When we’re surrounded by the cold, rainy and grey depths of winter, it’s little wonder that our minds begin to wander to our next summer holiday, where we’ll be sunning ourselves on white sandy beaches and taking a dip in warm, azure seas.
And, where better to enjoy your next trip away than in the Caribbean? Promising not only fantastic weather, but also lots of things to see and do for all ages, this popular holiday destination is perfect for those looking for a bit of rest and relaxation.
However, with popularity, unfortunately, comes crowds, and many islands in the region have become tourist hotspots, with the Dominican Republic alone drawing over six million tourists annually.
Luckily, if you’re looking for a less crowded holiday experience, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands is the perfect choice and there’s something for everyone in this slice of paradise. With that in mind, we’ve found three great reasons to visit Providenciales in 2018, aside from the great Caribbean weather!
Providenciales is home to lots of fantastic culture and also offers a great base from which to explore the culture of the many other islands in Turks and Caicos.
On the island itself, you can find lots of great attractions detailing the history and heritage of these islands.
Cheshire Hall Plantation is the best preserved colonial-era ruin on Providenciales and is arguably the most important cultural site on the island, dating from the late 1700s. It details the history of slavery, the role of the American Revolution in the development of the island and more, and is great for history buffs.
Turks and Caicos is also home to a fantastic array of accommodation, with options to suit every taste and budget.
For those looking for pure relaxation and a bit of luxury, then adults-only, all-inclusive resorts like Beach House are the perfect choice. With dedicated pamper pods, exclusive beaches and access to blissful spas, these resorts allow you to holiday in style.
If you’re looking for more budget accommodation or a family friendly choice, resorts like Alexandra and Blue Haven offer a good value and high quality stay, or you can opt to live like a local using Airbnb.
Finally, one of the best parts about holidaying in the Caribbean is the delicious food on offer across the region, and Turks and Caicos is certainly no different.
Da Conch Shack, the Thursday Fish Fry and various roadside barbecues are some of the best ways to experience the local cuisine, including fantastic curries and freshly caught seafood at bargain prices.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more upmarket but equally delicious, then restaurants like Coco Bistro really hit the spot.
So, we hope this has convinced you to give Providenciales a try for your next holiday in the Caribbean!