Spending the Holiday Season in Turks & Caicos

Snowman Made Out Of Sand On The Beach

Freezing temperatures, crowded shopping malls, days of meal preparation, and a kitchen full of dirty dishes. Does this sound familiar? While the holidays can be a time of joy for many, they can also be stressful. Travel can provide a much-needed break from holiday stress. Turks and Caicos is the ideal destination for your fall and winter travel. Here is a brief list of why you should make Providenciales your destination this holiday season.

It’s Sunny And Warm!

With temperatures averaging about 84 degrees in November and 82 degrees in December, Providenciales is the perfect tropical escape from freezing cold temperatures. Instead of shoveling snow off the driveway and bundling up to stay warm, you can swim in warm water and lounge in the sun on world-famous Grace Bay Beach.

You Don’t Have to Cook.

Your vacation to Providenciales could be the exact break from cooking and washing dishes that you need! Villa del Mar is close to dozens of gourmet restaurants; several are within walking distance. Enjoy mouthwatering seafood, Caribbean fusion, gourmet French, and Italian cuisine. Many restaurants also feature incredible views and outdoor dining options. Dinner + Drinks + Views = Happiness.

There Are So Many Fun Things To Do!

From watersports to horseback riding to island excursions, there is always something to do and see in Turks and Caicos.

In the late fall and winter months, ocean temperatures average between 82 and 80 degrees, making Providenciales a dream come true for watersport enthusiasts.

Families with children will enjoy a fun-filled day horseback riding on the beach or taking a day trip to Sapodilla or Taylor Bay beaches, both ideal swimming locations for young children.

Many visitors also love exploring attractions on other islands in Turks and Caicos. Two popular excursions are trips to Little Water Cay or Middle Caicos. Little Water Cay is home to the critically endangered rock iguana, the island’s largest non-extinct land animal. Middle Caicos contains The Conch Bar Caves, the most extensive non-submerged cave system in the Bahamas-Turks and Caicos Island chain.

Celebrate The Holidays “Island Style”

There are several events held throughout the holiday season in Providenciales. The Conch Festival is typically held the last weekend in November and celebrates the cultural significance of the Queen Conch. The event features conch cuisine from local restaurants, conch crafts, and jewelry.

Maskanoo is another popular island event held the day after Christmas on Boxing Day (December 26th). This cultural festival combines a masquerade with Bahamian-style Junkanoo, a traditional street festival, and a parade featuring colorful costumes, masks, music, and dance. Maskanoo is typically held in the shopping district of Providenciales on Grace Bay Road.

New Year’s Eve is celebrated with colorful fireworks celebrations all over Grace Bay Beach. Many resorts have their own celebrations, so it’s not uncommon to see beach bonfires and firework displays light up the beach and the night sky.

Please check with the concierge for information regarding local holiday events in Providenciales.

Stay At Villa del Mar For Your Holiday Vacation

Villa del Mar Resort makes the perfect home base for your Turks and Caicos holiday vacation. Bring your whole family and take advantage of the resort’s spacious suites, luxurious penthouse units, and a 30% discount through December 19th, 2021. Villa del Mar Resort features two pools, a hot tub, a tiki bar, and beach service on beautiful Grace Bay Beach. The sun, sand, and sea are calling you. Happy Holidays and welcome to beautiful Turks and Caicos.