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Bight Reef picture in Turks & Caicos
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Bight Reef picture in Turks & Caicos
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On Grace Bay in Providenciales, you'll find a footpath just offshore near the Coral Gardens resort. Follow that path to floating buoys that will guide you on your Bight Reef snorkel. A series of signs will help you identify the different species that you find along the way. One TripAdvisor reviewer also offered the following advice: "Be sure to snorkel out to the buoys on the outer edges as those areas seemed to attract different fish."

No matter which of the reef's mini-caves and crevaces you explore, many varieties of colorful fish can be seen poking in and out of their habitat. If you're lucky, you'll even spot a sea turtle swimming nearby. And with water as shallow as 3 feet in some spots and as deep as 16 feet in others, the versatile reef suits all levels of snorkel experience. Recent travelers recommend the spot for kids due to the reef's proximity to the shore. Keep in mind that snorkeling is always better when the water is calmer, so save your underwater adventure for a fair weather day.

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#1 Grace Bay (Provo) Vacationers are almost always pleased with Grace Bay in Provo, raving about its soft sand and turquoise water, with some even dubbing it the "world's best beach." The beach ... Read more » minimum / Getty Images

#2 Taylor Bay (Provo) If you tend to interpret "taking a dip" literally, then you'll love the hundreds of yards of shallow water that make Taylor Bay perfect for getting your feet wet ... Read more » Matt Anderson Photography / Getty Images

#3 Bight Reef On Grace Bay in Providenciales, you'll find a footpath just offshore near the Coral Gardens resort. Follow that path to floating buoys that will guide you on your Bight ... Read more » Sirachai Arunrugstichai / Getty Images

#4 Provo Golf Club Hopes of landing a hole-in-one amid palm trees and jutting limestone bring travelers to the fairways of the Provo Golf Club, the only 18-hole course on Turks & Caicos. The near-perfect ... Read more » brians101 / Getty Images

#5 Little Water Cay "Iguana Island" may sound like a scary place, but in Turks & Caicos, the moniker fondly refers to Little Water Cay, home to the islands' remaining endangered population of rock ... Read more » Nigel Hicks / Getty Images

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#7 Smith's Reef Packed with sea life, Smith's Reef on Providenciales appeals to snorkelers at all levels. Stingrays, turtles, lobsters and lots of brightly colored fish will likely swim by during your ... Read more » Nigel Hicks / Getty Images

#8 Salt Cay Salt Cay isn't the primary destination for most who visit Turks and Caicos, but it does make a mellow daytrip for those wanting to escape Provo's hustle and ... Read more » Purestock / Getty Images

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