Grace Bay Beach at Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The beautiful Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales.
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Welcome to Providenciales

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calm weather at the beautiful Leeward Beach in the Turks and Caicos Leeward Beach, Providenciales.

Exquisite Beaches

A jewel in the Caribbean, the island of Providenciales offers some of the most spectacular beaches and ocean water in the world. Step foot on the unparalleled and internationally acclaimed Grace Bay Beach, the secluded Leeward Beach, or the calm Taylor Bay and Sapodilla Bay beaches, and you’ll realize you’ve found paradise.

Several of our beaches offer vibrant reefs close to shore and are perfect snorkeling sites to see coral, fish, stingrays, starfish, conch, and turtles.

Until the tourism boom of the 1980s, Providenciales was only home to three quiet fishing villages. Fondly known as Provo today, the island has seen a drastic change and now supports the majority of development in the Turks and Caicos.

Many Caribbean islands feature a great beach or two, yet a defining aspect of Providenciales is the general high quality of all its beaches. Some coasts offer wide swaths of soft white sand, and others are framed by low limestone cliffs, yet the common and awe-inspiring theme is unmatched turquoise and blue ocean water.

the beautiful and uncrowded Grace Bay Beach and luxury resorts The resorts of Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Luxury Resorts and Accommodations

There’s an excellent selection of accommodations to choose from on Providenciales. All-inclusive resorts, luxury hotels, and quiet vacation villas are found across the many incredible beaches that surround the island, so you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay on your holiday. The island's collection of 5-star luxury resorts is wide, and includes beautiful resorts such as Seven Stars, Wymara, Amanyara, the Grace Bay Club, and the Shore Club.

In addition to fronting the splendor of an unrivaled beach, many of the Grace Bay resorts offer a wide range of luxury and amenities including onsite gourmet dining and spas. Inland a bit, several Providenciales hotels offer lower room rates whilst still being within easy walking distance of the beach, restaurants and attractions.

A perfect and relaxing complement to the beach, many resorts feature onsite spas. There’s a wide selection of treatments and services available.

Many larger resorts offer all-inclusive vacation packages, combining airfare, lodging and dining under one deal, allowing for significant savings.

If you’d rather stay at a quiet hotel retreat, there are many smaller accommodations located on coasts away from the bustle of Grace Bay.

