Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Providenciales

Providenciales is the primary tourist destination of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, which sits just north of Hispaniola. Its popularity is hardly surprising: this Caribbean island offers long stretches of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, perfect for extended snorkelling sessions. That's why so many upscale resorts and restaurants have come to line its shores, and a plethora of boutiques and galleries greet tourists that stroll around the main plazas: everything is in place for a welcoming and fun-filled stay.

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Grace Bay Beach

Regarded by some as one of the best beaches in the world, Grace Bay Beach is three miles long and features pristine-white sand together with seaweed- and pollution-free waters. If you're looking for more activities other than shoreline walks and admiring the nearby coral reefs, you can book a parasailing flight to enjoy a different viewing angle.
Adresse: Grace Bay, Providenciales

Leeward Beach

Even though it stretches to the east from Grace Bay Beach, Leeward Beach is less crowded than its neighbouring counterpart, allowing you to find the perfect spot for relaxing on its shoreline. Walking here grants you the opportunity to enjoy the view of the many local resorts, but also to visit the Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana sanctuary. Other activities include water sports like wakeboarding and kayaking.
Adresse: Leeward Settlement, Providenciales

Sapodilla Bay Beach

With its shallow and calm waters, Sapodilla Bay Beach makes for a fine destination for families with children. Nearby attractions include Chalk Sound and its rocky islands, as well as Sapodilla Bay Hill Rock Carvings, featuring inscriptions that date back to the 1700s.
Adresse: Chalk Sound Drive, Providenciales


Providenciales is filled with good snorkelling spots, but the best ones are arguably Bight Reef and Smith's Reef, both located in the central region of the island. You have good chances of spotting green turtles, southern brown stingrays and even nurse sharks. If you want to see nocturnal sea creatures like squid and octopus, you're free to do some night snorkelling (provided that you have the equipment for it).
Adresse: Coral Gardens Reef, Penn's Road, Providenciales

Wake To Wake Watersports Turks and Caicos

Wake To Wake is a boat tour company that will arrange trips catering to your needs, offering half day and full day excursions, the latter including a beach BBQ and snacks. You can also take part in a wide range of water sports, from subwing to wake surfing, as well as water skiing and tubing. With enough luck, even the local dolphins will join in on the fun.
Adresse: Blue Haven Resort, Leeward, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 242 9253

Deep Sea Fishing with M & J's Charters

If you feel up to some big game fishing, M & J's Charters will give you the opportunity to do just that. The trained crew will guide you towards the best spots to catch barracuda, mahi-mahi, snapper and even swordfish and white marlin. The tour includes sandwiches to carry you through the day, as well as a beach BBQ at the end.
Adresse: Grace Bay, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 331 0550
Åpningstider: Daily 24 hrs

Bike Tour with Caicos Cyclery

On top of selling bikes and offering repair services, Caicos Cyclery also gives you the opportunity to pedal through the main spots of the island. The "Java Cruise" is a short and relaxed ride that can be done during the morning or evening, the "North and Middle Caicos Bike Adventure" features island hopping between middle and North Caicos, while the Iron Man Road Bike Ride features a 42-mile long track that will put your endurance to the test.
Adresse: Saltmills Plaza, Grace Bay, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 7544
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–4pm

Horseback Riding with Provo Ponies

The oldest stable of the island, Provo Ponies offers both group and private horseback riding tours through Long Bay Beach. You'll be able to wade through the waters with the provided steed; trotting and cantering will be available, if conditions allow it, on the two rides that are scheduled every day.
Adresse: 32 Dolphin Lane, Long Bay, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 241 6350
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8.30am–12.30pm 2.30pm–6.30pm

Turks and Caicos National Museum

This museum is a smaller branch of the one located on the Grand Turk island, but plans are being made to expand its size, collection and exhibition spaces. It now hosts different anchors that belonged to centuries-old ships and a 1700s cannon, as well as a reproduction of a 1800s home and two examples of a Caicos Sloop, the signature vessel of the island.
Adresse: The Village, Grace Bay Development Office and Caicos Heritage House, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 9358
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 9am–1pm

Turk's Head Brewery Tour

Producing four different variations of the local Turk's Head Beer, this brewery offers tours detailing how their signature ale is made, finishing off with a tasting course where you'll be able to try them all out. The gift shop here sells not only bottles that you can bring home, but also articles like t-shirts and other souvenirs.
Adresse: 52 Universal Drive , Discovery Bay, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 3637
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 7am–5pm, Sat 7am–2pm

