Spend your holiday in one of the Turks and Caicos vacation rentals where the sun shines 350 days a year. This British territory is located less than 700 miles south-east of Florida. It is comprised of several islands, some of which are uninhabited; this promises an exciting Caribbean experience for your family. Follow these vacation rentals tips to realize the many sides of Turks and Caicos Islands.
Dive and Snorkel
With its extensive coral reefs, the underwater world of Turks and Caicos is inviting to both divers and snorkelers. Let Philippe "Fifi" Kunz's Caicos Adventures' catamaran named "Caicos Cat" take you to more than 100 dive sites, such as the West Caicos, French Cay, Sandbore Channel, and even the Shark Hole where you can spot sharks. When you want to dive with a group of not more than 8 you can still experience Turks and Caicos' famed walls, the Flamingo Divers is right up your alley. If you stay within the first quarter of the year, you might even spot some Humpbacks. In addition to diving trips, Dive Provo offers snorkeling trips from the Caicos Banks to the French Cay or for barrier reef snorkeling, to Grace Bay; while SNUBA, another operator, specializes in the child-friendly way of combining scuba diving and snorkeling.
Kiteboard or Windsurf
Big Blue Unlimited can take any beginner kiteboarding. This sport involves surfing on a board and steering by pulling on the attached kites to coordinate with the wind's direction. Beginners can learn the basics and advance to the actual riding on the board over the waves; it is similar to being on a surfboard. You can also contact the Kitehouse for their representatives to let you know the best kiteboarding locations in the islands. Windsurfing Provo also gives lessons as well as the proper equipment for the sport in Grace Bay.
Go Sailing or Deep Sea Fishing
Sail Provo at Providenciales has boating excursions to take you glow worm watching at night. There are also private charters and trips throughout the day. Grand Slam Fishing Charters can hook you up into big game fishing, sports fishing, flat fishing, and even shark fishing aboard a Hatteras yacht; non-enthusiasts can even join to watch.
Swim and Chill
Right off Dolphin Lane is Provo Ponies where you can arrange for a relaxing horseback-riding jaunt right along the beaches of Long Bay Hills. Grand Turk and Salt Cay islands are wonderful areas for kids to comb for shells and for you to enjoy their panoramic views and warm turquoise waters.
Lemon Cafe at In the Village at Grace Bay serve Mediterranean fare while Coco Bistro on Grace Bay Road allows you to dine under a coconut grove. Calico Jack's at Ports of Call in Grace Bay has a band on Fridays and da Conch Shack boasts of having delicious seafood dishes. Providenciales' other eateries are Saltmills Cafe, Jimmy's Dive Bar, Sharkbite, Tiki Hut Cabana, Somewhere on the Beach, and many others.
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