It’s that time of year: those of us destined to live on the North American continent have, for the most part, endured months and months of slate-grey skies, frigid temperatures, sleet, rain (or worse), and a landscape devoid of all color, save for dull, monochromatic variations on the basic hue of slush.
So, as winter prepares one last assault, why not make plans for a quick escape to Provo on the Turks and Caicos? The kids are out of school, to it’s a perfect time to enjoy clear blue skies, crystal-clear water and an island lifestyle that can’t be beat.
Here are 5 Caribbean spring break vacation ideas on Provo:
1. Visit a conch farm
Explore the only conch farm in the world, where Caribbean Queen conchs are raised. Here you can watch how the process is done, enjoy a show with the two trained and very friendly conchs, see conch pearls and even purchase fresh conch for a fabulous conch salad. offshore pasture, filled with circular pens to rear the conch until they are harvested, serves as the backdrop to the entire tour. The tour ends up with Sally and Jerry, the resident wild conch, who are brought out to give guests a good photo opportunity to take home to friends and family. Learn more here.
2. Visit the National Environmental Centre and Children’s Park
The National Environmental Centre (NEC), located on Lower Bight Road in Providenciales, opened its doors on April 21st,2007. The exhibits and displays within the Centre focus on the natural habitats and ecosystems of the Turks and Caicos Islands. There are also rotating exhibits, highlighting ongoing research activities in the Islands.
A Children’s Park is located nearby. Learn more here.
3. Visit Chalk Sound
The western half of Provo is mostly barren wilderness, home to the island’s best natural attraction, Chalk Sound National Park. The park is a three-mile-long (5km) bay a few miles southwest of downtown Providenciales. The color of the water is a uniform turquoise and studded with countless mushroom-like tiny islets. Also on the western part of the island is Northwest Point Marine National Park, which extends to nearby reefs and several saline lakes that attract breeding and migrant waterfowl. You’ll have to hike to get there. Learn more here.
4. Go horseback riding
Enjoy horseback riding on the beach and into the shallow waters with a backdrop of white sand and turquoise water. Ride along quiet dirt roads, canals and secluded beaches of Long Bay Hills, Providenciales in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. Reserve well ahead during peak season (Dec-May) to ensure you don’t miss an unforgetable riding experience! Learn more here.
5. Relax on Grace Bay Beach
Recognized as one of the top 1o beaches in the entire world, Grace Bay Beach combines heavenly turquoise waters with powdery, soft sand, perfect for a romantic getaway, or a special retreat for your entire family.
For more Caribbean spring break vacation ideas on Provo, please contact our hotel!