Coco Bistro

Coco Bistro is located in Grace Bay, inside the largest palm grove of Providenciales. The menu is largely based on local seafood: starters feature conch, lobster and salmon tartare, while the main courses include pepper crusted tuna, pesto rubbed Atlantic salmon and roasted mahi, but there are also lamb racks and beef tenderloin. Other than an ample selection of white and red wines, there are also cocktail specials and beers to pair with your meal.
Adresse: 10 Oak Road, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 946 5369
Åpningstider: Daily 5.30pm–10pm

Da Conch Shack

This restaurant doesn't just provide seafood-based dishes like conch chowder, lobster and locally caught fish, but it also has meat offerings like pork ribs and chicken breast, as well as vegetarian salads. Your meals will be accompanied by live music every Wednesday and Sunday, while DJs make their appearance on Fridays.
Adresse: Blue Hills Road, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 946 8877
Åpningstider: Daily, September: 11am–4pm. All other months: 11am–9pm

Hole In The Wall Restaurant

Whether you decide to order their popular curried goat meat, jerked chicken or red snapper, they will come with two different sides of your choice, such as white rice, mashed potatoes and coleslaw. Hole In The Wall is located near the airport, making it a fine place to grab a bite before leaving or after landing.
Adresse: Williams Plaza, Old Airport Road, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 4136
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–8pm

Le Bouchon Du Village

The menu chalked on their blackboard changes depending on the daily catch, but at Le Bouchon Du Village you can always find local seafood with a French twist. Some of the dishes that you can find here are steak au poivre, shrimp pasta and calamari a la plancha that can be enjoyed on their outdoor seats.
Adresse: Regent Street, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 244 1134
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 11am–3pm 5pm–Midnight

Chinson's Grill Shack

If you feel like sampling some typical Caribbean flavours, Chinson's Grill Shack can satisfy that craving. You can start your meal with traditional 'manish wata', goat chunks and beef tripe with vegetables, and then move on to shrimp skewers, grouper filet or stewed ox tail. They also have a side Chinese dinner menu.
Adresse: Leeward Highway, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 3533
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 8am–10pm

Omar's Beach Hut

Omar's Beach Hut is a restaurant facing the ocean, a view to be enjoyed from their covered patio that features bright blue wooden tables. They have many lobster-based options if the season allows for it, including salads, rolls and pasta, but you can also order conch fritters, jerked pork and chicken or coconut shrimp.
Adresse: Five Cays, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 231 6691
Åpningstider: Fri–Wed 11am–9pm, Thu 11am–6pm

Hideaway Grill and Chill

This restaurant provides options for breakfast, with muffins, croissant sandwiches and bagels available, or lunch, during which you'll be able to try some Jamaican specials like oxtail, chicken or pork jerk and snapper, all coupled with rice and peas or coleslaw. Outdoor seating is available, right beside the beach.
Adresse: Turtle Cove Landing, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 244 8046
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 7am–10pm, Sun 7am–4pm

Somewhere Cafe And Lounge

This restaurant is located in the Coral Gardens Resort, and specialises in Tex-Mex food available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be able to order nachos, fajitas and mixed BBQ plates with meat and seafood, all while listening to live music right beside Grace Bay Beach. Other than their Happy Hour taking place every day from from 4pm to 6pm, they also have daily discount events like Margarita Monday or Draft Friday.
Adresse: Penn's Road, Coral Gardens Resort, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 8260
Åpningstider: Daily 8.30am–11pm

Sweet T's

A nice option for those who are looking for eats below the hefty average restaurant bill, Sweet T's is hard to miss due to its bright pink and white-coloured front, and is located near Sapodilla Beach. You order fried chicken wings and chips by stating how much you want to spend, and you can also add their signature hot sauce batter as well as a cold drink.
Adresse: Downtown, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 343 3655
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–10pm

Turks Kebab

This restaurant focuses on Turkish and Greek cuisine, offering dishes such as pita wrap burgers with either meat or fish, and kebab plates with beef, lamb or chicken meat. There are also many options for vegetarians: salads, hummus and veggie pitas are all available here, to be enjoyed either indoor or in their patio lush with surrounding vegetation.
Adresse: 8 Alverna’s Craft Market, Dolphin Drive, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 431 9964
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 11.30am–9.30pm

The Patty Place

At The Patty Place you can choose between sweet or savoury treats. They have an ample selection of ice cream flavours and milk shakes, as well as banana split as an option, but they also serve vegetable and beef patties along with their signature meatballs with cheese.
Adresse: Grace Bay Road, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 339 9001
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 10am–8.30pm, Thu–Sat 10am–10pm, Sun 11am–10pm

