The 10 Best Beaches on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean with its ample beaches and crystal clear blue waters. An amazing aspect of these low-lying coral islands is the abundant underwater life teaming around the many coral reefs, visible through both snorkeling and scuba diving. Pack your snorkeling gear and waterproof camera for an amazing vacation in Turks and Caicos.

While spending the day in the sun it is important to keep yourself from getting sunburnt with lightweight long-sleeved clothing and a hat. When purchasing sunscreen make sure look for biodegradable reef-safe sunscreen, without oxybenzone and/or octinoxate.

When you are out enjoying the reefs, remember you are there to observe and witness the active wildlife habitat. Do not touch or stand on any coral, as it can cause damage that takes a generation to repair. It might sound like a lot of rules, but it protects to coral reefs and ensures future visitors can enjoy.

Tip: At several snorkeling spots you will see the coral reef surrounded by a circle of orange buoys. Please swim on the outside of the buoys to protect the reef.

If you are spending several days on Providenciales we recommend renting a car to get out and explore the island on your own. The driving distances are not far, but taxi prices are on the high end. Just remember, TCI drives on the left hand side of the road! Try visiting several beaches in one day to find the one that meets the vibe you are looking for and spend more time there over the rest of your vacation.

1. Smith Reef