The breathtakingly gorgeous Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory located in the West Indies. The islands are widely known for their gorgeous beaches, natural beauty, and pristine coral reefs.
Providenciales, or Provo, is the urban center of Turks and Caicos and it is also the most popular island. Interestingly, only about forty years ago, Provo did not have a single wheeled vehicle and today it is one of the most popular vacation destinations among tourists. The gorgeous beaches, beautiful landscape, and tranquilizing atmosphere of the city will make you fall in love.
Provo is a paradisiacal island that is ideal for families and couples trying to get away from it all. Provo has gorgeous, white sandy beaches with dazzling turquoise waters, and miles of coral reefs making it the ultimate diving destination. Flamingo Divers offers diving with small groups of eight people of any experience level and it provides an exciting and memorable diving experience! The most popular 12 mile stretch of the beach is located on Grace Bay and is surrounded by a barrier reef.
At the beach, you can indulge in a host of enjoyable activities including parasailing, scuba diving, surfing, sailing, kite-surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and waterskiing.
Provo is a haven for golfers as it has one of the top ten golf courses of the Caribbean.
The island also has the world’s only Conch farm; the mollusks with their beautiful pink shells take five years to grow. The Conch farm offers tours during the winter; it is most definitely a must-see, unique attraction of the island.
Another popular place of interest in Provo is The Hole located on the way to Long Bay Beach. It is a breathtaking, bottomless pit that has ultimate natural beauty. According to some, the pit is connected to the sea via underground tunnels. The Hole is usually admired from the topside; you have to see this fascinating location on your visit!
Historic points of interest in Provo include Cheshire Hill and Sapodilla Bay. Cheshire Hall is a 200 year old building that consists of ruins of a prosperous cotton plantation. The building ruins have been conserved and they offer beautiful views of the island providing a captivating contrast of the old Provo and the modern Provo.
Sapodilla Bay is a heavenly spot with white sand beaches and clear blue waters; there is a hill that overlooks Sapodilla Bay where you can observe historic stones engraved by shipwrecked sailors.
Provo offers a luxurious and diverse dining experience. The island has a wide variety of restaurants with distinct ambiances and cuisines. A lot of restaurants have mouthwatering specials every day of the week!
During your stay at Provo, you must visit the island’s only live casino called Casablanca Casino. The Casino is an exciting place with live gaming tables, a lounge, and a bar.
At Provo Island, you are bound to have a magical vacation. Provo is a heavenly island that will leave you with memories of a lifetime!