Fall in love with island life in Turks & Caicos
Made up of 40 coral islands, the stunning archipelago of Turks & Caicos is an idyllic tropical hideaway. With stretching white sand beaches, crystalline water and breathtaking natural beauty, you’ll find yourself relaxing instantly amidst these spectacular surrounds. Sun worshippers will adore the balmy tropical climate whilst adventurers will lose no time in exploring the countless activities the islands have to offer. From horseback riding on the beach and spotting humpback whales to snorkelling along the coral reefs and big-game fishing, the possibilities are endless in this island paradise.
The onefinestay experience
Whether you’re after relaxation, adventure or pure foodie indulgence, here at onefinestay we know exactly what it takes to make your getaway special. With our incredible range of exclusive concierge services, you’ll have a host of sumptuous experiences at your very fingertips. Relax with your very own in-home spa experience, feast in the comfort of your home with your own personal chef or explore the oceans in style in a gleaming private yacht. What’s more, it can all be booked pre-stay, meaning all you have to do when you get there is relax. Pure bliss.
Touted as one of the best beaches in the world, Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales island is certainly worth a visit. Boasting miles and miles of silky white sand, calm turquoise waters and picture-perfect ocean views, this is paradise on earth. If you’re feeling active, you could even walk from one end to the other, stopping off at the beach bars along the way of course.
For those who are craving seclusion, Leeward Beach is a great option. Just east of Grace Bay, this beach lacks the glitz and glamour of its more famous neighbour - ideal if you're looking for some peace and quiet. Furthermore, watersports enthusiasts will love the sheltered channels off the eastern side of the beach, which are great for kayaking, SUP and wakeboarding.
On the other side of the archipelago, Long Beach on South Caicos is also a great option. Here, the two kilometres of perfect white sand is fringed by lush vegetation. Just off the shore, you’ll find underwater fields of seagrass, home to conchs, stingray and turtles. And, if you’re an early bird, you’ll be able to enjoy the beach’s famously vivid sunrises too.
Fine dining favourites and relaxed beach bars
An island institution, no visit to Providenciales is complete without dinner and drinks at Da Conch Shack and Rum Bar. Conch is one of the main flavours of the islands and you’ll find it in menus everywhere, but nowhere does it quite as good as Da Conch Shack. What’s more, the friendly vibes, delicious rum cocktails and biweekly live music nights make this a great spot for an evening out too. If you’re looking for a fine dining spot for date night, then Coco Bistro will not disappoint. With the largest palm grove on the island as your dining room, you can enjoy fresh local cuisine surrounded by gentle swaying coconut trees and starlit skies.
Any foodies in the group will have to pay Coyaba by chef Paul Newman a visit. Serving up elegant contemporary Caribbean cuisine, the menu here bursts with creative fusion dishes. What’s more, the team here really focuses on using artisanal products from sustainable producers, as well as supporting the local fishermen and farmers. Finally, Magnolia Wine Bar & Restaurant is the perfect spot for sundowners. With an incredible 180° view of the north side of Providenciales, you can relax on the beautiful balcony and enjoy a refreshing glass of wine, paired perfectly with the vibrant sunset and balmy weather.
Although the tropical landscapes are lovely in Turks & Caicos, it’s the underwater world which is truly spectacular. From humpback whales and giant manta rays to spotted sea slugs and bottlenose dolphins, below the waves, you’ll find an incredible array of marine life. Whether you want to snorkel along the coral reefs or set off on a scuba adventure in the deeper water off the main islands, you’re sure to be stunned by the sealife here.
If you’d prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, then there are some hiking and biking trails dotted around the islands and plenty of national parks to explore. The island of Salt Cay is a great option if you’re looking for a walk which takes in some of the area’s history too. Passing by the Whale House Bay and Taylor Hill ruins, as well as the Salinas (which were used for salt production), you’ll get a flavour of the island’s colonial and commercial past.
One of the best swimming spots on Turks & Caicos is the breathtaking Chalk Sound. This incredibly scenic lagoon is located on the southwest of Providenciales and the picturesque drive there is also a great opportunity for sightseeing. Due to its status as a national park, no motorised boats are allowed in the lagoon, meaning the calm and shallow waters are wonderfully peaceful - perfect for swimming in. Kayaking and SUP are also excellent ways to explore this area of incredible natural beauty.
Tailoring your stay
Every stay includes a personal welcome and a tour of the home, housekeeping before your arrival and all linens. You will also have a local contact for any support needed throughout your stay. Interested in tailoring your stay further? Our concierge team will work with you to plan your villa vacation and share recommendations based on your travel needs and wishes.