Destination: Turks and Caicos

arts adventure destination Turks and Caicos

The trip to Turks and Caicos was purely a vacation – a spring break trip in April to go someplace warm and have the opportunity to go snorkeling and scuba diving. We flew from Newark Airport to Providenciales International Airport, on the island of Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. “Turks and Caicos” in its entirety includes a total of 40 islands, so there’s plenty there to explore, but with our limited time, we spent our 4 days all on Providenciales (usually referred to as “Provo” by the locals and many tourists). In our short stay, we didn’t discover much in the way of art, but the “adventure” aspect of the trip was fulfilled with the scuba diving, which included sightings of turtles, rays, and even sharks!

We stayed at a two-unit home named Turtle Oasis in a residential neighborhood about a 5 minute drive away from Grace Bay Beach and all of the tourist activity. The location of our vacation rental overlooked Turtle Lake, and included a deck and an outdoor pool which provided a fantastic view of the sunset each night. It provided a great base location to easily reach any destination on the island, yet gave us a quiet, peaceful place to relax at the end of each day.

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Diving The Gully off Provo in Turks and Caicos

Diving The Gully at West Caicos

Our dive charter took us out to an area known as “The Gully,” off of the island of West Caicos.

encountering a shark while scuba diving in Turks and Caicos

Encountering a shark while diving near West Caicos

I’m relatively new to scuba diving, as I was certified a few years ago and have dived a total of

scuba diving next to a giant barrel sponge off northwest Provo

Diving the Black Coral Forest off northwest Provo

Our dive today was on a charter that took us out to the northwest side of Providenciales (also known as

pirate sculptures at Ports of Call Plaza on Provo

Pirates of the Turks and Caicos Islands

The shopping area at Ports of Call Plaza near Grace Bay Beach had several life-sized pirate sculptures and signs with