Hannah Barnard

Best watersports to do on Turks and Caicos

By Hannah Barnard on 21st August, 2019

When looking for things to do in Turks and Caicos the world famous Grace Bay Beach is sure to be at the top of the list, with its powder-white sand merging into the most beautiful turquoise water in the world. While relaxing on the beach is a big part of your time in the Turks and Caicos, there are many other things you can do to get off the beach and into the sea…

Diving in Turks and Caicos

Diving in Turks and Caicos

Diving in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is one of the top dive destinations in the world. Dip below the surface and surround yourself with beautiful sea life and healthy coral reefs. Then peer over walls that drop off up to depths of more than 9,000 feet. The tranquility of breathing underwater cannot be described with words, it must be felt with your heart.

Paddleboarding and kayaking in Turks and Caicos

Paddleboarding and kayaking

If diving isn’t your thing, maybe taking a tour through the mangroves on a paddleboard is more suitable; where you can mingle with baby sharks and learn about the importance of mangroves to an island and the eco-system that is sustained there.

Another way to see some of the cays and islands is kayaking. You can take a kayak over to Little Water Cay, lovingly called Iguana Island, and see the endangered and protected Rock Iguanas that are found only here in the TCI.

Kitesurfing in Turks and Caicos

Kitesurfing in Turks and Caicos

Feeling a bit more adventurous? Try kitesurfing in Long Bay where the wind is sure to give you a great ride. If you’re not experienced, there are several options for lessons to get you going. If you are an experienced kiteboarder, it is sure to be one of the best places you’ve ever kited. With views of the most beautiful turquoise water below you and edged by powder-white sand.

Parasailing in Turks and Caicos

Photo Credit: Captain Marvin’s

Parasailing

Another great way to see the water is parasailing. Take a ride high above the shallow of Grace Bay where you can look down and see the crystal clear water and peak at the reefs below the surface.

Kayaking in Turks and Caicos

One of these options, if not all of them, will increase your immersion into what the Turks and Caicos has to offer visitors. Don’t limit yourself to the standard “lying on the beach with an umbrella drink in my hand” experience; get out and make the most of all the beauty, fun, and diversity the islands have to offer.

A beach day here and there is good for the soul, but getting out on the water and seeing the island(s) from a different perspective can make your holiday one that you’ll never forget.

So lie on the beach, paddleboard the mangroves, kayak to Iguana Island, fly high above the water, and enjoy the islands for everything they have to offer.

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