Welcome to Providenciales
Providenciales, or Provo as it’s known locally, is the commercial and touristic capital of Turks and Caicos. By far the busiest and most populated of the islands, it’s home to the country's major international airport and some fairly rampant development, from stunning all-inclusive resorts to the concrete shells of ill-considered ventures that never got off the ground. Its greatest attractions are miles of beautiful white-sand beaches, and the halo of reef that blooms in every direction.
Everything is modern and commercial because it's mostly new. There's no old town – just a few decades ago, this was all salt flats.