Popular Providenciales Hotels

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Grace Bay Club Grace Bay, Providenciales
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The resort is ideally-situated in central Grace Bay, and within a 5 minute walk of several shopping and dining plazas. More about Grace Bay →
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The Grace Bay Clue is located on a prime stretch of the incredible Grace Bay. The beach amenities at the resort includes loungers and cabanas, kayaks, paddle boards, and Hobie cat sailboats. More about Grace Bay Beach →
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The expansive and exclusive Grace Bay Club is found in the centre of the world-famous Grace Bay Beach. This luxury retreat features several pools and restaurants, as well as an impressive array of room and outdoor amenities. More about Grace Bay Club →
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The Shore Club Long Bay, Providenciales
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Long Bay is a quiet residential region located on the south-eastern coast of Providenciales. The beach fronting this region is famous for being one of the top kiteboarding spots in the Caribbean. Central Grace Bay is a short drive away. More about Long Bay →
Beachfront on Long Bay Beach
The Shore Club is one of the few large Providenciales luxury resorts not on Grace Bay, instead opting for the quiet Long Bay Beach. This turquoise coast features soft, white sand, and shallow water. It’s also one of the top kiteboarding locations in the region. More about Long Bay Beach →
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The luxury Shore Club is one of the island’s newest resorts, and is found on the tranquil and turquoise Long Bay Beach. This exclusive beachfront retreat features three restaurants, a spa, boutique shops and four pools. More about The Shore Club →
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Wymara Resort The Bight, Providenciales
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The Wymara Resort is found on the excellent and sheltered Bight Beach, to the west of Grace Bay. The shopping and dining of central Grace Bay is less than a 5 minute drive away. More about The Bight →
Beachfront on The Bight Beach
Wymara Resort is located on the sheltered and beautiful Bight Beach, which is located to the west of Grace Bay. The coast offer calm, clear and clear water, white sand, and interesting sea grass snorkelling. Several interesting beach reefs are within walking distance. More about The Bight Beach →
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Wymara Turks and Caicos offers a luxury beachfront resort on the beautiful Bight Beach in central Providenciales. There’s a wide selection of amenities to be enjoyed, including an infinity pool, a restaurant and bar, an onsite spa, and non-powered water sport equipment. More about Wymara Resort →
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Alexandra Resort Grace Bay, Providenciales
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Alexandra Resort is located on the eastern side of Grace Bay Beach. Several restaurants can be found within walking distance in the neighbouring resorts. The shopping plazas of central Grace Bay is about 1 mile (1.6km) away. More about Grace Bay →
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Alexandra Resort is located on a central and excellent stretch of Grace Bay Beach. The resort offers a great collection of complimentary water sports amenities. More about Grace Bay Beach →
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The tranquil Alexandra Resort is centrally located on the beautiful Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales. Choose from studios, 1, 2, and 4 bedroom suites. There’s a wide range of complimentary water sports and luxury amenities for the perfect stay. More about Alexandra Resort →
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Sibonne Grace Bay, Providenciales
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The quaint Sibonne resort is located on the western side of Grace Bay, and a minute drive from the shops and restaurants of central Grace Bay. More about Grace Bay →
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Sibonne is found on the beautiful and unrivalled Grace Bay. The beach offers incredible turquoise water and sugar-soft white sand. More about Grace Bay Beach →
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This small resort in Grace Bay offers the best rates of any of the beachfront accommodations. Onsite is the highly rated Bay Bistro restaurant. More about Sibonne →
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Ocean Club Grace Bay, Providenciales
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Ocean Club is found on the eastern side of the Grace Bay region. Several restaurants are within easy walking distance of the resort, and the shopping and restaurants of central Grace Bay are a 2 minute drive away. More about Grace Bay →
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Ocean Club is located on the eastern side of Grace Bay, which tends to be a bit quieter than the central sections of the coast. Loungers and shade umbrellas are provided for guest use. More about Grace Bay Beach →
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Ocean Club is a Grace Bay beachfront resort with a relaxed atmosphere. Choose from single bedroom studios, and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites. A shuttle provides complimentary transport between the Ocean Club and Ocean Club West resorts, and guests are welcome to enjoy amenities across both sites. More about Ocean Club →
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The Palms Grace Bay, Providenciales
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The Palms is found on the western side of Grace Bay. The restaurants and dining of central Grace Bay is less than a minute drive away. More about Grace Bay →
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The Palms is found on a great stretch of Grace Bay Beach, and the resort include complimentary use of Hobie cat sailboats, kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkelling gear. More about Grace Bay Beach →
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The Palms Turks and Caicos is an exquisite 72 suite resort located directly on a prime stretch of Grace Bay Beach. Choose from 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. This premier resort features two restaurants, a bar, a spa, and fitness centre. More about The Palms →
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Seven Stars Grace Bay, Providenciales
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The beautiful Seven Stars is found in the heart of Grace Bay, and within an easy walk of many great dining and shopping choices. More about Grace Bay →
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Seven Stars is ideally-located on the amazing Grace Bay Beach. The resort offers loungers, cabanas, kayaks, paddle boards, and Hobie Cat sailboats for guest use. More about Grace Bay Beach →
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The expansive and luxurious Seven Stars Resort is located on central Grace Bay Beach and features 115 exclusive suites. In addition to the spectacular beach, there’s a beautiful mosaic pool, two gourmet restaurants, and a full featured spa. More about Seven Stars →
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Royal West Indies Resort Grace Bay, Providenciales
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Royal West Indies is located on the eastern side of Grace Bay. Several restaurants are found a short walk away, and the plazas of Grace Bay are a 2 minute drive away. More about Grace Bay →
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Royal West Indies is located on a great stretch of the exquisite Grace Bay. The resort offers loungers and umbrellas, Hobie cat sailboats, and kayaks for guest use. More about Grace Bay Beach →
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The quiet Royal West Indies Resort is found on a great stretch of the world famous Grace Bay Beach. This accommodation offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom choices. More about Royal West Indies Resort →

