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Grace Bay Beach

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Free

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Beaches, Swimming/Pools, Zoos and Aquariums, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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  • 4.0Atmosphere

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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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's breathtaking surf and sand, plus its proximity to a golf course and plenty of shops and restaurants, leave most guests pleasantly satisfied. 

Located in an eastern crook of Providenciales, Grace Bay touts more than 3 miles of soft ashen sand and open crystalline water to placate sunbathers. There's little shade, so come early in the morning to get your choice of umbrellas. Some of the island's most well-liked restaurants, such as Solana Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar, are sheltered along Grace's shore, as are the most popular hotels. What's more, they don't mind non-guests walking up to dine. 

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