It goes without saying that you’ll want to bronze all day on the islands’ beautiful beaches, but don’t miss out on Turks and Caicos culture as well. The islands have a rich history, and you can get a good look into this on North and Middle Caicos where there are several abandoned plantations. Visitors can explore the ruins and learn about the islands' agricultural and colonial past.
Also on Middle Caicos, you’ll find Indian Cave, a mystical karst rock cave formed from a sinkhole with many openings and ‘skylights’ that are strung with tropical vines. It looks like something out of Indiana Jones! You might even spot giant blue land crabs or even, curiously, barn owls that have made this place home.
Every Thursday night in the Bight Park area of Providenciales, there is a Fish Fry event where locals and tourists come together to enjoy fresh seafood, live music, and local crafts. It's a fun and festive way to experience the local culture.
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Famous dishes that everyone comes to the Caribbean for can be enjoyed on the Turks and Caicos. Jamaican-inspired jerk chicken is also popular here and the chicken is marinated in a spicy blend of herbs and spices, then grilled or roasted. It’ll likely be served with the classic side dish, and staple of Caribbean cuisine, rice and peas. Black-eyed peas and rice are cooked together with spices and often served with fish or chicken.
For a sweet end to a meal, try a Caribbean classic: rum cake. This delicious dessert is made with rum-soaked cake, then topped with a buttery glaze.