Best Grace Bay Beach Snorkeling

The 15th most popular snorkel dive spot in Turks And Caicos.

  Providenciales Island, Turks And Caicos


  April 16, 2017

On the north shore of Providenciales Island, the snorkeling in Grace Bay is very popular with tourists. While it is very popular, it is not really known for viewing coral or marine life since it is mainly sand flats. Actually, the lifeless sand flats extend all the way out to the barrier reef. The barrier reef is quite far offshore, especially compared to the Bight Reef and Smiths Reef snorkeling dive sites, so it will be best to use a north-shore based snorkel tour company. While in Grace Bay, keep you’re eye out for one of the three resident dolphins which includes a male and female adult plus one child (JoJo, Flojo and Mojo).

While snorkeling Grace Bay, you can access it from one of nine public access points. The western end of Grace Bay tends to have slightly better snorkeling than the other parts of the bay.

To reach the snorkeling on Turks and Caicos by air, fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS) located in the middle of the island. The airport is served by American Airlines, Delta and United from Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston and Miami. There are also inter-island flights on Caicos Express Airways and interCaribbean to Nassau, Jamaica, Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Overall, Grace Bay Beach is the 15th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 32 snorkeling dives in Turks And Caicos. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Grace Bay Beach including Smiths Reef, Bight Reef, Northwest Point, Davy Bight Beach, Babalua Beach and Sapodilla Bay Beach.

Local Contacts:  Island Vibe Tours (649) 231-8423; Turks And Caicos Tourist Board (649) 946-2321; Caicos Adventures (649) 941-3346

Best Season:  Nov. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Turtle Cove Inn, Turtle Cove (649) 946-4203; Caribbean Paradise Hotel, Grace Bay (649) 946-5020

Luxury Loding:  Coral Gardens, Provo (561) 244-8780 or (604) 269-0033; Parrot Cay (649) 946-7788

Breakfast Restaurant:  Somewhere Cafe, The Bight; Bay Bistro, Grace Bay

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  21.79878, -72.176483

Date Published:  9/14/2016

Date Updated:  4/16/2017

ID:  24980

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