Shay Café & Lounge

This café serves dishes for both breakfast and lunch that are made with organic & fair trade ingredients, just like their teas, coffees and espressos. Your hot drinks can be accompanied by sandwiches, omelettes and wraps. Ice creams are also available if you want to grab something sweet on the go.
Adresse: Le Vele Plaza, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 4959
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–3pm

Lemon 2 Go

This café may use selected shipped beans for its coffee, but the pastries here are made with exclusively local ingredients. You'll have many options for both breakfast and lunch, including both hot and iced drinks that go together with either salads, paninis or sandwiches. Outdoor seating is available, as well as free Wi-Fi.
Adresse: 101 Venture House, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 4069
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 7am–6pm, Sun 7am–1pm

Market Café & Convenient Store

Located inside the Blue Haven Resort, Market is a café that also acts as a small grocery store, and stocks a good amount of produce, wine, beer and cheese for your stay. If you decide to stop by, you'll be able to order a cup of coffee or espresso at their bar, which may then can be coupled with smoothies, pastries, crepes and sandwiches.
Adresse: Blue Haven Resort, Leeward, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 946 9900
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–8pm

Top O' The Cove Deli

This New York style café has options for breakfast and lunch hours, as well as takeaway for dinner. Their wraps can be stuffed with tuna, grilled chicken, hot roast beef or prosciutto, and they also have house specials such as their Jumbo Deli Bacon Cheeseburger and Philly steak with onions. Drink options include hot coffees and lattes but also cold juices, smoothies and beer.
Adresse: Suzy Turn, Leeward Highway, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 946 4694
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 7am–5pm, Sat 7am–3pm, Sun 7am–2pm

Danny Buoy's

Danny Buoy's is an Irish pub that is packed with events for every day of the week: karaoke nights are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30pm to 00.30am, you can enjoy country music every Friday starting from 8.30pm while DJs are hosted here on Saturdays, performing from 10pm to 2am. Their drink specials change daily, and their happy hour lasts from 5pm to 7pm every day.
Adresse: Grace Bay, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 946 5921
Åpningstider: Mon Tue 11am–2am, Wed 11am–1am, Thu–Sat 11am–2am, Sun 11am–Midnight

Coconut Grove

Coconut grove acts as both a restaurant and lounge bar, where you can couple small bites like shrimp rolls, conch finger food with fries and curry chicken with a drink of your choice. Open mic nights are held every Monday and Wednesday, and they host local DJs as well; special offers on beverages are available during these events.
Adresse: Five Cays Road, Olympic Plaza, 2005 Plaza, Downtown, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 7300
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–10pm

Sharkbite Bar & Grill

The Sharkbite Bar & Grill sits right beside the waters of Turtle Cove, a view that can be enjoyed from their outdoor seating area. You can order typical Caribbean seafood like grilled snapper, lobster and conch fritters to accompany you through their daily happy hour going from 5pm to 7pm. The local Bar Band plays live music every Friday, or – alternatively – you can enjoy sports on their televisions or pay a visit to their mini gambling parlour.
Adresse: Lower Bight Road, Turtle Cove Marina, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 5090
Åpningstider: Sat–Thu 11am–Midnight, Fri 11am–1am

Casablanca Casino

Whether you're an experienced gambler or a newcomer, at Casablanca Casino you'll be able to join local players for games of poker, blackjack and roulette. On their website you can find the rules applying to the six different games that they have, and you can also join their monthly events, like raffles and promotion parties.
Adresse: 226 Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 3737
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 4pm–4am, Sun 7pm–4am


This jewellery store fuses Dominican style with local materials. Larimar, water pearls and sea glass are all used to craft many of the articles that can be purchased here, including bracelets, necklaces and bracelets. They are further divided into collections, such as stamped pieces reporting the Grace Bay coordinates and seashells made with silver.
Adresse: 3 Caicos Cafe Plaza, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 332 2017
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm

Unicorn Bookstore

At Unicorn you'll find not only books, but also toys, gifts and magazines. It may be a small family-run business, but they take pride in the fact that they cater to every guest's needs: if you can't find what you're looking for, you can have it ordered for you (although you'll need to be staying between another 10 and 14 days to pick up your order).
Adresse: Graceway Plaza, Leeward Highway, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 347 4848
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–6pm

