Castaways offers a fun island vibe, and is a great place to grab food or drinks.
Situated right off the main Grace Bay strip, Castaways is one of the newest restaurants to open on Providenciales, joining the island’s culinary and social scene in 2022.
Set under a canopy of coconut palms, the outdoor restaurant offers a combination of island dishes and international fare in a comfortably casual setting.
What’s on the Menu
Castaways offers an array of dishes to accommodate a range of preferences, but with a focus on local cuisine. If you want a taste of the Turks and Caicos, you can order conch prepared in a variety of different ways, from conch salad to cracked (fried) conch and more. When lobster is in season (from August to March), you can also order lobster bisque, grilled lobster, or even fried lobster bites.
In addition to local conch and lobster, the restaurant has a dedicated seafood menu that includes snapper and other local fish prepared blacked, grilled, or fried.
If seafood isn’t for you, you’ll find many other options, including jerk chicken, pork belly, burgers, wraps, vegetarian options, and pasta dishes. If you like to end your meal on a sweet note, you’ll find delicious options on the dessert menu that include rum cake, and a coconut flan and cassava cake duo. There is also a kids menu for younger guests who prefer the simplicity of fish fingers and fries, or pasta bolognese.
Above: Castaways features live music several nights per week.
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Gordon Lightbourne, one of several musicians and bands that play at Castaways.
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Castaways serves a range of local dishes, seafood, burgers, and bar and grill fare.
Local band Weaponized Conch.
The drinks menu at Castaways is as varied as the food, with an extensive selection of wines, beers, cocktails (frozen or on the rocks), soft drinks, and juices. The restaurant usually has special deals on beers, wines, and other drinks during the week. If you’re not planning a full sit-down meal, you can grab a drink from the bar, which has been converted from a boat hull.
If you’re a fan of live music, you should plan your visit to Castaways for the weekend. From Friday to Monday, the restaurant has live music from local artists to set the mood for your meal. Not hungry, but feel like enjoying some live entertainment? Come for a drink at the bar, and enjoy the show.
If you’re staying in the Grace Bay area and don’t have a car, no problem. Castaways is ideally located in the heart of Grace Bay, just across the street from the Regent Village plaza. The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of resorts in the area, as well as a number of shops—including the Saltmills Plaza. Many resorts in the area also offer complimentary bicycles if you’d prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
With its convenient location right off Grace Bay Road, there are plenty of opportunities for people-watching and taking in the sights and sounds of Grace Bay while you enjoy your meal. But the many palm trees that surround the restaurant also ensure a bit of privacy during your visit to Castaways.
If you’d like to try Castaways for lunch or dinner, you can conveniently make a reservation via the restaurant’s website. Reservations usually aren’t necessary for lunch, but it’s wise to make one for dinner to ensure you get a table.
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.