While it’s safe to say that vacation rentals in Turks & Caicos Islands as a whole open up a world of wild wonders, Grace Bay is a 365 day-a-year feast for the senses. Each time of year may have its own unique perks and drawbacks, but no matter when you head out to Grace Bay or for how long, you’ll always find yourself feeling you barely scratched the surface by the time you head home. Of course, this just means you’ll have the perfect excuse to come back again…which you will…as Grace bay is the kind of place that’s guaranteed to steal just a little bit of your soul and transform the way you look at the real world forever.
As such, it’s often difficult to know what to do with your time if heading to Grace Bay for just a week or two – to say you’ll be spoilt for choice would be a rather glaring understatement. As such, it pays to listen to the hints, tips and insights of experienced insiders in order to prioritise what’s truly unmissable for this visit, along with what you’ll have to put on hold until next time.
And let’s be honest – there will be a next time!
Beach Horse Rides
For example, you simply will not want to return from your first visit to Grace Bay without indulging in a soul-stirring horseback ride on the beach. When it comes to romance there’s simply nothing on Earth that compares to a gentle stroll across the gleaming white sands on the back of a beautiful horse, with nothing but the gentle sound of the waves to be heard. It really is the kind of experience that’s guaranteed to change your life.
Watch the Glow Worms Put On a Show
If you can time your visit to coincide with a full moon, you’ll be granted access to one of the most spectacular shows on Earth. Once a month, the glow worms in the seas immediately off Grace Bay put on the most incredibly eerie light show the likes of which simply must be taken in by way of a dusk cruise. It’s like nothing else you’ll have ever seen or probably will in any other place on Earth.
West Caicos Diving
If you’d like to indulge in a spot of scuba diving where the real ‘big boys’ of the ocean like to hang out, you’ll find it right here. For those that would prefer to see things like eagle rays and sharks up close and personal as opposed to the usual clownfish and coral, there’s really no better place to head for these uniquely adrenaline-charged thrills.
Big Game Fishing
If you think you’ve tried your luck against the most elusive and powerful fish in the ocean, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Head out for a spot of fly fishing and see if you can outsmart and out-power the famed bonefish, which is reputed to be the strongest in the world.
It looks like the kind of thing that’s impossible to master as a newcomer, but you’d be surprised how much progress you’ll make after just a couple of lessons on the sandy beaches of Grace Bay. The thrill of kite surfing is something that just has to be experienced in order to be believed, though suffice to say makes one of the most amazing things you can spend your time doing if you experience a sudden downpour or a particularly windy day.
Jo Jo the Dolphin
Perhaps Grace Bay’s most famous resident of all, Jo Jo the dolphin can often be seen frolicking around in the shallow blue waters just off the beach and is one of the friendliest critters in the whole of the ocean. He’s quicker than you’d believe though, so be sure to get that camera ready!
Humpback Whale Watching
There’s really nothing that can compare to the experience of seeing an enormous pod of humpback whales passing through the waters on their annual migration. If you happen to be in Grace Bay during the peak season – December to March – there’s a good chance you’ll be able to see this spectacle in person by way of a gentle cruise right into the heart of the action.
Last but not least, Leeward Channel is the place to head if you want to find yourself not only totally isolated from the crowded resorts, but surrounded by a relaxing tropical paradise that really does give you the feeling that you’re a million miles from the real world.