Governor's Beach (Grand Turk)

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Governor's Beach is another great option for a little light snorkeling. It's located off the southwestern coast of Grand Turk not far from the harbor, and therefore sees a lot of activity on cruise ship days. At other times, this beach is a laid-back respite with an outstanding view. The stately Governor's residence is in plain view, and in spring and summer you may spot the odd flamingo. That's what's going on above the surface; under the sea there are some spectacular tropical fish and coral. Popular dive companies on Grand Turk like Blue Water Divers and Oasis Divers will help you arrange a snorkel or dive trip of the area.

Governor's Beach is one of the closest beaches to the cruise port. And recent travelers say the 15 to 20 minute walk to Governor's can make all the difference if you're in search of peace and quiet that doesn't come at the expense of beach amenities. "Overall it was a very large beach and we could easily find our own big patch of sand. The beach had bathrooms and a bar," one TripAdvisor reviewer said. 

Also consider visiting Governor's Beach toward sunset in hopes of catching the "green flash," a visual phenomena where the sun's hue changes from reddish orange to blueish green before setting from sight.

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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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