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If you’ve got just a day to see Turks and Caicos Islands, Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest to options: by land or by sea. Travelling by chartered boat is the perfect way to take in everything the islands have to offer. Island hop, arrange a secluded beach picnic or hunt for sand dollars and conch shells. Many boat services can also take you out for snorkeling, kayaking or paddleboarding adventures. Big Blue Unlimited even offers eco tours in which visitors can learn about island geography and ecology while exploring cays, reefs and inlets.
If you prefer to get closer to everything and feel like you’re interacting with locals, then pick one island to explore, like Providenciales, and rent a car or hire a taxi. Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you start at the highest point on the island: Blue Mountain. The view is stunning and gives you an overview of Providenciales. Heading east, your next stop is Turtle Cove, a scenic marina area that’s perfect for some sunbathing or snorkeling to see tropical fish, turtle and coral reefs at Smith Cove. Stop for lunch at one of the restaurants here, then head to the eastern tip of Provo for the Caicos Conch Farm — the world’s only conch farm — where five million of these sea creatures grow. After a conch fritter snack, backtrack and head to Grace Bay. You can shop for souvenirs, have dinner, and then find a place with rum punch and some music to end your day.