If you’re going to Turks and Caicos and looking for places to eat in Providenciales, the country’s main island, look no further! Find here the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos (for every food desire).
Restaurants in Turks and Caicos for Breakfast
When it’s breakfast time in Turks and Caicos, these restaurants won’t let you down. So, visit them early morning for a feast or for an afternoon coffee and snack.
- Lemon 2 Go: a café with Balinese vibes – think rattan lamps hanging from the ceiling, outdoor wooden tables, and friendly staff. Here, order their coffees, smoothies, and small bites like the delicious chocolate muffin, banana bread, or vegetable/beef puff.
- Beans and Leaves Coffee: my favorite coffee shop in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos! Beans and Leaves’ coffee is on point (they also have oat milk), and they serve pastries and paninis for breakfast. You can also buy smoothies, pre-made salads, and sandwiches.
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Restaurants in Turks and Caicos for Lunch and Dinner
There are plenty of restaurants in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, for lunch and dinner. You can find both low-key restaurants and stylish ones located in 5-star hotels. Regardless of what you’re looking for, these are the go-to places to eat on the island.
- Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar: an oceanside restaurant located in the Grace Bay Club hotel. Here, the infinity bar is a long, high-top table that gives the impression of a glassy infinity pool overlooking the beach. This restaurant is a more elegant place for fresh seafood and drinks. And since getting a beachfront table as a walk-in is tricky, a reservation is encouraged.
- Seven: found at the Seven Stars Resort & Spa and a must-visit restaurant in Turks and Caicos. The menu features fresh seafood and steak served with local and international flavors. Looking for an exclusive experience? Then book their private 5-course tasting in The Tasting Room.
- Coco Bistro: a lovely restaurant in Grace Bay that offers fresh local cuisine in an outdoor setting amongst a palm grove. It’s a super popular place on the island, and there’s a good reason for it – among their top dishes are the flavorsome Conch 2 Ways and West Indian Style Shrimp Curry. Due to its popularity, it’s recommended to make a reservation.
- Cocovan Airstream Lounge: looking for a charming outdoor place with quick bites? Then Cocovan should be on your radar. This restaurant is the best for a late lunch after spending the day at the beach or a casual dinner. The kitchen is in an airstream trailer, and menu options include a fantastic fried fish taco, duck taco, fried chicken sandwich, and burger. There are also some drinks and cocktails on the menu, and the air streamer cocktail is a great choice.
- BLT: when craving steak for dinner while in Turks and Caicos, the BLT restaurant is the perfect place. This American steakhouse is part of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. It offers a menu with USDA quality beef that is 100% naturally raised certified Black Angus and a few fresh seafood dishes.
- Da Conch Shack: an island institution, Da Conch Shack is the best place to try Turks and Caicos main dish – conch. And since you can’t leave the island without trying conch, go to this beachside restaurant to try it either as a salad, in a chowder, or fried. Want another option? Fuel up with their pirate’s pot made with lobster, conch, fish, and shrimp in a ginger soy broth. Also, since the Da Conch Shack is located beachfront, it’s an excellent place to go for a late lunch or early dinner and watch the sunset.
- Las Brisas: this is not your typical restaurant, as the food isn’t why Las Brisas is on this list. However, this restaurant made the cut because it’s in one of the most stunning places to see in Turks and Caicos – the Chalk Sound National Park. Come here for lunch after visiting the nearby Sapodilla Bay Beach to eat their burgers, wraps, and salads and take in the most beautiful lagoons of the park.
- Somewhere Café: this café should be on your list when you visit The Bight Beach, one of the best beaches in Turks and Caicos. It’s located in front of The Bight Reef, one of the best snorkeling spots on the island, and has lots of drinks and food selections that include tacos and burgers; and amazing views of the beachfront.
Sweets and Other Treats in Turks and Caicos
Head over to these eateries for a sweet treat in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.
- Island Scoop: beat the island heat with a trip to Island Scoop, your go-to spot for ice cream. Here, you’ll find a selection of flavors to choose from, and you can have them in three types of cones (waffle, sugar, and cake). The menu also includes sundaes, smoothies, and milkshakes.
- Crest and Berry: another place that could be mistaken by one of the restaurants and cafés in Bali. This adorable café is the best stop for refreshing smoothies and fresh bowls in Grace Bay. The healthy menu has options that include açaí, pitaya, and spirulina bowls.
What to know for visiting Turks and Caicos
- Entry requirements: Turks and Caicos offer visa exceptions to visitors from various countries, including the US and European Union ones, for stays up to 90 days. Currently, when visiting the country, every traveler needs to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Click here for the latest requirements for entering Turks and Caicos.
- Travel Insurance: My recommended platform for searching for the best option amongst travel insurance companies is SquareMouth. It allows travelers to instantly purchase a travel insurance policy from every major provider in the US, and it also makes clear each policy’s COVID-related coverage.
- Electricity: The voltage in Turks and Caicos is 120 V, and the power plugs and sockets are type A (the same as the US).
- Currency: The currency used in Turks and Caicos is the US dollar.
- Best time to visit Turks and Caicos: the best time of the year to visit Turks and Caicos is between December and May.
- Transportation in Turks and Caicos: the best way to get around Providenciales is by car, so you can explore the island at your convenience. Plan on having a rental car as soon as you arrive at the airport. The best way to do so is by renting a car when planning your trip. I personally use RentalCars for my car rental needs, and it’s the company I recommend for seaching the best deals.
- Best tours in Turks and Caicos: below are some of the best tours in Turks and Caicos are:
Best Hotels in Providenciales
- Grace Bay Club: One of the best hotels on the island, this beachfront hotel has 3 pools, a spa, and a tennis court. Here, you’ll be able to wake up for a walk on Grace Bay Beach and then have drinks and food at the on-site restaurant that is one best in Providenciales – the Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar.
- The Oasis at Grace Bay: A no-thrills and the best bang for your buck hotel in Grace Bay. This small 3-star hotel features two swimming pools, spacious rooms with a balcony, and a great location. It’s within a 5-minute walk to the beach and close to the many restaurants of Grace Bay (Cocovan and Coco Bistro are within walking distance). The hotel also has complimentary bicycles and, if you don’t want to walk, they also offer a golf cart service to take you to the beach where you can use their chairs and umbrellas free of charge. It’s the hotel I stayed during my time in Turks and Caicos and you can read my honest review.
- H2O Lifestyle Resort: H2O is set in front of Long Bay Beach, one of the best beaches to visit in Providenciales. The location is perfect for water sports and one of the favorites for kitesurfing on the island. When not enjoying H2O’s stunning pools, sit at their sun loungers by the beach to soak in the uninterrupted views of the ocean.
- The Shore Club: a fantastic property in Long Bay Beach; at The Shore Club, the rooms’ designs are a breath of fresh air where the white and turquoise blend perfectly with the surroundings. Additionally, here you’ll have a private tennis court, 4 restaurants, 5 bars, and 4 pools
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