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5 “different” things to do on your Turks and Caicos vacation

1) Check out the National Environment Centre

Close to Grace Bay Beach and the Sands resort, the National Environmental Centre (NEC), shows the natural habitats and ecosystems of the Turks and Caicos Islands. A Children’s Park is located nearby.

2) Visit Coral Gardens

Coral Gardens, a reef located within wading distance from Grace Bay Beach, is perfect for first-time snorklers and kids.

3) Go to the beach

We’re all familiar with Grace Bay Beach, regularly recognized as one of the best – if not the best – beaches in the world, but the island of Providenciales is alsl ringed with plenty of other white-sand strands that are neither crowded nor too isolated. Most are within 20 to 30 minutes by car from the resort:

Sapodilla Bay and Taylor Bay

Located on the ocean-side of the spit of land that separates Chalk Sound from the Atlantic Ocean, Sapodilla Bay is a pleasant retreat that can be hard to find. Taylor Bay is just up the road.

Princess Alexandra National Park

Thirteen miles of undeveloped, protected beach west of Grace Bay Beach, part of an effort to preserve the natural beauty of the islands.

Northwest Point Beach

Located at the end of the Millenium Highway on the western tip of Providenciales, Northwest Point Beach is perfect for people looking for rugged adventure and private coral reefs just offshore.

Long Bay Beach

Located on the southeast, Windward side of the island (Grace Bay Beach and our resort is on the calmer Leeward side), Long Bay Beach is perfect for horseback riding through the surf, and kite surfing.

4) Visit the Graceway Sports Centre

Located just off Leeward Highway, this sports centre offers a large selection of sports available, including indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, squash, hockey, martial arts and more.

5) Join the Race for the Conch

This organized open water charity swim race happens right here in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. With world-class swimmers in attendance, this annual race is held to raise awareness of the valuable ocean and reef systems surrounding the islands and funds support local ocean and reef protection charities.

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