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Grace Bay Beach


Several kilometers long – the frequently boasted '12 miles' (19km) only applies if you measure the entire northern coast of Provo, which is, admittedly, one unbroken beach – this world-famous stretch of coast is powdered with white sand and close enough to the reef wall to see the Atlantic breakers. Though it’s studded with hotels and resorts, its sheer size means that finding your own square of paradise is a snap.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Providenciales attractions

1. Village at Grace Bay Museum

1.09 MILES

The Providenciales location of the Turks & Caicos National Museum is located in the Village at Grace Bay development and features some heritage buildings…

2. Long Bay Beach

2.24 MILES

This windy, less frequented beach on Provo's southern shore is ideal for kitesurfing.

3. Turk's Head Brewery

5.14 MILES

TCI's only brewery produces six excellent varieties, including the strong IPA 'Down Da Road' and a seasonal stout. Brewery tours are a popular way to see…

4. Cheshire Hall

5.32 MILES

Built in the late 1700s by a British Loyalist planter displaced by the American Revolution, Cheshire Hall was once the most important site on Provo, the…

5. Chalk Sound National Park


Chalk Sound sums up Provo: a startlingly turquoise 5km lagoon studded with tiny cays sheltering Turks and Caicos rock iguanas, but marred by less-than…

6. Sapodilla Hill

8.28 MILES

TCI's long maritime history is etched into the limestone on Sapodilla Hill, where mariners have commemorated landfall by carving names, dates and pictures…

7. Wade's Green Plantation

13.85 MILES

Granted to Loyalist Wade Stubbs by King George III in 1789 as compensation for the loss of his Florida estate, this cotton and sisal plantation struggled…

8. Pumpkin Bluff

14.2 MILES

Much of North Caicos' shore is mudflats, but this beautiful spot on the northern coast has lovely fine sand, and is excellent for snorkeling. A foundered…