Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos – 5 Awesome Things You Must Try

Grace Bay Beach

Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos

Are you ready to make the most of your Turks and Caicos holiday? Here are five ideas on how to enjoy Grace Bay Beach and its dazzling world-renowned shoreline!

🚢 Embark on a Cruise or Private Charter

🤽  Find Your Favorite Watersport

🏝️ Lunch Like a Local in one of Grace Bay’s Eateries

🍹 Have a Cocktail in Provo’s Luxurious Bars and Lounges 

🍾 Enjoy Grace Bay Beach at Night with Live Music, Beach BBQs & Bonfires

 

The islands of Turks and Caicos have something extraordinary to offer to every type of traveler. You may be visiting for a relaxing family holiday. You might have brought your friends along for an unforgettable island party. Or maybe it’s only you and your lover landing on Providenciales for a couple’s tropical vacation. Regardless of the plan, Grace Bay Beach is a destination that should certainly feature on everyone’s Turks and Caicos itinerary. 

You’ll find this world-renowned location on the northeast coast of Providenciales. This pristine expanse of white sand wrapped by softly winding turquoise waters was voted the 1st best beach in the Caribbean and the 2nd most beautiful beach in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travelers’ Choice® Awards. 

When you’re preparing for the perfect Turks and Caicos retreat, you may think that swimming and sunbathing on Grace Bay Beach should do the trick. But Grace Bay Beach and the entire Gray Bay Area have so much more to offer! Hence, we’ve gathered 5 tips on how to make the most of their exotic wonders!

1. Embark on a Cruise or Private Charter

First thing on our list? Joining a large cruise or hiring a private charter! Whether you go for an active 2-hour jet skiing tour or a soothing half-day catamaran tour, you can venture beyond the swimming area into the turquoise expansion surrounding Grace Bay Beach. After all, the unmatched natural wonders and marine life are a great part of what makes Grace Bay so popular! Don’t miss out on on them and join a snorkeling excursion—the ultimate tropical experience! 

Besides these beautiful aquatic daytime trips, you can also get a 2-hour champagne sunset sail along the pristine coastline of Grace Bay.

2. Find Your Favorite Watersport on Grace Bay Beach

Following a day of soaking in the sun of a private charter, a parasailing adventure might be just what you need. If you’re generally a fan of thrilling watersports, then Turks and Caicos might feel like an earthly paradise!

Many exciting watersport opportunities await beyond the picture-perfect shorelines of Grace Bay Beach: swimming, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, jet and water skiing, and even scuba diving near the impressive natural barrier reef surrounding Turks and Caicos.

3. Lunch Like a Local in one of Grace Bay’s Eateries

The most beautiful beach in the world is also home to a wide range of restaurants featuring anything from burgers to local and specialty cuisine. A  15 minutes’ walk from Grace Bay Beach, you’ll spot Grace’s Cottage, an exquisite spot serving seafood-focused dishes, including some vegetarian, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free options. 

Walking down the same Grace Bay Road, you’ll bump into many other delicious dining spots. Seven, for instance, is a restaurant centered on contemporary island cuisine and prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients like conch and Caicos lobster. It does not even have to be anything too fancy to be good. Many other cost-friendly diners, like The Terrace on Grace Bay, serve excellent seafood varieties!

4. Must-Try: Provo’s Comfy Bars & Lounges

Have you noticed how almost all island holiday brochures always feature the classical cocktail on a beach? As you would have expected, Grace Bay Beach has something to say on that! You can freshen up with a tropical blend and a quick bite right by the white sands.

There’s a wide selection of beachfront bars and pop-up restaurants on or close to Grace Bay Beach worth checking out, including Just Tacos,  Shay Cafe & Lounge, or Somewhere Cafe and Lounge

5. Enjoy Provo at Nigh: Live Music, Beach BBQs & Bonfires

Our list of things to do on Grace Bay Beach would not be complete without mentioning the lively clubs & nightlife venues. Spend a few hours on Turks and Caicos, and you will quickly notice that the daytime buzz of Grace Bay carries on into the night with live music parties, organized beach BBQs & bonfires!

These enjoyable events are a great way to experience the world-famous Turks and Caicos sunset and spend the final hours of your day in a laid-back, entertaining manner. Of course, you can also let loose and party in one of Grace Bay’s bars, which range from luxurious to…pretty wild!

Grace Bay Beach: Wrapping Up

Of course, there are many things you can do on Grace Bay Beach. For instance,  you can get your own private island photoshoot (like this one). It’s a terrific deal for influencers and those serious about their social media presence.

To browse more trips, cruises, and watersport activities on Turks and Caicos, you can check out TripAdvisor’s broad selection and read the reviews in advance to ensure you pick the right thing for you and your group.

Where to Stay on Providenciales?

With so many things to do on Grace Bay Beach, you’ll want to find accommodations close by! 

Aqua Divina is located in the more peaceful Leeward settlement, yet still without walking distance from Grace Bay Beach – which means you will not have to deal with Grace Bay’s (occasionally) overwhelming crowds. On top of that, our resort is only minutes away from the spectacular Leeward Beach and its unspoiled shoreline – just as gorgeous but minus the crowds of Grace Bay!

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