Overview

Explore the coral reefs, pristine beaches, and natural history of the Turks & Caicos Islands.

This British Overseas territory, serviced by so many airlines, is a natural paradise that appeals to lovestruck newlyweds, serious explorers, and families with children.

Beaches

Providenciales is renowned for magnificent Grace Bay Beach: twelve uninterrupted miles of talcum-powder soft sand surrounded by calm, gin-clear waters. Sit beneath the shade of a beach umbrella and enjoy a magnificent panorama of soft white sand, azure ocean and cloudless skies the color of sapphire by day, and blazing sunsets and sensual moonlight by night. Find more Turks and Caicos travel, sightseeing and event information in our FAQ section, or on our blog.

Snorkeling & Diving

The Turks and Caicos Islands are home to one of the longest barrier reefs in the world - it's over 125 miles long, and protects the north shore of the island of Providenciales. The barrier reef is and an ideal spot to observe humpback whales, and with underwater visibility exceeding 100 feet in most locations, the coral reefs, sea mounts and sea walls that surround the islands are perfect for encountering schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, eagle rays and even sharks.

Many locations in the Turks and Caicos, such as Grace Bay, feature shallow and tranquil waters, and are great for beginning divers. The activities desk at The Sands at Grace Bay can help you plan your diving adventure. Read more about snorkeling and diving.

Water Activities

Go windsurfing, paddle boards and parasailing, or charter a private cruise. The Turks & Caicos Islands are a mecca for watersport. High-quality equipment is easy to rent here, especially when staying at a resort, and it's also possible to arrange for lessons, even if you're a beginner looking to learn the basics, or an accomplished master wanting to take it to the next level.

A private cruise is a perfect way to explore the many islands and cays that make up the Turks and Caicos islands. And for something a little unusual, you may wish to take in the monthly mating ritual of the glow worm. This sunset cruise lets you experience this unique monthly event...for little guys, they sure put on a show. Read more.

Golf

For some, golf is a way of life. There's no need to leave the links behind when you travel to the Turks and Caicos. Instead, you can look forward to playing on one of the top ten 18-hole golf courses in the Caribbean. The natural limestone outcroppings, carpeted in unique prickly pear cactus and scrub foliage make for a memorable experience. Try some golf-oriented shopping therapy at the clubhouse, and finish up your day with a drink followed by dinner on a terrace overlooking the golf course and the setting Caribbean sun.

Charters & Excursions

Caicos Dream Tours offers a wide range of watersports and optional excursions that may be conveniently booked online by guests of The Sands at Grace Bay via the Caicos Dream Tours website or at our Tour Operator Desk, located by our main swimming pool. The following is a list of the Providenciales excursions that Caicos Dream Tours offers, including a popular Snorkel & Conch Cruise, full and half-day private charters, bottom fishing trips and a full dream day getaway excursion:

Our Tour Desk may also assist guests in booking the following optional excursions during their resort stay: