Kitesurfing in Turks and Caicos

Kitesurfing in Turks and Caicos

I am very fortunate to have friends who live in Turks and Caicos. What would normally have been a very expensive holiday staying in a luxury Grace Bay hotel was made substantially cheaper with free accommodation. So I set off to go Kitesurfing in Turks and Caicos. Three weeks in September was a fairly high risk strategy as it is in the middle of the hurricane season. Luckily for me this meant that my flights were super cheap and there were practically no tourists! The weather was fantastic and the most days I either had Long Bay or Grace Bay all to myself!!!

Long Bay Providenciales

Long Bay is the main spot for kitesurfing in  Turks and Caicos and it is practically uninhabited! The water is very shallow for miles out to sea, making it ideal for beginners or people wanting to cruise or try out new tricks. On several occasions I kitesurfed over turtles which swim etremely fast when surprised!!!

Grace Bay Providenciales

Grace bay is frequently rated as one of the worlds best beaches. With miles of pristine white beaches and blue seas just like you see in magazines, stretching out to the reef in the distance.

Grace Bay - Turks and Caicos
Grace Bay – Turks and Caicos

Scuba Diving Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos have some of the clearest and best dive spots in the world. Expect to see lots of turtles, reef sharks, rays as well as beautiful coloured reefs and smaller fish. You don’t even need to go out on a trip to see some pretty spectacular marine life. One day drove up to the North West tip of the island and went snorkeling  about 100m offshore. Having seen an Eagle Ray and some huge lobsters I decided to go out a second time and had quite a shock! Whilst floating above some corals with a horseshoe shaped trench around them about 10ft deep a shark considerably larger than myself swam all the way around the horseshoe whilst having a staring competition with me! I wish I had a camera to film it and properly identify it, but I am pretty sure that it was a bull shark.

Scuba Diving - Turks and Caicos
Scuba Diving – Turks and Caicos
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