Providenciales, or Provo as it’s known locally, is the tourism capital of the Turks and Caicos. It’s home to a busy international airport, some fairly rampant development and its crowing glory, miles of beautiful white-sand beaches along its northern coast. While it’s a great place for those wanting a large choice of eating and sleeping options, you certainly won’t be alone in heading here – and development continues at an impressive pace as the last beachfront plots are divided and sold.
But there are still pockets of the island that haven’t succumbed to the developers’ attentions, and thankfully much of the island’s western side is protected land, including the Pigeon Pond & Frenchman’s Creek Nature Reserve and the Chalk Sound National Park.
Providenciales destination guides
Day Trip by Air to Grand Turk or Salt Cay from Providenciales
Have a whale of a time as you fly round-trip from Providenciales to Grand Turk or Salt Cay—your choice—for an unforgettable encounter with the world's most majestic marine mammals. Upon landing, embark on a 3- to 4-hour whale-watching tour by catamaran with an expert crew.
Glow Worm Sunset Cruise from Providenciales
Watch the bioluminescence of glow worms on a spectacular sunset cruise from Providenciales! For a few evenings after the full moon each month, the waters of Caicos Banks play host to this natural phenomenon, when thousands of glow worms emit green flashes of light in the shallow sea just after sunset in Turks and Caicos.