Where Providenciales is Located

Quick Facts
Population 23,769 (2012 Census)
Area 38 mi² (98 km²)
Currency U.S. Dollar
Electricity 120v U.S. Plugs
Airport Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
Best Beach Grace Bay Beach

The Turks and Caicos Islands are located to the southeast of the Bahamas archipelago, and north of the Dominican Republic. Providenciales is situated on the north-western edge of the Turks and Caicos island chain.

Providenciales is the most populated island in the Turks and Caicos, which is a British Overseas Territory.

There are several populated islands in the country, and our capital city is Cockburn Town on the island of Grand Turk.

shallow decorative pool and landscaping at Amanyara Resort The reflecting pool at Amanyara, Providenciales.

All-Inclusive Resorts on Providenciales

If you’re looking for the height of luxury and seclusion, consider one of our all-inclusive resorts.

The exclusive Amanyara fronts the Northwest Point Marine National Park on the remote west coast, and offers chic open air pavilion accommodations and impeccable service.

Parrot Cay, a private island that's just a short boat ride from Providenciales, is home to COMO’s COMO Parrot Cay Resort. Far away from the crowds, it doesn’t get more tranquil than the suites and beachfront rooms on this exclusive paradise. Adding to the relaxation options is the full-service Shambhala Spa and Yoga Retreat.

Two all-inclusive resorts are located on Grace Bay: the family and kid-friendly Beaches Turks and Caicos, and the adult-only Club Med Turkoise. Part of the Sandals family of resorts, the Beaches property offers an impressive array of things to do, including 19 restaurants and the island’s only water park, a favorite for families with children.

Several of the all-inclusive resorts offer day passes, which can be a fun for guests staying at a vacation rental or smaller hotel.

Beach Enclave luxury villa at Long Bay The elegant Beach Enclave luxury villas on Long Bay Beach.

Vacation Rental Villas

Vacation rental villas are great option for those who want to get away from it all. Typically found on our smaller and often overlooked beaches, these boutique accommodations are secluded from the bustle of central Providenciales. There’s a plethora of amenities offered, from relaxing infinity pools to the complimentary use of water sports equipment, including Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards.

Looking for your own private patch of sand and sun? Several of the more-luxurious vacation mansions are ideally located on secluded and pristine beaches.

For those looking to get married right on the beach, Providenciales is fast becoming a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons, and many local resorts offer tailored packages and deals for couples and their guests.

Providenciales features several coastal regions, so you’ll be able to choose between staying near great snorkeling reefs, kiteboarding beaches, hills with great ocean views, or tranquil wetlands.

Professional concierge services, private chefs, and butlers are also available and can cater to any requests you may have.

over-under photo of kayaks in turquoise ocean water and red mangroves trees Kayaking at Donna Cay in the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve.

Water Sports

There’s a wide offering of fun things to do on and in the spectacular Turks and Caicos ocean, from tranquil wetland eco paddle boarding and kayaking, to the challenging sport of kiteboarding. Want to do something a bit more exciting? Try jet skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding, or tubing.

The Turks and Caicos is a great destination for sport fishing, and Providenciales is the perfect place to launch from. Due to the island’s location on the edge of the Caicos subterranean plateau, deep water, teeming with pelagic fish, is found only minutes from the dock.

The shallows in the Caicos Banks are one of the last undiscovered bonefishing frontiers. Tarpon, bonefish and barracuda are plentiful. Take a fishing expedition to a remote sound, or DIY at one of Providenciales’ central marine ponds.

