The Turks and Caicos have a well earned reputation as an island group that really encourages its visitors to kick back and relax. Most people’s reaction to the endless white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and swaying palm trees, is to order a rum punch or Turk’s Head Beer and just sit back and take in the view.
What people don’t expect so much in Turks and Caicos, is an adrenalin fuelled, high-octane holiday that sets their pulses racing. Really? Here, in the lazy, laid back cays?
Yes! For those on the hunt for peace and quiet, Turks and Caicos delivers 100 per cent. But for those hunting adventure and action – it also has that in very generous quantities. If you’re looking for a vacation in paradise with maximum fun levels, look no further…
Fast and Furious Fishing
Top of the list for activities that really pack in maximum fun and excitement are boat charters in the Turks & Caicos Islands. What could be better than heading out on a fully equipped and modern boat with experienced crew, to find adventure, fun and maybe some fish? With boat charters in the Turks & Caicos Islands you can try a variety of fishing trips depending on what you want to do. Choose from deep sea fishing where you can track down the giants of the sea like yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and marlin. Alternatively, you could wrestle with some of the feisty fish that prowl the area were the reef meets the deep water in a day of Sports Fishing. Here you’ll find species such as sailfish and barracuda to test your skills. Sports Fishing days out are often fast and furious and are perfect for family groups and those with less experience with rods and reels.
Other types of fishing sport on offer include reef (bottom) fishing where you can get up close and see the inner reefs and coral heads alive with fish and marine wildlife. You can also try out flats fishing where you can head out into the shallows by boat (on your own if you like) and see if you can spot some of the massive shoals of bonefish that patrol the turquoise waters.
Why not fulfil your dreams of riding a horse along a deserted stretch of sandy beach? You’ll find riding stables on the main island of Providenciales that will take you on treks along the beach, the horses will take you into the calm shallow waters too so you can cool down. Turks & Caicos ponies love the water just as much as anyone, and wandering into the sea up to their bellies is totally natural to them. Secluded treks along beaches can be arranged on most of the islands in the group – more experienced riders are able to canter their steeds along the sands for maximum excitement.
Other Fun Packed Diversions
Apart from fishing which is very popular in TCI, there are other sports that take place either in or near the sea. Take your pick from scuba diving and snorkelling which let you appreciate the full range of wildlife and natural wonders on offer. Humpback whales, bottle nose dolphins, hawksbill turtles and a rainbow selection of tropical fish could all be swimming past. The forty islands and cays of Turks and Caicos are largely reef based and teeming with a rich marine population. Geographically, the islands are at a point where the shallow reef waters meet with the deeper ocean and this unique situation attracts sea life from far and wide. Whatever you do, don’t forget your waterproof camera, because the chances are you will be seeing some pretty exciting underwater creatures.
Kite boarding, stand up paddle boarding, wind surfing, kayaking, para-sailing and jet skiing are all up for grabs on TCI – there’s no shortage of exciting activities that guarantee an experience that is both memorable and invigorating.
Of course, there will be times on holiday in TCI, that relaxing with a glass of Bambarra Rum or an iced punch will become unavoidable. So too, will the delicious local delicacy of fresh conch – a native shellfish that gets transformed into a mouthwatering array of fritters, stews, ceviche style dishes and more. Why not make a reservation at Da Conch Shack, the popular beach-front bar and restaurant on Provo for an evening of great food, good music and friendly company?
Maximum fun and action awaits adventure seekers heading for Turks and Caicos Islands. Bring along lots of energy and attitude and you won’t be disappointed by the wide range of challenges on offer. Taking it easy or living on the edge – which ever you choose, TCI can provide…