Providenciales is the most populated island of the Turks and Caicos Islands, an island nation in the larger Antilles that lies north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. With its own international airport which at time of writing received direct flights from New York, Miami and Atlanta, Providenciales is also the island in this country whose tourist numbers are largest and tourist infrastructure most developed.
Providenciales is one of those tropical islands that pretty much does one thing only and does it to absolute perfection: resorts and beaches, the latter of which are seen as some of the best in the world. Just look at Grace Bay with its soft bright white sand and shallow turquoise waters. Or if you make a bit more effort than just picking the first beach that meets the eye when you walk out of your 5 star resort, you will find that for instance Leeward Beach (the extension to the north east of Grace Bay Beach) is more quiet, and there are a dozen or so other beach areas around the island to check out.
Besides beaches, there are some natural reserves to explore, but mostly your days here will look something like: wake up, beach, water sports, a game of golf, beach, eat, drink, sleep. Rinse and repeat. If that is your idea of a perfect getaway (for us it is), you need to make your way here. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Providenciales is a region in Turks and Caicos Islands. It is situated at an altitude of 23ft and the best airport to fly into is PLS (International, Providenciales)
- The currency used in Turks and Caicos Islands is the US dollar (USD)
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