Taylor Bay (Provo)#2 in Best Things To Do in Turks & Caicos
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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.
It can be a challenge to make your way to Taylor Bay, according to recent visitors, so be sure that you have clear directions before you head out. Your journey will be rewarded with limited crowds. But the spot's remoteness also has drawbacks, such as no shade or facilities (it's mostly surrounded by vacation rentals). Keep this in mind and plan to pack provisions.
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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'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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