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Big foot racing at the annual Windvibes water sports event at Long Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Top Things to Do with Kids on Providenciales

The calm and sheltered Taylor Bay Beach.

See Things to Do on Providenciales and Things to Do in the Turks and Caicos for more on attractions, water sports and sights.

The 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.

The Turks and Caicos is home to countless amazing beaches, however, the shallow and typically calm waters of Sapodilla Bay and Taylor Bay are perfect for children.

Both the 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

A guided kayaking or 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 Mangrove Cay, Donna Cay, sites that are found close off of Providenciales.

Also within paddling distance is the iguana sanctuary of Little Water Cay (Iguana Island). The Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana is a large herbivore lizard that is quite approachable, so it’s easy to get a close-up view of these interesting animals.

Swimming, kiteboarding, diving and 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

The 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.