Turks And Caicos Best Beaches - 9 Stunning Hidden Gems

Turks And Caicos Best Beaches

When you visit Turks and Caicos (TCI), you step into a spellbinding world of fluffy white sand, shimmering turquoise waters, and gleaming sunshine. Leave the everyday hustle and bustle behind at one of the archipelago’s picture-perfect secluded beaches.

Whether you want to mingle with iguanas, drift aimlessly in nurturing warm waters, or experience the mystique of these sleepy islands, you’re in the right place!

 

Discover The Mystery And Magic Of These Special Turks And Caicos Islands

Want to experience Turks and Caicos magical hidden gems? Then Unique Tours and Rentals has you covered! Our name says it all: We offer unique experiences that other excursion companies can’t match. Other charters visit popular areas, but we take you to secluded islands and remote beaches.

Interested in horseback riding in the ocean? Scuba diving? Lounging on stunning beaches? Going on a safari? We’ll even take you snorkeling with sea turtles!

Don’t settle for the ordinary. Book your tour with us now and make special memories that will last a lifetime!

 

Get Ready To Dive Into Paradise – Discover The Best Beaches In Turks And Caicos

Some of the best beaches in Turks and Caicos are small and solitary. These hidden gems brim with water fun, wildlife, and leisure. Their sparkling sand and tranquil waters are bring-you-to-tears beautiful. Check out these jewels that have just as much sparkle as a genuine diamond!

1) Sapodilla Bay Beach

Sapodilla Beach is nestled in a small, sheltered cove on the south coast of Providenciales (Provo). It offers shallow, aquamarine waters that are ideal for children or for adults who would rather wade than swim. Although the Caicos Islands enjoy continuously warm waters, Sapodilla’s secluded location keeps them even toastier.

Lively Sapodilla Bay is brimming with waterfront food vendors and whizzing jet skis. The area also has excellent snorkeling, so prepare for close encounters with coral, sea urchins, and vibrant reef fish.

Hundreds of years ago, Sapodilla was a popular pirate hideout. Visit Sapodilla Hill, and check out ancient carvings of shipwrecked buccaneers.

2) Taylor Bay Beach

Less boisterous than nearby Sapodilla Beach, Provo’s Taylor Beach is one of the safest Turks and Caicos beaches. If you literally want to dip a toe in the water, the spectacular crystal-blue ocean is ankle-high for hundreds of feet. The area is sheltered from southeast trade winds, so there’s no need to worry about dangerous undertows or currents.

When the tide is low, keep an eye out for the intricate, rippling patterns it carves in the sand. If you decide to soak up Taylor Bay’s tropical bliss, be sure to bring your own food, beverages, and chairs, because the island’s only amenities are soft sand and ocean water!

3) Grace Bay Beach

Grace Bay is one of Turks and Caicos most spectacular beaches. It’s consistently ranked as the best in the world, and many visitors consider it to be the best beach in Turks and Caicos. Located on Providenciales North Coast in the Princess Alexandra Nature Preserve, Grace Bay is what fantasies are made of. It has no seaweed, rocks, or pollution, and a barrier reef half a mile away keeps the azure waters calm.

You can wander along the velvety, white sand, kick back and sunbathe, or try water sports such as:

  • Kayaking

  • Snorkeling

  • Parasailing

If you’d like to indulge in the opulence of private villas or a luxury resort, Grace Bay boasts some of the finest. Grace Bay Club is a great choice for superb, upscale lodgings. It’s an all-suite resort, and each room has a spectacular oceanfront view.

4) Leeward Beach

If you enjoy solitude, you’ll love picturesque Leeward Beach. Unlike Grand Turk, this enchanting, secluded beach usually has very few visitors and is one of Turks and Caicos most romantic beaches. Walk hand-in-hand with your sweetheart in the blaze of fabulous sunsets or roam spun-sugar dunes.

One of the best beaches in Turks and Caicos for seashell collecting, you can search for the island’s celebrated conch shells, as well as little treasures including:

  • Triton

  • Cowries

  • Scallops

Feeling energetic? Leeward’s East side has channels ideal for kayaking, wakeboarding, and paddleboarding.

5) Salt Cay

Nicknamed “the island that time forgot,” this 2.6 square-mile cay lacks the development, tourism, resorts, and luxury hotels crowding other Turks and Caicos Islands. It has few vehicles, unpaved roads, and a population of just shy of 100 people. It’s rivaled only by Middle Caicos, whose residents number about 200.

The Cay offers a variety of Turks and Caicos best beaches. It features cozy beaches on its western and north coasts and rugged bluffs, a rocky coastline, and choppy waves on its eastern side. The best beach on the cay is North Bay. It offers lustrous blue waters, pillowy sand, and several snorkeling reefs.

6) Water Cay

Water Cay is perfect for travelers who want even more isolation than is offered by Salt Cay. The island is completely uninhabited and undeveloped. The northern coastline features calm, breathtakingly blue waters, soft sand and a border of weathered limestone ridges. Since it’s connected by a sandbar to Iguana Island and Pine Cay, exploring all three islands is a breeze! The cay was slated for development, but luckily the 2009 economic downturn halted the project.

7) Long Bay Beach

Long Bay Beach is the number one spot for kiteboarding on Provo. With constant trade winds, shallow, flat waters, and a cushiony ocean floor, it’s perfect for pros and novices alike. These conditions are also helpful for people who are learning to swim.

The area is refreshingly un-touristy and lacks annoying crowds. Luxury rental villas and private homes pepper Long Bay, but they’re less plentiful than on other islands. If you need a break from the bustling kiteboarding areas, try the quieter, more leisurely east end of the beach.

8) Half Moon Bay

Half Moon, a crescent-shaped sand bar beach with absolutely no development, feels like your very own private island. Often considered the best beach in Turks and Caicos for solitude, it’s surrounded by corrugated limestone cliffs that fringe dazzling white sand and balmy, jade-green waters.

Experience the encounter of a lifetime by befriending one of Half Moon’s cold-blooded but warm-hearted iguanas. Enjoy Half Moon’s solitude and seclusion by kicking back with a good book, enjoying an idyllic waterside stroll, or watching the island’s myriad photogenic birds including:

  • Egrets

  • Pelicans

  • Herons

9) Blue Hills Beach

Blue Hills was the first settlement on Providenciales. The most popular activity here is driving along the camera-ready Blue Hills Road. A trek on this paved, three-mile road offers spectacular ocean views, as well as glimpses of swaying coconut palms, small sailboats, festively painted buildings, and cozy churches.

Blue Hills Beach is best for a day of sightseeing and relaxation. It’s not ideal for swimming and snorkeling because its shallow waters are often clogged with seaweed and littered with broken coral.

 

Explore The Amazing Hidden Gems Of Turks And Caicos

If good things come in small packages, then these diminutive Turks and Caicos beaches are great! Leave the chaotic world behind and step into a magical realm filled with glittering sand, sky-blue water, and golden sunshine. You’ll fall in love with these hidden gems….and you may not want to leave!

Let Unique Tours and Rentals whisk you away to the hidden gems of Turks and Caicos. With a passion for the ocean and its islands, we’re committed to providing you with a special, one-of-a-kind experience. Ready to go? Then book your tour now!

Duration
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.

Duration
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.

Duration
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.

Duration
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!