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The picturesque island of Providenciales


Providenciales is an island that is the largest in the Caribbean Sea. It belongs to the Caicos archipelago and is characterized by its white sandy beaches. It is also characterized by its natural splendor, which has made the island so popular among tourists.

The area of the island is 98 square kilometers. Tourist destination and fishing are the basis of the economy. Many tourists choose Providenciales not only because of the stunning sunsets and crystal clear coastal waters. Of particular interest are the humpback whales, which are found near the shores of the island from December to April.



Leeward Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Author - Jeff Milsteen.

Climatic features


Like the other islands of the Caribbean Sea, Providencialesu is also characterized by a sunny tropical climate. In the summer, the temperature does not exceed +33 degrees, and in the winter - does not fall below +18 degrees. Thus, vacationing on the island is possible throughout the year.

Brown Pelican resting, Princess Alexandra Land and Sea National Park, Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands. Author - Tim Sackton.

What is Providenciales famous for?


Those who enjoy fascinating excursions are sure to appreciate the way of life that has prevailed in the local settlements and villages for more than 100 years. To learn about the traditions and customs of the indigenous people, start at the village of Tiki Hat. Among the colorful buildings, ethnic restaurants and shops of artisans, you can learn more about the life of the indigenous people.

Richmond Hill is no less remarkable area. This area is famous for the ancient ruins of the haciendas. It is worth noting that during the colonial period, there were impressive plantations here. Today, the natural harmony of this picturesque area is undisturbed. Only the surviving fragments of numerous buildings remind of the past.

Scuba diving enthusiasts will definitely appreciate the underwater beauty of Hole Cave. Many mysterious stories are connected with it. That is why the cave attracts the attention of a huge number of inquisitive tourists. It is home to colorful fish. In addition, the cave is filled with unusual colored stones and beautiful shells.

Particular attention should be paid to the unusual Caicos Conch Farm, where the rare representatives of clams of the species Giant Strombus are grown. They are prized for their impressive size. Their shell size can be up to 35 cm. There are exciting excursions on the farm every day.

In the west of the island is a national park. Here, hikers can enjoy the beauty of the rainforest, which is home to many rare birds and plants. The national park is also famous for its salt lakes with healing water. Its territory covers several reefs. Therefore, exploring the underwater world will also bring a lot of positive emotions.

Long Bay is a very picturesque beach, but it is characterized by strong winds. It attracts fans of surfing from all over the world. On the beach is practically no entertainment facilities. The colorful corner of the coast is hard to reach, so it is rarely crowded.

One of the largest beaches in the world is considered Grace Bay. In addition to the fact that it is strikingly beautiful, its length is about 8 km. Along the coastline sprawled hotels and a large number of entertainment complexes. Azure-colored water, clean sand and numerous species of tropical plants create an indescribable splendor.

Starfish, Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands. Author - George Davis.

Entertainment on the island


Once on Providenciales, you can learn to surf. Those who prefer an elite vacation can rent a yacht to swim in the sea, admire the island from the water and do scuba diving. Golf is especially popular here. All equipped fields meet the current world standards.

As an entertainment, horseback riding is also offered. Horse lovers will have a lot of fun at the Provo Pony stables. The attentive and friendly staff will do their best to make the horseback riding experience truly unforgettable. The staff at the stables will help in choosing the best horse to suit the weight and even temperament of the tourist.

Adventure lovers should definitely visit Parrot Cay Reef. Sapodilla Bay Beach is quite popular among travelers. It will appeal to connoisseurs of natural splendor and supporters of beach activities. Vacationers can rent a boat or jet ski. Many visitors tend to visit the beach early in the morning or before sunset, when the turtles come out on the coast.

It is very difficult to describe in words the charm of Providenciales Island. But it is enough to visit it at least once to experience unforgettable emotions and to appreciate the beauty of this picturesque corner of our planet.

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VP5M Providenciales Island Turks and Caicos. Sunrise 09-24-2023 at 10:37 GMT sunset at 22:44 GMT