Family Friendly Things to Do in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Family Friendly Things to Do in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

When it comes to family vacations, Providenciales in Turks and Caicos offers a paradise that’s not only stunningly beautiful but also incredibly family-friendly. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and wide range of activities, this Caribbean gem is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family getaway. Here, we’ll explore some of the top family-friendly things to do in Providenciales.

Beach Days on Grace Bay Beach

While Providenciales offers several exceptional beaches (each with its own visit-worthy characteristics), Grace Bay Beach, with its soft white sands and shallow, calm waters, is the quintessential family-friendly destination. The beach is known for its gentle slope into the sea, making it safe for children to swim and play. Build sandcastles, collect seashells, try paddleboarding or simply relax and soak up the sun. Resorts, like The Tuscany on Grace Bay, offer beachfront accommodations, so you’re just steps away from postcard-perfect paradise.

Snorkeling Adventures

One of the best family-friendly things to do in Providenciales is to introduce your children to the wonders of the underwater world with a snorkeling adventure. Bight Reef, located in Princess Alexandra National Park, is a fantastic spot for family snorkeling. The colorful coral and abundant marine life make it a magical experience for kids and adults alike. You can rent equipment and join guided tours that cater to all skill levels.

2-Seater Catamaran Tours

2-seater catamaran tours with High Wave Tours are one of the best family-friendly things to do in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

High Wave Tours offers fun and thrilling 2-seater catamaran adventures ideal for teens and adults. Choose between 1-3 hour tour options providing different experiences, from sea safaris exploring an old shipwreck and the beaches of nearby Little Water Cay to sunset cruises and refreshments at a floating bar and restaurant.

A Family Round of Golf

Enjoy a game of tennis or a round of golf at Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club, the island’s world-class, 18-hole championship golf course. Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club offers club rentals and golf rates for ages ten and up and activity-packed seasonal day camps for kids.

Eco Tours and Kayaking

Board a glow worm or whale-watching excursion or explore Providenciales’s pristine mangrove channels and wetlands on an eco-friendly kayak tour. Companies like Big Blue Collective offer guided family kayak tours where you can spot turtles, fish, and even baby sharks in the clear, shallow waters. It’s a unique and educational experience that will create lasting memories for your children. 

Horseback Riding on the Beach

Beachfront horseback riding with Provo Ponies.

One of the most unique things to do in Providenciales involves horses!  Saddle up for a family horseback riding adventure along the beach. Provo Ponies offers gentle rides suitable for kids and beginners. Riding along the shore, feeling the sea breeze, and enjoying the stunning coastal views is a memorable experience for the whole family.

Iguana Island Excursion

Take a boat or kayak trip to nearby Little Water Cay, often referred to as Iguana Island, where you’ll find the native Turks and Caicos rock iguanas. Children will love spotting these gentle creatures as they roam freely on the island’s boardwalks and trails. It’s an excellent opportunity for a nature walk and a hands-on learning experience.

Undersea Explorer Semi-Submarine

Experience the wonders of the deep sea without getting wet on the Undersea Explorer Semi-Submarine tour. This family-friendly adventure allows you to observe colorful fish, coral formations, and other marine life through large windows while staying comfortably dry inside the submarine. Children will also love experiencing the whimsy and wonder of Island Routes’ Underwater Mermaid Submarine Tour.

Island Hop to Other Cays

Take a day trip to explore some nearby cays, such as Parrot Cay or Pine Cay. These small islands offer a quieter, more secluded atmosphere, with pristine beaches and excellent opportunities for snorkeling and wildlife encounters. It’s a chance to experience a different side of Turks and Caicos.

Explore Grace Bay on a Bicycle

Colorful beach cruiser bicycles at The Tuscany on Grace Bay.

Enjoy a fun (and free) bicycle outing with your family. Guests of The Tuscany enjoy complimentary access to beach cruiser bicycles that are perfect for exploring the area’s many cafes, restaurants, boutiques, ice cream vendors and shops. 

Family Fishing Excursions

Get your family out on the water and experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing with Provo’s fishing charters, such as Black Diamond Fishing & Tours and Panoply Sport Fishing & Luxury Charters. Both excursion operators offer fishing excursions for anglers of all abilities.

Sunset Cruise

Wrap up your family-friendly adventure with a relaxing sunset cruise. Several operators offer evening cruises that include a chance to spot dolphins, enjoy the breathtaking sunset views, and even indulge in a beach barbecue. It’s a magical way to end your day in Providenciales.

In conclusion, Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is a paradise for families looking to create lasting memories together. From beach days on Grace Bay to snorkeling adventures, educational experiences, and outdoor excursions, there are plenty of things to do in Providenciales for all ages. Whether you and your family are building sandcastles on the beach or exploring the island’s rich underwater world, Providenciales has something to captivate every family member, ensuring an unforgettable and fun-filled vacation.

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The Tuscany’s fully outfitted, condo-style resort and amenities offer ideal accommodations for families of all sizes. 

The Tuscany Resort is located on the quieter end of Grace Bay Beach, affording our guests exceptional privacy while also being within convenient reach of the island’s best dining, shopping and excursions. 

Each suite is oceanfront and equipped with a full-sized, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, ensuite bathrooms, spacious living and dining areas and a private, fully-screened balcony overlooking Grace Bay.

View our seasonal promotions and save up to 10% on all suites during your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!