natural environment of the Turks and Caicos makes for the perfect playground. Along with the
unrivalled beaches, there are beautiful wetland and coastal environments, filled with marine and bird life, to explore.
Bight Reef and the eastern
Smith’s Reef is an excellent
snorkelling location for kids. The reefs at these sites start close off the beach, and fish, coral and sea creatures abound.
A Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana at Little Water Cay.
There are no poisonous snakes here, and the most-dangerous insect anyone could likely find is the common paper wasp. Although the flora and fauna in the country is generally innocuous, there are some plants that can cause rashes if touched. See
Poisonous Plants, Insects and Animals.
Eco-tours and Learning
paddling boarding eco-tour is an amazing way to experience the tropical environment, and offers an all-too-rare chance to see marine wildlife in their natural habitat.
Kiteboarding lessons at Long Bay Beach.
Green Turtles, stingrays, starfish, conch and baby lemon sharks are common sightings in the nature reserve and mangrove habitat islands of
Donna Cay, sites that are found close off of Providenciales.
wakeboarding lessons are also available. The Turks and Caicos is an incredible destination to pick up a new water sport at.
Events and Competitions
The Valentine's Day Cup model sailboat race at Bambarra Beach, Middle Caicos.
There are several annual holidays and events in the Turks and Caicos with activities especially intended for children.
Windvibes Water Sports Competition
Typically held in July, the annual
Windvibes water sports event holds quite a few children and youth kayak, stand up paddle board, swim, and tug-of-war competitions, complete with great prizes and awards.
The Fools Regatta
Fools Regatta is another fun day. The Provo Sailing Club, a youth sailing organization, and local businesses host this amateur race and beach party, with different classes for Hobie Cats, Pico sailboats, and more.
The Valentine’s Day Cup
Held at the calm and beautiful
Bambarra Beach on Middle Caicos, the Valentine’s Day Cup is a model sailboat race, where beautiful handmade miniature Caicos Sloops compete in shallow water.