Grace Bay Beach
The Location: This 12-mile crescent-shaped beach lines Grace Bay on the north shore of the island of Providenciales, part of Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean.
The Activity: Snorkeling
Just offshore from Grace Bay Beach lies the third largest coral system in the world, with an abundance of protected pockets packed with pinnacles, canyons, and a 6,000-foot wall drop. Expect to see schools of tropical fish, turtles, stingrays, sharks, and even whales (the island is close to a common migration route for the humpback whale). You’ll also see other tourists — Grace Bay Beach’s warm, turquoise water and powdery white sand make it a popular destination, albeit less crowded than the rest of the Caribbean. If you need a break from the action at the beach, it’s easy to find solitude — charter a boat to one of the island’s many uninhabited cays and set up your own private snorkeling basecamp.
What Else to Do: There’s no shortage of things to do at Grace Bay Beach. High-end resorts like Gansevoort Turks + Caicos offer activities for guests including kayaking, sailing on Hobie cats, playing beach volleyball, and stand-up paddleboarding. Kiteboarding, parasailing, and horseback riding are also available on the beach, as well as fishing (bone, reef, and deep sea).
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