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Making the Best of Your Vacation in Turks and Caicos with Kids

Planning to travel to Turks and Caicos with kids, but you’re worried the islands might not be the wisest choice for a family vacation? Maybe you think they don’t offer a safe enough environment for nature exploration or enough fun activities for your little ones. Don’t worry, the archipelago makes for an ideal travel destination for your entire family, including youngsters. Turks and Caicos can be, in many ways, like a massive, exotic playground for your kids.

Is it safe?

We get it. As a parent, your children’s safety is your number one concern. Thankfully, in Turks and Caicos you can let your kids roam free and explore the natural wildlife, serene beaches, calm waters and more, under your supervision, of course.

There are no poisonous animals, insects or plants, except for a few species of trees that can cause rashes if touched. For the most part, the islands offer an excellent opportunity for kids to come into contact with nature, discover marine life and have lots of fun doing it.

Is it fun?

Yes, vacationing with your kids in Turks and Caicos can be very enjoyable, for adults and youngsters alike! Depending on individual preferences, there are many island activities available for kids, from water sports and cruises to beach horse and pony riding.

Things to do in Turks and Caicos with kids:

  • Exploring ocean life through water sports

Water sports in Turks and Caicos are by no means reserved only for adults. Children can safely engage in water activities as well, and they’re actually encouraged to do so. Picking up a new water sport and learning all the tips, tricks and safety procedures from a young age will help them become confident and eager to learn more in the years to come.

Kids can try snorkeling, swimming, sailing and more under adult supervision and have endless hours of fun exploring the vast ocean life. The Provo Swim School in Providenciales offers guidance and specialized training for children of all ages, but also for adults. So, if you’ve never quite mastered the art of swimming, you can now learn to do it alongside your kids on a tropical vacation in Turks and Caicos.

  • Going on boat cruises

With so many options at your disposal, you and your kids can always hop on a boat for a cruise around the islands. Besides gorgeous coastal views and access to secluded locations across the archipelago, boat excursions offer a ton of opportunities for entertainment for kids, like water slides and wake tube riding.

AquaDivina Boat Cruise
  • Riding horses and ponies on the beach
Your little ones (ages 7 and up) can discover the joy of riding small, gentle horses and ponies on the beaches of Turks and Caicos. Experienced instructors from the local horseback riding stable Provo Ponies provide experienced guidance and carefully match trained animals with each rider’s skill level for a perfectly safe and fun experience.
  • Making friends with animals
If your kids love animals, a vacation to Turks and Caicos might just be a memory they will cherish for years to come. You can take your little ones to Potcake Place, a dog rescue shelter located in Grace Bay where they can spend quality time walking and playing with cute puppies. Your kids might also enjoy seeing majestic rock iguanas in their natural habitat on Half Moon Bay or swimming with stingrays at Gibbs Bay.
AquaDivina Iguana
  • Enjoying the islands’ many sandy playgrounds
Most often, the simplest and purest form of child play on a tropical vacation happens on the beach. Luckily, Turks and Caicos boasts a large range of beautiful, tranquil beaches that can serve as huge sandy playgrounds for your youngsters. Taylor Bay, Sapodilla Bay and Turtle Tail Beach are just a few of the many beaches with calm, shallow waters and fine sand where you can relax while your kids have fun building sandcastles and playing in the water all day long.
Who says vacations with kids can’t be both fun and relaxing? Turks and Caicos is a great tropical destination for family-friendly activities, so you don’t have to worry that your youngsters will get bored or ever run out of fun things to do and learn while on vacation.
In Turks and Caicos, fun and relaxation go hand in hand. And there’s no better way to experience that than by staying at the Aqua Divina luxury resort. Book a studio or villa for your entire family and take the first step towards the perfect island retreat in Turks and Caicos with your kids!