5 Best Things To Do In Turks And Caicos With Kids

Things To Do In Turks And Caicos

With crystalline, white sand beaches, jewel-toned waters, and endless fun activities, Turks and Caicos (also called TCI) is a magical paradise for the whole family. Located in the Caribbean in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, it’s a fascinating archipelago of 40 islands and cays, with 8 main islands:

  • Grand Turk

  • Salt Cay

  • South Caicos

  • Providenciales

  • Pine Cay

  • Parrot Cay

  • North Caicos

  • Middle Caicos

North and Middle Caicos are easy to explore because they’re connected by a causeway. Exploring these stunning islands has never been easier! Whether you’re craving the untouched beaches of North Caicos or the vibrant culture of Middle Caicos, you can easily experience the best of both worlds.

So, grab your sunglasses, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to explore Turks and Caicos with your family like never before!


1) Join Us To Uncover The Hidden Gems Of Turks And Caicos

Are you ready for an epic adventure with your little explorers? Look no further than Unique Tours and Rentals! We’re not your average excursion company – we’re all about creating unforgettable experiences that will leave you and your kids in awe.

We are an excursion company offering one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experiences such as horseback riding in the ocean, snorkeling, jet skiing, safari tours, and scuba diving. But what sets us apart from the rest? While other charters stick to the popular spots, we take you to hidden gems. Get ready to explore secluded coastlines and discover lesser-known beaches that will take your breath away. It’s like having your own private paradise!

Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime. Book your tour with us today and let the thrills begin!


2) Enjoy The Beaches

Turks and Caicos Islands are home to gorgeous, camera-ready beaches. With silky turquoise waters, feather-light breezes, and dazzling sunshine, the island’s beaches are some of the best in the world. Check out the one-of-a-kind beaches where you and the kids can have fun splashing around in the water or just relaxing to the soothing rhythm of the waves.

Grace Bay Beach

Situated on the northeast coast of Providenciales, Grace Bay Beach is a renowned vacation spot that has been showered with awards and worldwide acclaim. And no wonder: Grace Bay has no rocks, pollution, or seaweed.

It only boasts carpets of powder-soft beaches and kid-friendly, warm waters protected from the turbulent Atlantic Ocean by barrier reefs. Grace Bay also houses beautiful, family-friendly luxury resorts, and its clear waters are perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving.

Long Bay Beach

If you’re ready for kiteboarding, Long Bay Beach is ready for you! With motionless, waist-deep, turquoise waters and year-round trade winds, Long Bay is a kiteboarder’s utopia. The three-mile beach is crowd-free and has a peaceful atmosphere because it has few bars, hotels, and restaurants. The calm, shallow waters make Long Bay a fun beach for children to safely enjoy themselves.

Half Moon Bay Beach

Half Moon Bay Beach is a gorgeous place to luxuriate on pearly white sand. It’s also ideal for enjoying curious rock iguanas, a secluded lagoon, and a thick miniature palm forest. The beach is actually a sandbar that extends between Water Cay and Little Water Cay, creating a pleasant sense of solitude. A boardwalk with viewing decks meanders through the forest, and if you’re a birdwatcher, you’ll enjoy stunning views of osprey, egrets, pelicans, and herons.

Smith’s Reef

Smith’s Reef is a snorkeler’s dream, with a breathtaking variety of sea-dwellers, including vibrantly colored stoplight parrot fish, damselfish, yellowtail snapper, and French angelfish. You’ll also be treated to glimpses of larger creatures, including green turtles and Southern brown stingrays. The reef is actually a group of reefs near Turtle Cove. They can be reached by a bit of a trek on the beach but worth every step.


3) Things To Do In Turks And Caicos With Kids Who Love Nature And Wildlife

A trip to Turks and Caicos wouldn’t be complete without exploring its vast natural charms. Whether underwater or on land, exploring nature is one of the best things to do in Turks and Caicos. These exciting adventures include:

Iguana Island

Iguana Island, or Little Water Cay, is a sanctuary for the endangered Turks and Caicos rock iguana. Due to the island’s conservation efforts, these prehistoric-looking critters are everywhere you look. The island is only reachable by kayak or boat. You’ll see these remarkable lizards munching on fruits, leaves, and insects or just soaking up the sunshine.

Chalk Sound National Park

If you can’t get enough iguanas, then you’ll enjoy the reptilian residents of Chalk Sound National Park. These rock iguanas, which can grow up to 16 inches, are very approachable, although they shouldn’t be touched or fed. Sea life that’s commonly found in the park’s clear waters includes barracudas, small lemon sharks, and stingrays.

Conch Bar Caves

Conch Bar Caves in the Middle Caicos Islands are the biggest cave system in the Turks and Caicos island chain. They feature stalagmites, stalactites, tide pools, and columns. Its residents are primarily bats (don’t worry, they’re harmless).

Some say the caves look like a lunar landscape, while others say that, like clouds, the formations resemble various objects or faces. A tour guide is mandatory for exploring these Middle Caicos caves because they’re slippery, the ceiling is low and there’s minimal lighting.

Swimming With Sea Turtles

Love diving, but have only gone swimming with fish? You can enjoy the magic of swimming with sea turtles, one of the most unique things to do in Turks and Caicos. You can dive with these wondrous creatures at the Coral Gardens Reef at Grace Bay. Make sure you swim several feet away from them, so they don’t get nervous – even though it’s tempting to do so!

