The Turks and Caicos Islands are considered the hidden gems of the Caribbean. They’re just 90 minutes away from Miami and around a 3-hour flight away from New York, which makes them an ideal holiday destination for a short vacation.

There are over 230 miles of beautiful beaches surrounded by crystal blue waters, and you can stay in a beautiful Providenciales villa during the trip. Turks and Caicos remain sunny throughout the year, so you can visit them at any time. Here are some unique holiday ideas if you want to visit these islands or surrounding areas.

  1. Snorkel

There’s something magical about exploring the underwater world. Everything seems no alien and different, especially if you explore clear waters near a reef. You can see different kinds of marine flora and fauna while collecting memories that will last a lifetime. The Bight Reef at the Turks and Caicos Islands is a great spot to explore if you want to see underwater sites.

There’s a wide variety of fish, magnificent reefs, and other wildlife. Bight Reef is suitable for all kinds of snorkelers because it is 3 feet to 16 feet deep. Children and inexperienced snorkelers can remain in shallow areas, and more experienced ones can explore deeper areas.

  1. Visit the Iguanas

Rock iguanas are an endangered species because of diminishing habitat. Turks and Caicos are trying to preserve its native population by protecting their home. Little Water Cay is just a short distance away from any Providenciales villa, and you can take a look at the protected iguana habitats. You can visit the area on a kayak or a paddleboard, explore nearby mangroves, look out for sea turtles, and spot an occasional baby shark. This is a unique and memorable experience that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

  1. Enjoy Some Golf

If you’re tired of exploring nature or lounging on beaches, try some golf. The Provo Golf Club is the only 18-hole course in the area. It offers a combination of excellent customized service along with great views of the islands in general. This 20-year old course offers something for everyone, regardless of their skill level. If you’re lucky, you might spot a few bright pink flamingos moving among beautiful indigenous plants.

  1. Horseback Riding Across the Beach

There are many ways to explore beaches, but few things are as thrilling as exploring them on horseback. This activity can be a great deal of fun whether you can ride a horse like a pro or have never sat on one before. The horses are comfortable on sandy beaches and will freely trot along the coast. They’re also not afraid to venture into the water, which is a unique experience. Horseback riding provides a different perspective of the beach and surrounding areas.

  1. Visiting the Museum

The Turks and Caicos Islands have many sites of historical and cultural significance. If you’re a history buff, there’s no shortage of places to explore. The Turks and Caicos National Museum is one such location. It is a small establishment, but it has several exhibits showcasing the region’s unique history. You can get information about local shipwrecks, former slaves, and even explore the library.

There’s a lot to do at the Turks and Caicos Islands, so don’t limit your trip to beaches and fancy resorts. Set some time aside to explore the culture and interact with the local people. You can rest in a beautiful Providenciales villa offered by White Villas while you’re not exploring.  The settings lend themselves beautifully to leisure while you are in the Turks and Caicos.