Most people know the Turks and Caicos Islands are a fantastic destination for couples. But what might be lesser known is that it is an equally amazing location for family getaways. Regardless of where you decide to stay on Providenciales, the island has plenty to offer families looking to get away from it all.
Getting to Turks and Caicos is easy…
Anyone who has ever traveled with children knows just how important it is for the journey to be low hassle. The good news is, no matter where you are in the world, the Turks and Caicos Islands are easy to get to. An abundance of new flights has made accessing this family destination a piece of cake. JetBlue and Southwest are both now flying into Providenciales in addition to American Airlines. Flights from Fort Lauderdale or Miami are just a quick 90 minutes and flights from New York are just a bit more than three hours. Flights on British Airways through Antigua are available when traveling from London.
Plenty of family activities…
Once you arrive, there are plenty of family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained. The beach is always a family favorite. Families can spend countless enjoyable hours on the pristine white sand while children safely play in the calm waters. Kids Town at Grace Bay Club is inspired by the natural environment of Turks and Caicos Islands, offering plenty of adventurous activities including kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing. Several different programs are offered based on your children’s ages, including an X-Treme Teen program.
Potcake Place K9 Rescue, located in Grace Bay, is a non-profit organization working to reduce the number of homeless Potcakes in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Potcake is the name given to the local island dogs. Potcake Place takes these dogs in from the streets and cares for them until they are old enough to be adopted by carefully screened families. To help socialize the pups, families can take the pups out for walks on the beach while on vacation. Vacationing families can also volunteer at the center or even apply to adopt one of the many adorable Potcake puppies.
When everyone has worked up an appetite, you can find an assortment of family friendly restaurants on Providenciales to satisfy even the pickiest eater. You can never go wrong with burgers and fries and Big Al’s Island Burger in Grace Bay has some of the best. Located in Turtle Cove, Sharkbite Bar & Grill offers a large menu, friendly service and a chance to catch a glimpse of the shark swimming through the marina while you dine. Pizza Pizza, as the name implies, serves up a wide array of custom pies that will always be a hit with your hungry crew. For dessert or an anytime snack, visit Turkberry in Grace Bay. They offer several daily flavors of frozen yogurt complete with your choice of toppings and specialty donuts iced and covered in candies or cookie crumbs.
Offering an expanding selection of affordable and luxury villas across Providenciales, Blue Heron Vacations is a locally owned and operated Turks and Caicos Vacation Rental Company. Our mission is to provide a unique Turks and Caicos vacation experience with uncompromised comfort, safety and flexibility.