Romantic things to do in Turks and Caicos abound, from luxe spa treatments for 2 to outdoor adventures like snorkeling among coral reefs, and everything in between. Turks and Caicos has won World Travel Awards for being the most romantic destination in the Caribbean. From the clear, tranquil waters and soft white sands to upscale dining and the untamed wilderness of the cays, you'll find a whole range of intimate activities to enjoy.

    On these islands, you can take a horseback ride along the beach or book a stay at one of the many upscale, full-featured luxury resorts to pamper you both. Check out some of the best things to do for couples on a romantic trip to Turks and Caicos.

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    Long Bay Beach

    Learn to go kitesurfing

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    Long Bay Beach is a surfing hub of Turks and Caicos that offers a wide range of exciting water sports activities, including kitesurfing with lessons available. When you get out over the waters, pulled along by a soaring kite, your pulse will pound and your adrenaline will rush as you glide over the waves. Even if you're not into heart-pumping sports, you'll find a serene beach where you can lie back and relax to steal away a few precious moments together.

    Long Bay Beach is on Providenciales, the most populous island in the chain. It's also a place where you're always just steps away from fine dining, shopping, and adventure. In short, it's a whole romantic adventure in one spot.

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    Leeward Beach

    Search for seashells along the shore

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    Leeward Beach is on the northeastern point of Providenciales and is famed for its stunning views, its proximity to untamed nature reserves, and picking up seashells. If you're looking for a place to take a romantic walk for 2 or take in a stunning sunrise, Leeward Beach is just what you're looking for. It's a 7-mile stretch of beach along calm, clear waters, and you can walk uninterrupted along several beaches that offer stunning bayside views.

    You won't find large crowds of snorkelers here, though kitesurfers do enjoy this beach. It's a good place to just relax and spend time away from the hustle and bustle with your beloved.

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    West Caicos Marine National Park

    Take a guided scuba tour

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    West Caicos Marine National Park offers some of the best scuba diving in all of the Turks and Caicos Islands with guided tours available. While most of the diving tours are for more experienced divers, a few in the more shallow regions may offer lessons, and if you're not into diving, snorkeling opportunities are also available. You can even just relax and catch sight of birds like brown pelicans, flamingos, and ospreys.

    If you're out to see the underwater world and its sea life, or just view wildlife in its natural habitat, this is the place to come. It's also a place to escape from the crowds on this uninhabited island. It's located off the west coast of West Caicos.

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    Little Ambergris Cay

    See stunning views of red mangroves

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    Little Ambergris Cay is a wetland nature reserve offering an unspoiled outdoor adventure experience filled with red mangroves, tidal flats, sand dunes, and stunning views. Many people come here to explore the reserve, which is a haven for both birds and marine life. Others come here to enjoy the pristine beach of this uninhabited island. If you're into the idea of just kicking back on a stretch of sand and sea without crowds, restaurants, and shops, this may be the place to steal away valuable intimate moments.

    Little Ambergris Cay is just off the shore of the private island of Big Ambergris Cay. Many who come here are staying at the resorts on that island.

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    Whitby Beach

    Catch stunning views from the pier

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    Whitby Beach is a pristine stretch of soft white sand and brilliant turquoise waters the color of a clear sky offering vacation rentals and sparse crowds for snorkeling and relaxation. While this isn't a snorkeling hot spot, the opportunities are here to catch sight of colorful and unique tropical sea life. You can also hike to the Whitby community center and pier at the far end of the beach, which offer outstanding views and amenities.

    If you want a calm place to relax with your beloved just steps away from your vacation rental, Whitby Beach is a good choice. It's on North Caicos island, where it's usually easy to have plenty of private room just for 2.

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    Bight Reef (Coral Gardens)

    Discover an entire undersea world

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    The Bight Reef (aka Coral Gardens) offers some of the most dramatic and popular diving spots on the archipelago with options for beginners and advanced divers alike. When you book a diving experience here, you're sure to spot astounding sea creatures and an entire seascape that's like an alien world of brilliant colors. You might see parrotfish, Nassau groupers, butterflyfish, queen angelfish, yellowtail snappers, stingrays, and others. Be sure to bring an underwater camera to capture amazing photos of this reef system.

    If you want to take a diving excursion here, book your tour for early in the day. The earlier you come, the more likely you are to see a variety of interesting fish.

    Location: The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

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    Couples massage

    Get pampered in luxurious bliss

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    A couples massage is a wonderful way to get intimate and engage in some relaxation and self-care at the same time, and Turks and Caicos has world-class spas to enjoy. Resorts like The Palms on Grace Bay Beach offer true pampered bliss to unwind together. A massage is a wonderful way to relax your muscles after a day of hiking, kayaking, surfing, or scuba diving in one of the many nature reserves here. It's also a good way to recharge and get ready for a night of dining and romance.

    Whether you're on Providenciales, North Caicos, or any of the other islands here, you'll find resorts with spa treatments. Grab a massage and relax with luxurious pampering.

    Location: Grace Bay Beach, Princess Dr, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

    Phone: +1 649-946-8666

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    Horseback riding

    Gallop along the sand and surf

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    Horseback riding is a classic romantic activity that offers the chance to explore the shorelines of the islands in an entirely different and unique way that you won't forget. You can catch a tour on Long Bay or Blue Hills Beach on Providenciales to race along the shoreline or even wade through the shallow waters. Provo Ponies is the oldest stable in the country. You'll catch stunning views from the shores and cliffs, and through the nature preserves to photograph and take memories with you.

    Not an experienced horseback rider? No worries. Most of the stables here offer lessons, and your tour will be guided by experienced riders.

    Location: 32 Dolphin Ln, Long Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Saturday from 8.30 am to noon (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 649-241-6350

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    Catamaran sail and snorkel tour

    Go for an island cruise with music and cocktails

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    A catamaran sail and snorkel tour is one of the most unique ways to see the islands and underwater life while reconnecting with that special someone. Honeymooners from around the world love these tours that get you out on the sea under the sunset with Caribbean music, picturesque island views, and the chance to see brightly colored sea life. If you don't want to go snorkeling, you can always just relax with a craft cocktail.

    You can also stop at one of the many private, secluded beaches along the way for a picnic meal or even catch a surprise visit from dolphins. You can choose from any number of tour groups on the islands for this unforgettable experience.

    Location: Leeward Hwy East, Leeward Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 649-241-5054

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    Private beach dinner

    Enjoy fine dining with the waves in the distance

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    A private beach dinner may well be the most romantic gesture you can offer to your loved one, with candlelight, tiki torches, and a local musician to serenade you. You can relax on the shores with the sounds of the waves on the sand and enjoy a prepared meal of fresh-caught seafood or Caribbean barbecue made just for the 2 of you.

    The island of Providenciales offers many restaurants that can provide a waterfront dining experience for 2, such as ASU on the Beach. All you have to do is pick the style of food you want and go. You'll be sure to have a romantic meal to remember for life.

    Location: The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +1 631-601-5091

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