There is a ton of things to do in Turks and Caicos. Boat charter companies offer cool things such as parasailing, snorkel tours, beach hopping, sunset tours, and more. You can do water-related activities without chartering a boat like kayaking, paddleboarding, kite surfing, snorkeling.
On land, you can shop at Saltmills Plaza, eat at cool restaurants, go on an ATV tour, get island-inspired drinks like Rum Punch and Mai Tai, and go on a walk or run along the beach.
Where To Eat
The island offered many unique restaurants. If you’re a foodie like me, you’ll enjoy what both the resort and local restaurants have to offer. The most notable restaurants are Coco Bistro, Da Conch Shack, Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar, The Deck, and Stelle. These places are worthy of mention due to the combination of their food and drink menu, decor, and location. You can read more about these restaurants here.
What to Pack
- Nice clothes for resort restaurants
- 2 or more swimsuits
- Tennis shoes for running and/or going on an ATV tour
- Polarized Sunglasses
- Reef-safe sunscreen
- Waterproof pouch or case for phone
Note: renting a car is necessary for this itinerary since you’ll be exploring many different areas of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.
The best way to enjoy Day 1 of a Turks and Caicos vacation is to simply relax. After landing on the island and picking up the rental car, head to dinner at Stelle located in Wymara Resort. The stunning entrance of the resort is enough to make you feel like you’re in paradise. At Stelle, you’ll have a great view of the resort pool and the colorful flowers that surround the archways.
There is great snorkeling in TCI because of the coral reef. It’s unreal. That’s why I suggest going on a snorkel tour the second day on the island. I booked a public half day snorkel tour, but there are options to have it private or go on a full day tour. The snorkel tour includes beach hopping as well. After snorkeling amongst the wonderful marine life, head to dinner at Infiniti Restaurant and Raw Bar. This restaurant is oceanfront and great for another relaxing night in Providenciales.
After two days of snorkeling and eating, it’s time to explore the rest of island. Day 3 is the day to go on an ATV tour. Fun Ride TCI offers three different tours. The one I went on stopped at Discovery Bay Mangroves and Trail, Turks Head Brewery, and Da Conch Shack. ATV tours are the best way to see more of any place you’re visiting. I cannot recommend it enough. Day 3 is also the day to check out Saltmills Plaza. Saltmills Plaza is great for shopping plus it has quite a few restaurants.
After going on all of the excursions, Day 4 is the day to enjoy more of island at your own pace. This is the day to check out other beaches like Bight Park, snorkel, swim leisurely, lay out and tan, and get poolside drinks. After all that leisure, head to dinner at Coco Bistro to indulge in their delectable menu. This restaurant must wait for the last night of the trip because you’ll need to order the full combination of a cocktail, appetizer, entree, and dessert. Go to dinner early in order to take a sunset stroll along the beach.
On the fifth and final day of the Turks and Caicos adventure, get up early to watch the sunrise at the beach. I’m big into running, so that’s what I did while I watched the sun rise above the ocean. After watching the sunrise, get breakfast from the local-recommended Shay Cafe located near Saltmills Plaza then catch your flight home.