Cheap Flights to Providenciales
Sitting at the tip of Caicos Island archipelago, this jewel of the Caribbean flew under the radar for years. It has become a popular destination among today's jet setters. It is the very definition of "getting away from it all" with its hidden coves and white beaches. The world-class resorts will pamper you and attend to your every want. While only consisting of 36 square miles, there is no shortage of activities to keep you engaged. Come to the island and find out why TripAdvisor named it one of the best beaches in the world in 2011.
Providenciales International Airport
Regular flights to Providenciales from the mainland arrive at Providenciales International Airport (PLS). This airport is served by all major U.S. airlines as well as Canadian Airlines and British Airways. Providenciales is part of a British Protectorate, and no visa is needed for American, Canadian and British citizens on boarding flights to Providenciales. There is no mass transit on the island, but hotels often provide shuttle service from the airport. Rental cars and taxis are also available. A taxi ride to Grace Bay will be around $20.
Attractions in Providenciales
The majority of the local population consists of the international visitors to the major resorts. The areas Downtown and Kew Town are located near Providenciales International Airport. The major road runs from Downtown to another small settlement, Leeward. Grace Bay has grown to be a major destination with many resorts and condominiums ringing the beach. There are interesting sights on the island such as the ruins of Cheshire Hall, a 1790s plantation constructed by the British. Blue Mountain is the highest point in the Turks and provides a panoramic view of the island.
The best sights on the island are seen not by land but by water. Provo's wetlands found in the Chalk Sound National Park are a rich eco-system and can be explored by sea kayak and paddleboard. All kinds of aquatic life such as starfish, turtles, juvenile sharks and stingrays can be found. The island's strong winds make Providenciales a prime location for wind sports. Long Bay Beach has become a hot spot for kiteboarding. Windsurfing and parasailing are also available. What awaits people under the water is even more exciting. Providenciales has some of the best diving in the Caribbean with its pristine reefs.
You will probably never find a more beautiful location for a golf course, and the Provo Golf Course is considered one of the best in the Caribbean. For those interested in doing a little shopping, Downtown has some upscale malls and luxury boutiques. The hotel area of Grace Bay has high-end shopping opportunities as well.
Providenciales Travel Tips
Provo has become a popular destination for private yachts, and there are many marinas on the island. Harbormasters can grant a one-week entry permit. If you visit the area in July, try to attend the Turks and Caicos Music and Cultural Festival, which lasts for eight days all over the Caicos Islands. The average temperature in July is between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and typical winter temperatures are only slightly cooler.