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ON PROVIDENCIALES BY LAND, SEA OR AIR Potcake Place Puppies A high number of homeless dogs led to the launch of a res-cue centre in The Saltmills. You can take a puppy to the beach for a walk. TCI Safari Tours The ‘Land Tour’ includes visiting hotspots such as Pelican Beach, Long Bay, The Hole, Blue Mountain, Da Conch Shack Restaurant and Sapodilla Bay. Mountain Bike Safaris A relaxing nature biking experience. Observe pink flamingoes feeding in the marsh as you cycle and enjoy the outdoors. Vespa Scooter Tours Scooters are a fun way to explore the island in these sunny climes. Tours and rentals available. lessons at the Provo Golf Club. Volleyball This classic beach sport is a great way to catch some rays while catching some exercise. Volleyball nets are set up spo-radically along the Grace Bay strip. Bocce ball Bocce ball have courts scattered around the island in various resorts. Ask your concierge for information on locations. Hiking Tours A hiking tour is a great way to enjoy TCI’s beautiful nature trails. Segways A fleet of 20 Segways are available to rent from Grace Bay Car Rentals. Spas Spas offer a vast array of treatments and regimes to help you unwind. Call to enquire. Fitness From gyms, cross fit, boxing, basket-ball and soccer, to pilates and yoga, you name it, the island’s got it. Casinos Everything a casino-inclined heart could want: Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Caribbean progres-sive poker, Texas Hold’em and slot machines. the chance to enjoy the sunset, before watching this natural spectacle come to life 15 minutes later. HERITAGE Regent Village, Le Vele Plaza and TCI Culture & Craft Market. Providenciales National Museum A quaint, centrally located museum in Grace Bay Village. Caicos Heritage House A nod to island tradition, Caicos Heritage House is next door to the museum. The architecture depicts a typical Caicos dwelling, aimed at shed-ding light on the very roots that grounded today’s island culture. Cheshire Hall Loyalist Plantation The ruins of this 18th century planta-tion are well maintained by the National Trust, with landscaped paths. The site is open from Monday to Friday with guided tours available. CULTURE FOOD, DRINK & MUSIC Fish Fry Merging local food, Junkanoo danc-ing, rum-filled coconuts, Caribbean music and local craft artisans into one tropical whole, the week-ly Fish Fry brings Caribbean culture to the Bight Park every Thursday evening. Turk’s Head Brewery All hail hops! The brewery for the country’s native beer is now equipped with a tasting room. Beer tastings and brewery tours are available weekdays, three times daily. Taste Of TCI Food Tour Taste of TCI handpicks the best in native food and packs it into a three hour tasting tour. Side dishes include a bit of history and culture from knowledgeable guides. ATV / Buggy Adventures An outback adventure exploring Provo’s off-road terrain including the beautiful Pirate’s Cove. Discovery Tour to North & Middle Caicos Your day includes a TCI Ferry Boat ride and a guide to the main attrac-tions such as the Conch Bar Caves on Middle, Cottage Pond and Wades Green Plantation on North. Cycling Bikes are available at bicycle rental companies and we have a bicycle club. Many resorts offer bicycles for use by their guests. Please ride with caution. Squash Graceway Sports Centre houses the only squash courts on the island. Courts come equipped with air-ride wood flooring, air condi-tioning and are excellently maintained. Tennis There are multiple tennis courts dot-ted around the island set in tropical and tranquil locations. Located at most resorts, some villas, courts and NATURE Caicos Conch Farm Caicos Conch Farm is the only com-mercial conch farm in the world, cul-tivating thousands of Caribbean Queen Conch every year. Tours avail-able. The on-site shop sells queen conch shells. Bird Watching Herons, hummingbirds, pelicans, bananaquits; the bird watching here is fantastic. Head to Northwest Point National Park for coastal bird watch-ing, West Harbour Bluff for white tailed tropic birds, and Frenchman's Creek coastline for birds from egrets to ospreys. Iguana Island Officially known as Little Water Cay, Iguana Island lies just 400 metres from Providenciales, and is prime isolated habitat for indigenous rock iguanas. Glow-worm Tours Three to six nights after the full moon, the stunning bioluminescent glow-worms bring flashes of light to the water’s surface, resembling a starry sky. Glow-worm cruises offer ART Studios & Galleries For your art and craft fix, main stu-dios and galleries on the island include Driftwood Studio, Atelys Adrian Jewellery, Art Provo, Making Waves Studio and Paradise Arts. ‘Corks & Canvas’ Evening An evening of art with Lucie Stubbs at Driftwood Studios. Bring along your drink of choice, and learn techniques in colour, blending and brushstrokes. Local Souvenirs The main shopping areas on Providenciales are: Caicos Café Plaza, The Saltmills, Ports of Call, The Sapodilla Hill Carvings Fascinating rock carvings show mes-sages dating back to the 1650s, from shipwrecked sailors to centuries of travellers. Bird Rock Point: Heritage Field Road Trail To the southeast on Providenciales, is Bird Rock Point, marking a 1.3-mile walking trail rich in coastal coppice vegetation, birds and mangrove com-munities. Coral Encrusted Cannons at Fort George Cay A boat charter from Providenciales to Fort George Cay allows vis-itors to explore coral encrusted cannons nes-tled in the shallows. The cannons were once poised to pro-tect the Loyalist settlements. Junkanoo Museum The Junkanoo Museum on Old Airport Road, teaches you to how to make traditional costumes and instru-ments, and hosts daily shows of this colourful, high-energy dance. I Full coverage of restaurants on page 96. Contact details for most activities are found in the directory pages 165-166. Visit the Turks & Caicos Islands at SUMMER 2017 • • • • • 71

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