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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Sunken Ship Dives

Ahoy, Mateys!

In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, we have been hard at work researching a few of the most popular destinations where you can scuba dive in sunken ships!

Ship skeleton

The Cayman Islands rank high on our list for being both a breathtaking destination and a perfect place for such an adventure. These island waters contain many wrecks that are open for exploration. One of the best dives in the area is the Doc Polson, which is a tugboat that sank in 1982. The wreckage is still an impressive 80% intact. Her bow, stern, and wheelhouse sections are all penetrable for divers. Both the ship and surrounding area are teeming with sea and plant life.

sunken ship

 

The Florida Keys are not only a beautiful place to visit, but are also home to one of the most spectacular sunken ships for advanced scuba divers to explore, the USS Spiegel Grove. The ship boasts an intriguing history of how it actually sank, and it is famous for its incredible underwater reef. Algae, sponges, and coral mingle with 130 species of fish to create enormous biodiversity in this region. Once a U.S. Navy Ship, it is now one of the world’s largest sunken wrecks.

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The largest barrier reef in the world is, not surprisingly, home to one of the most magnificent explorable sunken ships. The S.S. Yongala tragically sank in 1911 and now resides in what is known as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This wreck led to one of the most fascinating maritime mysteries to date, as she lay undiscovered for more than half a century. This fact created the perfect environment for an incredible array of marine life to make their home there. At 361 feet long, she is one of the largest, most intact historic shipwrecks.

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What be a pirate’s favorite letter?

One would think the Rrrr, but nay, it’d be the C!