If you’re just looking to catch dinner and have some fun, there are quite a few reef and bottom fishing tours to choose from. There’s plenty of snapper, grouper, jacks and yellowtails waiting!

scuba diver at the wall on French Cay with coral and sea sponges Diving at the wall off French Cay.

Stunning Reefs and Vibrant Marine Wildlife

Divers and snorkelers will appreciate the undersea world of the Turks and Caicos. With over 70 miles of barrier reef within easy access of Providenciales, you’ll see fish, turtle, dolphins, rays and sharks as they were meant to be seen: in the wild. Because the country sits on an elevated underwater plateau, some of the best wall dive sites in the region are only a short boat ride away.

If scuba diving is your main focus, many of the local dive operators and hotels offer deals and packages to maximize your budget.

It’s not necessary to travel far to see spectacular coral as beautiful snorkeling sites can be found close off the beach as well as offshore by boat trip. The incredible Smith's Reef and Bight Reef offer aquarium-like sightings within easy access of the coast.

luxury boat charter at Fort George Cay Luxury boat cruise at the uninhabited Fort George Cay.

Boat Cruises and Excursions

On the relaxing side of the activity spectrum, a snorkeling and beach boat cruise is the ideal way to experience uninhabited cays and secluded beaches, and even possibly spot the unique Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana.

Grace Bay and the ocean off of the uninhabited Caicos cays are home to a famous marine mammal: Jojo the Dolphin. Although a wild animal, this Atlantic bottlenose dolphin has exhibited a special trait; he freely interacts with humans. Typically seen playing in the wake of passing boats, spotting Jojo is the highlight of any boat tour.

A combination beach cruising, snorkeling, and barbecue excursion is kid-friendly and a perfect family activity.

If you’d rather discover the wild side of the Turks and Caicos Islands, a custom boat charter can take you to the reefs, cliffs, and historical sites of West Caicos, the wildlife sanctuary of French Cay, or what was once the site of Fort Saint George, where cannons can still be seen in the water.

Conch Cab transport service in Grace Bay Conch Cab is a ride hailing service on Providenciales, where trips can be booked on a web app.

Getting Around, Car Rentals, and Cabs

Providenciales is the busiest island in the Turks and Caicos, and there are many ways to get around. Rentals cars and jeeps are a popular method of transport, and there’s now Conch Cab, a convenient and inexpensive ride hailing service, where trips can be booked via a web app!

Conch Cab are unique and easy to spot, with their signature giant conch shell decoration. Rides may be reserved at conch.cab, or cabs can be hailed on the road. When booking via the app, riders can see fares, times, and driver locations, which takes the guesswork out of the journey!

For those that want to explore on their own, a rental car or jeep is a great option. There’s a great selection on Provo, with everything ranging from upfitted Jeep Wranglers, to compact cars, luxury SUVs, Mini Moke beach buggies, and much more!

Another great way to get around is by private car service, which is perfect for airport transfers or the late night out. Most private transport companies operate upscale and comfortable SUVs, which are spacious and sleek.

the amazing turquoise water and small limestone islands of Chalk Sound National Park The astoundingly turquoise Chalk Sound National Park.

Sights and Attractions

On land, we are home to an award-winning 18-hole golf course, beautiful wetlands and nature reserves, and the unique and highly scenic turquoise Chalk Sound Lagoon.

The breath-taking Princess Alexandra National Park found on the northeast coast of Providenciales protects the top-rated Grace Bay Beach, Leeward Beach and several uninhabited nature reserve cays. It’s difficult to surpass this exquisite area as a destination for day trips and boat tours.

Cheshire Hall Plantation, a Loyalist cotton plantation built in the 1700s, is the foremost historical site on Providenciales. Today, quiet foot paths lead through the ruins of the Great House, kitchen, slave quarters and field walls.

