Grace Bay (Provo)#1 in Best Things To Do in Turks & Caicos
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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.
Recent travelers recommend snorkeling at Bight Reef. You can ask your concierge about renting water sports equipment or arranging a day sail, if you're staying in a Grace Bay hotel; you can also solicit one of the tour operators that leave from this area. Grace Bay is a public beach that's open all hours of the day, every day of the week.
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#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. With no steep drop-offs to fear, parents can relax while children play in knee-high waters. And the aesthetic of seemingly never-ending rippling sand makes Taylor Bay especially tranquil.
This beach lies on the southwest coast of Provo, just 2 ½ miles from the town of Five Cays. White sand fills the beach's crescent shape. And the bright blue water – which makes starfish visible to shallow-water swimmers – matches the allure of many of the beaches on Providenciales.
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