Top 7 Things to Do on Your Turks and Caicos Honeymoon

With white sand beaches, turquoise seas, year-round sunshine, and world-class luxury resorts, the Turks and Caicos Islands make for an unforgettable island honeymoon destination built on a foundation of sun, sand, and sea.

From thrilling underwater adventures to unique excursions on land, these are seven of our favorite activities and experiences for any honeymoon to this idyllic Caribbean destination.

Hit the Beaches

With soft, white sands and perfect turquoise waters, no activity better resembles the Turks and Caicos than lounging the day away on a gorgeous beach.

Grace Bay, the biggest and arguably best, is home to luxury resorts and is protected by a beautiful barrier reef system. East of Grace Bay is Leeward Beach: quieter, more reserved, and perfect for calm ocean activities like kayaking and stand up paddleboarding thanks to its sheltered channels. Shallow waters and frequent winds make Long Bay Beach a favorite for water sports like kitesurfing.

Scuba Diving

Divers will be impressed with the sheer abundance and accessibility of otherworldly sites all throughout the TCI. Sand chutes, canyons, and cracks along these dramatic walls provide excellent swim-through opportunities, while sightings of Caribbean reef fish, invertebrate sea creatures, and vibrant corals are plentiful.

Consider staying in a dive resort, like Bohio on Grand Turk, to combine diving trips in with your accommodation, or link up on your own with a certified operator like Dive Provo.

Horseback Riding

For a classically romantic experience, take to horseback riding. Look no further than Provo Ponies to facilitate the magical experience of trodding along scenic trails and splashing through the turquoise waters.

With a fleet of 25 horses and ponies, this working stable operates two tours daily and offers private rides for honeymooning couples. Friendly guides will happily photograph you throughout the journey, even when you’re waist deep with your horse in the calm ocean.

Snorkeling

Sporting the third largest reef system on the planet, the Turks and Caicos Islands offer immediate access to the vibrant and colorful marine life that reside in its oceans. Just gear up and jump in to discover colorful schools of fish, Caribbean squid, flower coral and plenty more, thanks to the ocean’s incredible clarity and rich sea life.

On Providenciales, head to Bight Beach (Coral Gardens) or Smith’s Reef to spot abundant reef fish and other sea creatures while swimming in dazzling aquamarine water. Consider joining a boat tour like Big Blue Collective for a day filled with discovering the best locations.

Visit to Iguana Island

Nicknamed for the endangered Rock Iguanas which occupy the island in massive amounts, Little Water Cay is a short boat trip or kayak paddle off the coast of Providenciales. While getting to the island may be half of the fun, observing the large lizards in their natural habitat is a pure delight, and the island – as a preserved nature reserve – also boasts fantastic beaches and snorkel opportunities.

Golf

Break up the daily routine of lounging, swimming, and dining by hitting the links at Provo Golf Club. Referred as the “jewel in the Turks and Caicos’ crown,” this 18-hole course is consistently ranked one of the finest in the Caribbean.

Dinner and Drinks at da Conch Shack and Rum Bar

Eat with your feet in the sand at this beachfront restaurant which serves everything from fresh seafood (a variety of conch preparations) to jerk chicken and creative vegetarian options. Wash it all down with any number of rum drinks or a local Turks Head brew, and you’ll begin to understand why this is one of the most popular restaurants in all of Provo (and all the TCI for that matter).

 

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5 Amazing Over the Top Honeymoon Suites

Today’s feature is a guest post from the experts at Oyster.comOyster’s mission is to deliver unbiased, expert information about hotels and make it easy to discover the perfect destination. Oyster sends trained reviewers to visit, comprehensively photograph, critique and rate each hotel reviewed on Oyster. The honest, undoctored photos and in-depth reviews from hotel experts allow you to see exactly what you’re getting — before you arrive. They’ve visited over 3,000 hotels in 40 countries, including popular honeymoon spots in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. 

Most newlyweds want to stay in a seriously swag suite on their honeymoon — and who can blame them? After all, for many of us, a honeymoon is one of the only times we’ll get to live it up in such luxurious fashion. These five honeymoon suites come with all the bells and whistles one could ask for — from private pools to dizzying views.

The Honeymoon: Hong Kong
The Suite: Extreme WOW Suite at the W Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a fabulous urban destination for those couples seeking out incredible, modern architecture, world-class shopping, and Michelin-starred dining on a nightly basis. And the W Hong Kong is in the heart of the tourist district, Kowloon, and features all the funky extras you’d expect from a W as well as an unreal, souped-up version of the stateside Bliss Spa chain. And the Extreme WOW Suite not only has all the high-tech essentials that seem commonplace in Hong Kong, but also has a fully-stocked kitchenette, spacious closet (because every outfit was carefully planned and considered), and dizzying views of the harbor.

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The Honeymoon: St. Lucia
The Suite: Two-Bedroom Villa at the Ladera Resort

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Unlike more developed Caribbean islands, such as Aruba and the Bahamas, the sparsely populated island-nation of Saint Lucia still maintains a sense of unspoiled, exotic beauty. Its landscapes of pristine beaches and mountainous terrain are among the most stunning you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean — especially so at the Ladera Resort, where views of the twin Pitons seem endless. Privacy is paramount here — there are just 32 villas on the property — and most rooms have private plunge pools. Want a bigger watering hole to splash around in? Try the Infinity Lagoon Pool, which may very well take your just-wedded breath away.

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The Honeymoon: Paris, France
The Suite: Honeymoon Suite at Hotel Le Bristol

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If the City of Lights doesn’t seem romantic to you, well, then, you’re just not romantic. Paris is a premiere honeymoon destination — great for culture-lovers and fashionistas alike — and thus requires a rather perfect stay. Look no further than the famed Hotel Le Bristol, which exudes luxury from the moment you step in the marble lobby. Make sure to take a few cuddly pictures in the hotel’s epic private gardens or on the glass-housed sun terrace; however, the Honeymoon Suite is where you really get the full “five-star” experience: Each room is impeccably furnished and decorated, the balcony provides glorious views, and the bed is supremely comfortable — despite a slightly dated comforter. But the real highlight has got to be the incredible bathroom, which we’d just die for with its well-lit vanities, bidet, and deep soak tub.

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The Honeymoon: Turks & Caicos
The Suite: The Beachfront Penthouse Suite at the Gansevoort Turks & Caicos, a Wymara Resort

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Turks and Caicos has a reputation for being one of the most exclusive Caribbean islands, and deservedly so. The Beachfront Penthouse Suite at the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos is one of the island’s sleekest and swankiest options. Partiers will appreciate the hotel’s live DJ sets on weekend nights, but those seeking seclusion won’t have a problem in a private suite that spills out onto the pristine beaches of Grace Bay. And should you two decide to get out of that incredible bed (or tub, as the case may be), your buffet breakfast is au gratis. Bring on the bacon, y’all!

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The Honeymoon: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
The Suite:  Preferred Club Master Suite at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa – All Inclusive

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Puerto Morelos, located halfway between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, offers the perfect balance of the two, more touristy regions, blending a party atmosphere from the Spring Break Capital with a beachy, relaxed vibe. Perhaps one of the most luxurious all-inclusives in Mexico, the Dreams Riviera Cancun — a true megaresort, with over 400 rooms — tends to attract families with its myriad entertainment options. But couples shouldn’t falter: the attractive, airy guest rooms are downright romantic. Teak wood and marble floors create an ambiance of understated elegance, and the massive bathrooms (all with separate showers and Jacuzzi tubs) are a real treat.

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