Watching Humpback Whales

There’s nothing like watching – in person – the majesty and sheer size of humpback whales. Your kids will rave that it’s one of the best things to do in Turks and Caicos. Late winter is the ideal whale-watching season, and Grand Turk and Salt Cay are unrivaled as the best whale-watching locations worldwide.

Turks and Caicos is also one of the few locations where you can snorkel or dive with humpbacks. You may see large pods of five or more whales, as well as mothers and their calves. A male humpback may even serenade you with an elaborate song that’s audible for miles underwater.


4) Explore The Turks And Caicos National Museum

A visit to the Turks and Caicos National Museum is one of the best educational things to do with kids in Turks and Caicos. The whole family can learn about the islands’ rich history via the museum’s featured exhibits:

  • The Dawning of the Space Age

  • Caicos Heritage House

  • Grand Turk Lighthouse

These exhibits follow the islands’ timeline, from its first ancient dwellers to more recent events such as the John Glenn splashdown. Open Monday through Saturday, admission for adults is five dollars and free for children under 12.


5) Sample The Local Food

Whether you’re looking for a casual, toes-in-the-sand eatery or something more upscale, Turks and Caicos has you covered. The island location guarantees only the freshest fish and local produce. Be sure to try the national dish: cracked conch. Other must-tastes include johnny cakes, crab and rice, lobster, snapper, and boiled fish and grits.

Dining is one of the best things to do in Turks and Caicos with kids because most island eateries have kids’ menus. Indulge in delicious delights and feast at these fantastic restaurants:

  • Vita Restaurant – Italian restaurant

  • Grace’s Cottage – Seafood restaurant

  • Indigo – Caribbean, seafood, grill

  • Sj’s Curry Club – Indian, Asian, International


Turks And Caicos Is A Great Place For Family Fun And Adventure

If you travel to Turks and Caicos with kids, you’ll all have an amazing vacation. You’ll enjoy sparkling white beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, and endless sunshine. You’ll also love out-of-the-ordinary recreational activities, exceptional sightseeing opportunities, and plenty of fresh island food.

When it comes to discovering the wonders of Turks and Caicos, there’s no better companion than Unique Tours and Rentals. We’re committed to providing you with extraordinary, family-friendly adventures on and around the islands. From thrilling island excursions to captivating activities both on land and sea, we’ve got it all covered. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime and book your tour today!

1 hour
Group Size
1 to 7

1 Hour Shipwreck Tour

The thrill of exploring the Ghost Freighter and snorkeling the surrounding Reef.

You don’t have to be James Bond to sneak aboard and jump off a Russian Freighter! Two miles off the east coast lies the Shipwreck of the La Famille Express, a 1952 Russian built Navy cargo ship that shipwrecked in the 2004 Hurricane Frances. Today it rests on a reef in 7 feet of the calmest waters. During this bucket-list excursion you will get to explore the inside of the shipwreck, whilst the adventurous at heart can jump off the shipwreck and snorkel in the pristine calm waters and explore the aquatic life on the reef.

3 hours
Group Size
Up to 14

Sunrise Horseback Riding and Island Safari Tour & Snorkelling

We are delighted to present a unique and unforgettable adventure proposal for you – a 30- minute Sunrise Horseback Riding experience on the pristine beaches, followed by a 2.5-hour Island Safari Tour and Snorkelling expedition. Our goal is to provide you and your guests with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with nature, experience the thrill of horseback riding, and explore the breathtaking beauty of Providenciales.

Sunrise Horseback Riding on the Beach and in the Ocean (30 minutes):
As the sun paints the sky with vibrant hues, embark on a 30-minute horseback riding escapade along the sandy shores and into the gentle waves of the ocean. Our seasoned guides will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for riders of all levels. This serene journey promises not only spectacular views but also a harmonious connection with these magnificent creatures.

Island Safari Tour (2 hours):
After the horseback riding adventure, prepare for an exhilarating Island Safari Tour. Our experienced guides will lead you through the hidden gems of Providenciales, showcasing the diverse flora and fauna unique to the area. Explore the lush landscapes, discover secluded spots, and learn about the rich history and culture that make this island a truly remarkable destination.

Snorkelling Adventure (30 minutes):
To cap off this extraordinary day, dive into the crystal-clear waters for a snorkelling adventure. Explore vibrant coral reefs and witness the underwater wonders that Smith Reef has to offer. Our certified guides will provide all necessary equipment and ensure a safe and enjoyable snorkelling experience for everyone.

2 hours
Group Size
1 to 7

2 Hour Shipwreck & Iguana Island Tour

Explore the Famille Express, wander around the untouched Iguana Island and snorkel the most pristine Caribbean waters.

1 hour
Group Size
1 to 14

Sunset Ride n Swim

One of a kind beach and ocean horseback riding experience at sunset. Our beach in Blue Hills is unspoiled and never crowded, allowing you to experience the tranquil waters with our majestic sea horses, while watching the sunset. This is an unforgettable experience for couples and honeymooners alike. Do not forget to ask for a free conch shell at the end of every tour. With this tour you often get to see sea turtles along the way (times can change at short notice based on sunset). The ride is suitable for all riders—no experience necessary!