Arts Adventures in Turks & Caicos

from the Artsology series The Arts Adventurer

The trip to Turks and Caicos was purely a vacation – a spring break trip in April to go someplace warm and have the opportunity to go snorkeling and scuba diving. We flew from Newark Airport to Providenciales International Airport, on the island of Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. "Turks and Caicos" in its entirety includes a total of 40 islands, so there's plenty there to explore, but with our limited time, we spent our 4 days all on Providenciales (usually referred to as "Provo" by the locals and many tourists). In our short stay, we didn't discover much in the way of art, but the "adventure" aspect of the trip was fulfilled with the scuba diving, which included sightings of turtles, rays, and even sharks!

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Pictured below: metal sculpture on a security gate and on the edge of a roof deck at a private residence on Providenciales.

arts adventure destination Turks and Caicos

We stayed at a two-unit home named Turtle Oasis in a residential neighborhood about a 5 minute drive away from Grace Bay Beach and all of the tourist activity. The location of our vacation rental overlooked Turtle Lake, and included a deck and an outdoor pool which provided a fantastic view of the sunset each night. It provided a great base location to easily reach any destination on the island, yet gave us a quiet, peaceful place to relax at the end of each day.

Below are a selection of my arts adventures in Turks & Caicos; make sure to check back again, as I'm in still in the process of adding more.

Scuba Diving with Sharks in Turks & Caicos

encountering a shark while scuba diving in Turks and Caicos

Scuba diving with sharks near "The Magic Mushroom" off the coast of West Caicos. Read more ...

Scuba Diving near Northwest Provo

scuba diving next to a giant barrel sponge off northwest Provo

Diving the Black Coral Forest off northwest Provo. Read more ...

Pirates in Turks & Caicos

pirate sculptures at Ports of Call Plaza on Provo

Some history on real pirates (and a look at pirate sculptures) in Turks and Caicos. Read more ...

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