Grace Bay-  The ‘Number 1 Beach in the World’

Grace Bay- The ‘Number 1 Beach in the World’

Grace Bay

Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Grace Bay is perhaps the most famous beach in the Caribbean.
As Conde Nast Traveler says, it is ‘Frequently voted the best beach in the world; it is an absolute peach: perfect white sands, crystal-clear water and not a rock or bit of seaweed to be seen. It’s kept this pristine by a barrier reef a mile out, which ensures that the waters are beautifully calm, making it perfect for family swimming.’
In 2022, TripAdvisor users voted Grace Bay as the ‘Number 1 Beach in the World.’
Located on the main island of Providenciales, the 3-mile-long beach is only a 20-minute drive from the international airport that has direct flights from London, New York, Toronto, and many other US and Canadian cities.

Restaurants in Grace Bay

Lonely Planet says that the Turks and Caicos Islands boast ‘a sophisticated chef-driven food scene’ and Grace Bay has some of the best dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean.
Here are 3 of our favorite places in or very close to Grace Bay:

Enjoy a fantastic fine dining experience at Seven with excellent wine pairings and great service at this luxury resort right on Grace Bay. Fish and steaks are always a good choice. but vegan options like Tofu a la Plancha with curried cauliflower and pineapple chutney hit the spot.

The Deck is a casual place for sundowners, sunsets, and ceviche right on the beach.

Grace’s Cottage Restaurant is a dinner-only restaurant with top quality food and service perfect for a romantic dinner for two.


Water Sports in Turks and Caicos

Water Sports in Turks and Caicos

Water sports in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is a water sports paradise. With the third largest coral reef in the world, flat blue expanses of Caribbean sea, and one of the top places for kiteboarding, the islands have a wealth of fun and exhilarating water activities for all.

Here are the Top 6 water sports activities in the Turks and Caicos Islands.


Boat Charter/ Island Hopping

Turks and Caicos consist of 40 islands and cays, most of which are uninhabited. Find your own fantasy island with a private luxury half day boat charter. Speed past semi-submerged shipwrecks, snorkel in crystal clear Caribbean water and enjoy an island beach BBQ with Poseidon Luxury snorkel island hopping.

Poseidon island hopping boat trip

e Foiling

It’s been described as the closest thing to flying and the most fun you can have standing up! e Foiling is a surfboard powered by a below-water electric fin that speeds you along the top of the water. This exciting new water sport has arrived in Turks and Caicos with @flytci.

Diving and Snorkeling

The Turks and Caicos Barrier Reef are one of the largest reef systems in the world, with plenty of exciting diving options in crystal clear waters.  Snorkeling is good right from the beach at Providenciales. The Bight Reef and Smith’s Reef are the two main snorkeling sites accessible from the beach. The Bight Reef is easy to access but more difficult to find; Smith’s Reef offers much more to see.


Kiteboarding/ kitesurfing

National Geographic named Long Bay beach in Providenciales as one of ’13 of the World’s Greatest Kiteboarding Spots.’ Beginners and experts will have a great day out with Big Blue Kite TCI


This exciting sport is similar to waterskiing and the flat vast open seas around Turks and Caicos are ideal for beginners. Keep your eyes out for friendly dolphin outriders.

Whale watching

Humpback whales are annual visitors to the waters of Turks and Caicos. Early January and the first week of April is your best time to see them. You can often take a boat trip and even swim safely with humpback whales.

swimming with whales Turks and Caicos