There are several smaller points of interest across Providenciales as well, including a giant Karst sinkhole, historical rock inscriptions, nature trails, and pristine coastal environments.

aircraft approaching PLS airport over Chalk Sound in the Turks and Caicos United Airlines Boeing 737 over Chalk Sound National Park. The approach to Providenciales is amazing.

It’s a Breeze to Get to Providenciales

It’s very easy to get to here. We’re located only 90 minutes by air from Miami, and direct flights to the Providenciales International Airport are offered from more than twenty cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, London and Toronto.

As an English speaking British territory that uses the US Dollar, booking your vacation is also simple.

For those looking for a bit more convenience, one of our concierges is able to guide you with all aspects of your travel, including finding the right accommodation, making dinner reservations, and shopping.

Once your flight has landed in the Turks and Caicos, it’s easy to get around. A rental car is the perfect transportation, and there is a wide selection of companies to book with.

the amazing turquoise oceanand beach at Mudjin Harbour as seen from the top of the cave and cliffs The majestic Mudjin Harbour on Middle Caicos.

Island Tours and Day Trips

Taking a day trip to one of our less-populated islands is a top-rated activity on Providenciales.

Neighboring Providenciales, the islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos offer a different perspective to the resorts and beaches of Providenciales. Once the home of Loyalist cotton plantation, the islands today are an ideal destination for those who appreciate the outdoors.

There’s so much to see, including secluded beaches, caves, historical sites, and the famous Mudjin Harbour coastline. Many of the natural and historical attractions on North and Middle Caicos feature free admission as well. Discover the spectacular Mudjin Harbour, Bambarra Beach, Sandy Point Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Three Marys Cays.

It’s simple to plan your day. Reserve a rental car, take the regularly-scheduled passenger ferry, and explore. Discovering these two islands is like a little Caribbean road trip.

The former sea salt producing islands of Grand Turk, Salt Cay, and South Caicos supported a different industry. Beginning in the late 1600s, natural and shallow marine ponds were converted into salinas where ocean water was evaporated into white salt crystals for export. No longer worked today, the salt ponds and salinas remain interesting attractions.

fruit and macaroon dessert at the Beach House Dessert at the Beach House, Providenciales.

Fine Dining

The culinary delights are another highlight of this island. Freshly caught seafood is of course the hallmark of the island’s fine dining, but the diverse international cuisines of the local restaurants create a tremendous selection of unique flavors to sample.

If you’d like to try some authentic Turks and Caicos dishes, choose a local cuisine restaurant in the coastal settlements of Blue Hills or Five Cays, where conch, pan cooked fish, and peas n’ rice are still the main courses.

There’s an enticing selection of ice cream, desserts, and confections at cafés as well, where the delicious delicacies are created fresh every day.

The fresh seafood from the Turks and Caicos includes conch, lobster, grouper, snapper, mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna, and more, all caught in some of the cleanest ocean water in the world.

luxury yacht in the beautiful waters off Providenciales and Little Water Cay Yacht at Leeward, Providenciales.

Travel Information and Shopping

Our travel information pages cover everything travelers need to know for your Turks and Caicos vacation, including practical information, visas and passports, weather, shopping and trip ideas.

See our Turks and Caicos budget vacation guide for hints and tips on getting the best price on air travel, lodging, and transport. Hotel, resort, and activity rates vary according to the time of year and location.

The Turks and Caicos experiences great weather throughout the year, with sunny days, clear skies and warm ocean water being the norm. Consult the weather forecast for details on planning your visit to paradise so as to get the most out of your vacation.

If you're arriving on a private yacht, Providenciales is home to several full-service marinas, located in the Turtle Cove, Leeward, and Cooper Jack districts.

If you’re looking to pick up a gift or souvenir, the shopping plazas of Grace Bay are the perfect place to start. There’s local and international jewelry, art, designer fashion, Turks and Caicos food and alcohol products, T-shirts, and more.

aerial view of Grace Bay Beach and the Point Grace Resort
Luxury resorts on Grace Bay.
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