Windsurfing in Turks and Caicos – Riding the Waves and the Wind!
The Turks and Caicos Islands offer exactly what is expected from a holiday in the Caribbean: soft sandy beaches, great sunny weather, warm hospitable people and a good healthy dose of fun. These islands are a popular holiday destination among those that come to forget their hectic work schedules back home and laze around on the beach, enjoying the delectable local food and drink. However, for those that prefer a more adventurous holiday, a multitude of activities ranging from water sports to hiking are also available.
The ability to indulge in these outdoor activities means that Turks and Caicos is not just a one dimensional beach destination, as it also allows visitors to experience the beautiful deep blue ocean and the lush greenery of the mountains. Among these, one of the most popular activities is wind surfing as it takes advantage of the great surf and the favourable wind conditions in the sea, surrounding the islands.
Various programs are available for travellers that want to experience the ultimate thrill of windsurfing out on the Caribbean Ocean; these may range from beginner to advanced, and qualified safe instructors are always on hand to guide you. According to wind surfers, the beauty of their sport lies in the fact that it couples the freedom of surfing the waves and the raw power of the wind, as they are pulled across the ocean at great speeds. The challenge is to harness both of these raw natural energies and steer yourself safely back to shore.
Popular locations for windsurfing and other water sports are on Providenciales, which is considered to be the major tourism centre. The islands number forty in all but most travellers will come to Providenciales during some point of their vacation.
Guests staying at Turks and Caicos luxury resorts can either enrol in a program that is conducted in house by the resort or join one of the water-sport excursion groups that offer windsurfing, kite surfing and many other activities. Those staying at luxury resorts in the Caribbean such as Parrot Cay Turks & Caicos should take the chance to explore the culture of these islands especially in the historic capital of Grand Turk.