February 18 is Family Day in the Turks and Caicos and around the world. This holiday comes at just about the best time of year in our part of the Caribbean – blue skies prevail, and the temperature is just perfect, and even heavenly if you compare it to the deep freeze that has descended on many cities in North America. Check out our Turks and Caicos deals and plan your escape.
So, if you’re traveling with children to the Turks and Caicos on Family Day, here are some things you can do with them:
Visit the Science Museum on Provo
The National Environment Centre is quite close to Grace Bay Beach, and is a perfect place to take kids – there’s a playground right across the street. Learn about local wildlife and ecology, and why our white sand beaches are so dazzling!
Explore Chalk Sound
Chalk Sound, located on the southwest coast of Providenciales, features a beautiful expanse of shallow turquoise water, and is great for birdwatching exploring the natural beauty of our island home. Beaches are hard to find, but on the flip you can find a stretch of sand to call your own.
Boat over to Iguana Island
Lying off the northeast corner of Provo, Iguana Island does what it says on the tin – it’s a tiny cay that is home to a colony of iguanas, many of which come running when they hear the small ferry arrive. It’s a perfect morning or afternoon trip to do with kids.
Snorkel Coral Gardens
Coral Gardens, on Grace Bay Beach, is a great place to learn how to snorkel. The waters are shallow with few waves, and the area is marked where it’s safer for beginners to swim. Of course, children should always be accompanied (within arms’ length) by an adult, and should wear a personal flotation device.
Visit Grace Bay Beach
We think the best place for kids is Grace Bay Beach – right in front of our hotel. Besides the sand and the gentle surf, there are beach chairs and plenty of shade under an umbrella, with the pool close at hand.