We have compiled a list of top Christmas activities in the Turks and Caicos Islands so you can create holiday memories against a backdrop of powdery soft sand and indescribably clear blue water.
Where are the Turks and Caicos Islands?
An archipelago of islands and cays nestled between the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands are an idyllic destination boasting average temperatures of 85° and 90°F (29°-32°C). Here island roots go deep; there is an unwavering pride in country and culture. With non-stop flights arriving daily to Providenciales we can guarantee that as your plane touches down, you’ll feel the warmth in the air and island spirit all around.
Celebrate the Season and Caicos Culture
Mark your festive season with a dip or dunk that goes way beyond the mug or cocktail glass. Immerse yourself in warm azure waters and paddle alongside colourful fish. Stroll barefoot along white powdery sand and enjoy a whole new version of a White Christmas! Santa might arrive in a beach shirt and sandals on the deck of a schooner, but his ho-ho-ho’s are just as merry.
The holiday season is marked with several events and festivals in the Turks and Caicos islands. Join with islanders for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Downtown Ball Park on Providenciales. And you won’t want to miss Maskanoo, an island tradition that occurs the day after Christmas. This spectacular event features authentic island arts and cuisine, live music and other entertainment, as well as a colourful lively street parade along Grace Bay between Regent Village and Salt Mills Plaza.
Sweet and Savoury Seasonal Eats
Providenciales restaurants offer flavours from around the world: Italian, Japanese, Indian, Greek, Mexican as well as North American fare. What culinary delights do you look forward to in the festive season? How about a Caicos favourite? Spicy Jerk Chicken is Christmas cooking with a kick! Satisfy that hankering for seasonal seafood cocktail with fresh island snapper, grouper, crab or local favourite, conch. Top it all off with an eggnog ice cream cone or a slice of delectable dark Caribbean Black Cake at Giggles Ice Cream and Candy Parlour.
Turks and Caicos Holiday Memories That Last
Time with family and friends goes to the heart of the festive season. How about a boating adventure where you can snorkel with friendly dolphins, explore the magnificent coral reefs, and enjoy long strolls on isolated stretches of white sand beaches. Local operators like Caicos Dream Tours are keen to show you the beauty of the islands with their Snorkel and Conch Cruise, Dream Day Getaway full day boating adventure, and customized half and full day boating excursions that put you right in the middle of all that postcard perfect beauty.
These top Christmas activities in the Turks and Caicos Islands bring you closer to our Caribbean culture while creating memories of your precious family time. Festive frolics amidst a winter wonderland of sea and sunshine await you when you spend Christmas in Turks and Caicos!