5-Day Turks & Caicos Itinerary

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5 Days in Turks & Caicos

An incredible destination and one of the leading tropical vacation spots. Our archipelago offers brilliant turquoise ocean water, a pristine marine environment, and Grace Bay Beach, the best beach in the world!

Day 1 Highlights

Providenciales


Leeward Beach

Leeward Beach

As one of the top beaches on the island, general swimming conditions are excellent, and there’s plenty of perfect white sand real estate. It’s possible to walk the uninterrupted seven miles (11.3km) stretch along the beach from Leeward Beach, across Grace Bay Beach, the Bight Beach, and finally to Smith’s Reef and Turtle Cove, where the channel into Turtle Cove Marina breaks up the north coast beach.

Mangrove Clear Kayak Tour

Mangrove Cay Kayak Tour

Embark on a fun-filled and adventurous guided crystal kayak tour. Explore the mangrove estuaries and the amazing marine creatures that call it home. Relish the amazing experience of watching various marine life such as numerous species of fish, turtles, conch, coral, etc. in their natural habitat.

Shipwreck Adventure

Shipwreck Adventure

The rusted remains of the La Famille Express are a popular landmark near Providenciales. Discover this old shipwreck and the nearby reef by Jet Ski. Whip through the seas to reach the old Russian cargo ship and learn how it got its name.

Coco Bistro

Coco Bistro

Coco Bistro is located in Grace Bay, inside the largest palm grove of Providenciales. The menu is largely based on local seafood: starters feature conch, lobster and salmon tartare, while the main courses include pepper crusted tuna, pesto rubbed Atlantic salmon and roasted mahi, but there are also lamb racks and beef tenderloin. Other than an ample selection of white and red wines, there are also cocktail specials and beers to pair with your meal.

Day 2 Highlights

Providenciales


Grace Bay Beach

Grace Bay Beach

Hallmark of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the recipient of many designations, awards, and accolades. Grace Bay currently holds the position of World Travel Awards’ World’s Leading Beach Destination, and 2nd place in Trip Advisor’s World’s Best Beaches. Over the previous decade, Grace Bay has taken first or second place in these two competitions 19 times.

Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

Cruise aboard a fully-equipped catamaran skippered by a courteous crew on a half-day tour from Providenciales. After pickup from your hotel, snack on chips and salsa while sailing along Grace Bay, sipping rum punch and looking for dolphins. The boat sets anchor at a secret snorkeling spot where you can use the provided gear to explore the underwater world and perhaps even spot iguanas. Lunch is also included and your adventure ends when you are dropped back at your hotel.

Turtle Eco Tour on Stand-Up Paddleboards or Kayaks into the National Marine Park

Turtle Eco Tour on Stand-Up Paddleboards or Kayaks into the National Marine Park

On this stand-up paddleboard journey, you’ll travel through the hidden trails that zigzag throughout a nearby mangrove island. Be lead through the island’s shallow, ultramarine waters. On the way you you’ll see all variety of marine creatures including sharks, eagle rays, turtles, snapper, conch, starfish, cormorants, egrets and pelicans.

Parasailing

Parasailing

Experience unforgettable breath-taking views of Grace Bay Beach, turquoise water, the resorts, and the amazing barrier reef off of Providenciales. Parasailing can be enjoyed by the whole family, and hotel and villa pickup is also available, as well as private adventures for families and large groups.

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Day 3 Highlights

Providenciales


Jet Ski Tours

Jet Ski Tours

Five Cays Water Sports is a family owned jet ski tour and rental business, located on the calm waters of Five Cays. Discover beautiful and amazing beaches, secluded cays, sights, and the cave at West Harbour Bluff.

Beach Horseback Ride and Swim

Beach Horseback Ride and Swim

Ride along the beaches and in the water on horseback during this private tour in Turks and Caicos. Whether you want a romantic experience or you choose to go with a group, this excursion is sure to be a good time. While you ride, your tour guide takes pictures and points out local wildlife that may be peaking through the surface.

The Snack Spot

The Snack Spot

The Snack Spot is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Airport Road, just 2 km east of Providenciales International Airport. Its extensive yet affordable menu makes it very popular with locals and travelers looking to enjoy a pre- or post-flight meal in Turks and Caicos.

Day 4 Highlights

Grand Turk


Osprey Beach Hotel

Osprey Beach Hotel


Offering its guests an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Osprey Beach Hotel is located in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Gibbs Cay Stingray Tour

Gibbs Cay Stingray Tour

Gibbs Cay is a small, uninhabited island just a couple of miles Southeast of Grand Turk. Its resident Southern Stingray ( population is used to humans and often comes right up in the shallows, where you can observe them from the surface or even snorkel with them! Also visit a shallow reef for snorkeling where you will get a glimpse into the colorful underwater life and see Damselfish, Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, Trumpetfish and many more.

Grand Turk Lighthouse

Grand Turk Lighthouse

Built in 1852, this lighthouse is Grand Turk’s most famous landmark and is the only lighthouse in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
In the early 19th century, many ships wrecked off the northern coast of Grand Turk, and it reached a point that shipping firms (primarily US and Bermudian) and the UK and US Governments insisted that a lighthouse be built to aid in navigation.
The lighthouse is no longer operational.

Day 5 Highlights

Grand Turk


Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Every year, humpback whales migrate from the northern Atlantic to the warmer northern Caribbean waters to give birth and to mate.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are situated on an underwater plateau rises 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) from the surrounding ocean floor. Much of this extensive subterranean shelf is relatively shallow, but a deep channel splits this plateau and separates the Turks Islands from the Caicos Islands. Whales are funneled through this passage and consequently migrate quite close to Grand Turk.

Glass Bottom Kayak and Eco-Safari

Glass Bottom Kayak and Eco-Safari

Glass-bottom kayaks allow you to experience the beauty both above and below the surface. Peek below you to witness some of the beautiful fish that swim just below the surface. Gaze around and you’ll see the amazing mangroves that a variety of birds call home.

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