Do you want to know one of the most paradisiacal destinations in the world? Well, as your wishes are orders for us, today we move to the Turks and Caicos Islands , where the best island on the planet is located, with the permission of our Canaries and Balearic Islands. We are referring to Providenciales, which this year ranks first in TripAdvisor’s ranking of the 10 best islands in the world.
If you want to know more about this beautiful place, do not miss anything that we tell you below. You will have no choice but to add Providenciales to your list of pending destinations.
Turks and Caicos Islands
Before focusing on Providenciales, we want to tell you a little about the Trucas and Caicos Islands, a place that, despite its immense beauty, is unknown to the vast majority of the population. Located in the Caribbean Sea, specifically to the north of the island of Hispaniola, they are a British Overseas Territory dependent on the United Kingdom that consists of 46 islands, although only 10 of them are inhabited.
The most populated island and the third in extension
Also known as Provo, Providenciales covers an area of 98 square kilometers and has around 24,000 inhabitants, making it the most populated island in the Turks and Caicos Islands, despite being the third largest. In addition, it is the most touristy of them all, so it is not surprising that it has an international airport with daily flights to the main destinations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
On this island belonging to the Caicos archipelago you will find a wide range of restaurants, hotels and, of course, activities. Of course, without a doubt, the best thing you can do in Providenciales is to enjoy its paradisiacal beaches with calm waters. And it is that thanks to the coral reefs, which act as a protective ring, the waves break before reaching the beach, so the waters are as calm as those of a natural pool.
The most famous beaches in Providenciales
Of all the Providenciales beaches, we want to highlight Grace Bay , which usually appears at the top of the rankings of the best beaches in the world. And the truth is that it is not surprising, since it is a beautiful white sand beach with a coral barrier that will delight lovers of diving and snorkelling . This is why the vast majority of resorts are concentrated in this area. We also have to tell you about Chalk Sound, a lagoon with turquoise waters that has several beaches and keys of immense beauty. It is in this place where you will find the most exclusive villas on the entire island.
Lots of activities
As we have already mentioned, in Providenciales you can do a lot of activities. And it is that although snorkeling and diving are the most recommended due to the richness of its waters, you can also navigate by kayak ; visit the secluded beaches scattered around the surrounding islands; play golf; enter caves; visit The Hole, a 25-meter hole with salt water at the bottom; visit Isla de las Iguanas, a natural reserve that fights for the conservation of this species; watch the sunset in any of the beautiful corners of the island …
Other interesting facts about Providenciales
As for the Providenciales climate, you should know that it is hot and dry, and the rains are quite scarce. On the other hand, thanks to its geographical location it does not run the risk of hurricanes. In addition, traveling to this place is not in danger of suffering from endemic diseases. Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more beautiful images of Providenciales. Are you going to miss it?