Turks & Caicos is the poster child of pristine beaches - soft fine white sand with sparkling turquoise water. These are definitely the most picturesque beaches we have ever seen during our travels. There are many beaches all around the island so you will rarely find any of them crowded.
view from our villa balcony
Island Vibes Snorkel Tour is a great snorkeling tour, but the highlight of the trip was actually the visit to an uninhabited island, Water Cay. We have seen a lot of beaches on different trips but none could compare to the long stretch of pristine beaches on this island such as the spectacular Half Moon Bay. It felt like our private paradise as we were completely immersed in the picture-perfect setting of white sand, turquoise water, and blue sky. We did not come across another living soul on the island except a couple of dragonflies.
Taylor Bay Beach was recommended to us by a friend. It’s considered a secret beach because the entrance is rather hidden. When you get on Ocean Point Drive, look for Ocean Point sign and you will see, right in front of this sign, a small gravel path that leads to this hidden paradise. Finding the entrance was not easy but it was well worth the effort. The crystal clear water was calm and shallow for a long way out so a good swimming spot for families with young kids.
Bring an umbrella if you can because there is very little shade at this beach.
Da Conch Shack was so good that we went there for lunch two days in a row. Its large outdoor dining area right on beach has a cool and relaxing island vibe. The freshly made seafood dishes are simple yet very tasty. Given its name, conch dishes are of course the most popular ones. You can also tell its popularity from the large ocean bed of emptied conch shells in front of the restaurant.
Located on the far west coast of Providenciales, Malcolm Road's Beach is probably the best spot to watch the sunset on the island. We were not disappointed with a view like this. Another good option in the area is to go for sunset cocktails at the beautiful Amanyara resort nearby.
seashell mirror adds a touch of island vibe
a cute breakfast spot near hotel
a 'thief' eyeing our breakfast
Babalua Beach is so not well-known that we struggled to find information online. It was recommended by the resort staff as the closest beach to spend our last morning there as we didn't have much time to venture far. At 9am in the morning, we were the only ones on the beach enjoying this beautiful and serene surrounding. Thus we concluded that there are really no bad beaches in Turks & Caicos.
beach front view
soft 'sinking' sand