It’s Easy to Stay Fit in Paradise!
As a luxury tourism destination, the Turks and Caicos offers a great selection of services that cater to personal well-being, including spas, massage therapists, yoga and Pilates studios, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and salons.
The island of Providenciales is home to much of the tourism development in the country, and consequently much of the upscale travel amenities and large resorts. Nearly all health and well-being practices in the Turks and Caicos are found on the island.
A great aspect of fitness in the Turks and Caicos is our incredible and tranquil environment, and the ability to practice outdoors. Many facilities either have oceanfront locations, or regularly schedule beach classes.
Many of the water sports common in the Turks and Caicos offer great exercise. Stand-up paddleboarding is one of the more popular choices, yet kayaking, open water swimming, and even snorkeling are excellent as well.
Part of the fun of the outdoor sports are the group events, which include open-water swim meets, downwind paddleboard adventures, and road cycling trips on the quiet islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos.
Sports and fitness instructors in the Turks and Caicos generally have certifications from appropriate internationally recognized organizing bodies, especially in the case of water sports such as freediving, kiteboarding, scuba diving, and swimming.
The trick to keeping fit in the Turks and Caicos is to find a physical activity that’s fun, yet provides mental relaxation.
Spas and Massage Therapists
There’s a great selection of spas in the Turks and Caicos. Several small boutique studios are located in the islands, and many of the luxury resorts have their own onsite facilities as well. A few of the larger all-inclusive resorts also feature their own branded international wellness lines, such as Sandal’s Beaches Turks and Caicos Red Lane Spa, and COMO Parrot Cay’s Shambhala Retreat.
Spa Tropique, which has several locations on the island of Providenciales, is a popular local spa and has been operating for over 20 years. The spa offers a full menu, from massages, to facials, manicures, waxing, and other beauty treatments.
Yoga and Pilates
Providenciales is home to about a dozen small yoga or Pilates studios, which cater to both visitors and locals alike.
Indoor exercise, cardio, and wellness classes include yoga, Pilates, Zumba, spinning, stretching, aerobics, body conditioning, and more, so there’s an option for everyone.
Some luxury accommodations, such as the upscale Beach Enclave villa collections, include complimentary yoga and wellness sessions.
Fitness Centers and Gyms
Providenciales has several fitness centers and gyms, the largest of which is the Graceway Sports Center, which features a full complement of indoor and outdoor facilities, including tennis, a complete gym, basketball, squash, and badminton.
Most resorts maintain a small yet select fitness center, with weights and exercise machines, which complements the outdoor water sports equipment well.
Although largely geared towards locals, another option to get in shape fast are boot camps, which are group meets with high-intensity training that’s designed to help lose weight fast.
Providenciales now has a Crossfit gym! IronShore Crossfit is located at Queens Landing plaza in the Grace Bay area, opposite the Graceway Gourmet supermarket.
Clinics and Hospitals
The Turks and Caicos has two modern hospitals and many smaller clinics. Providenciales is home to most healthcare facilities in the islands and the main hospital, although Grand Turk also has a modern hospital.