and Caicos, there’s usually enough free parking surrounding Ports of Call. The outdoor courtyard also features seating, and is a pleasant place to relax.
The Three-Dimensional Turks and Caicos Map
One of the most-photographed examples of art in the country is the three-dimensional Turks and Caicos map on the wall of the central building in Ports of Call.
Created by local artist Pamela Leach in 1996, this artwork beautifully depicts the signature ocean shades of turquoise and blue in the Turks and Caicos.
When photographing the map, avoid shadows by visiting either in the morning (the map will be in the shade) or later in the afternoon (the map will have full sunlight).
Located in Grace Bay
Grace Bay is located on the central northern side of Providenciales, and is the center of tourism, upscale shopping, and dining in the Turks and Caicos. World-famous Grace Bay Beach borders this region, and many of the island’s resorts and hotels are located in the area.