Saltmills Plaza

Saltmills Plaza comes with a wide selection of stores, art galleries and boutiques. You can find the jewellery store The Wellington Collection, The Blue Surf Shop for your water sports needs and Caicos Cyclery, offering tours as well as repair services for your bike. You can also have a meal at one of the restaurants located here, like Yoshi's Sushi.
Adresse: Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 344 5555
Åpningstider: 10am–6pm

Anna's Art Gallery

This boutique has a lot of different articles for sale, most handcrafted by local artists: house decor such as paintings and prints adorn its walls, but also souvenirs, gifts, jewellery and wooden sculptures can be found on the shelves. If you have found an item that would be hard to transport back home on your own, delivery can be arranged.
Adresse: Saltmills Plaza, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 8841
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–6pm

Graceway IGA

Graceway IGA is the biggest supermarket in the Turks and Caicos, making it a fine option if you want to have the widest selection of groceries for your shopping. Pre-made food platters are also available, and the bakery can make customised cakes if you happen to be celebrating a special occasion.
Adresse: 102 Leeward Highway, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 941 5000
Åpningstider: 7am–10pm

Alverna's Craft Market

Alverna is one of the oldest souvenir shops on the island, stocking items that are locally produced but also some imported from nearby Haiti. It is located in Dolphin Drive, and some of the articles that you can find here are souvenirs made of metal and painted, wood carvings and jewellery made of conch shells.
Adresse: Dolphin Drive, Providenciales

Passport / Visa

You must have a valid passport with you to enter Turks and Caicos. Upon arrival, you will need to fill out an immigration form. Moreover, the head of each family will also be required to complete a customs form (C105). If you are travelling with people that are not family-related, each one of them will have to fill out the form. Some countries are exempt from needing a visa in order to enter the Turks and Caicos islands. The updated list can be found at the following website: If the name of your country does not appear on that list, you will need a visa. However, if you have either a US Tourist or Resident Visa (including a H-1B work visa or green card), a UK Tourist or Resident Visa, or a Canadian Tourist or Resident Visa, you will not need a visa. For further information on how to obtain a visa, you can call the Ministry of Border Control and Labour of Turks and Caicos at +1 649 946 2801

Best Time To Visit

Even though weather in Providenciales is mild year-round, there are some factors to take into consideration when deciding on the period of your stay. The hurricane season lasts from June to September, and that's when some of the local establishments choose to close, but those who decide to stay open usually offer lower rates, especially on accommodation. Be sure to check the forecasts, and it it's a good idea to have your schedule and tickets allow for some degree of flexibility, just in case. The months going from December to April feature the highest prices and the largest amount of visitors, marking the start of the dry season. April and May on the other hand have the lowest amount of visitors with not particularly high chances of rainfall, if you want to pick a sweet spot between the high and low seasons.

Providenciales International Airport (PLS)

The Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is the only airport on the island featuring flights by international companies, mainly coming from North America but also from the United Kingdom, Canada, Cuba, Bahamas and Jamaica. There will be immigration and customs landing cards to fill out after your landing, then you'll be able to rent a car or take a taxi to get to your accommodation location. The airport also offers flights to the other islands in the archipelago. There is no cruise port on Providenciales. Cruise ships enter Turks and Caicos via Grand Turk, and you will need to take a flight to reach Provo from there (no ferry service available as of late 2019).

Public Transport

Providenciales does not have any organised public transportation service. Beware of the illegal 'jitney' taxis that have taken this role, as they usually charge steep prices and do not drive safely. If you want to travel around Providenciales, car rentals and taxis are much better options.


Most taxis in Providenciales are metered and there's a fixed rate for distances, but it is advised to always to ask the full cost of your trip before departure. The Sea Breeze Taxi and Tours company offers, other than their regular cab service, airport drop-offs and pick-ups, sightseeing tours and nightlife excursions, as well as Wi-Fi during the entire trip.
Adresse: Grace Bay, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 245 9651
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–1am


Most pharmacies tend to open at around 9am, with closing time varying between 7pm to 8pm, and they tend not to be open on Sundays. Flamingo Pharmacy 102 Leeward Highway, Providenciales +1 649 941 4527 Island Pharmacy Windward Road, Five Cays Settlements, Providenciales +1 649 946 4150


The Providenciales Post Office is located near the airport, in the Downtown, while another mailbox can be found in the Regent Village car park in Grace Bay. Stamps can be purchased from many gift shops found commonly in the Grace Bay area, as well as at the Post Office itself.
Adresse: Airport Road, Downtown, Providenciales
Telefon: +1 649 946 4676
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 8am–4.30pm, Fri 8am–4pm


Country Code: +1 649


The standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. AC power sockets are of type A (2 pins) and B (3 pins).