Chilling on the beach is one of the top things to do in Turks and Caicos Islands ... photo by CC user Captain-tucker on wikimedia

The top things to do in Turks and Caicos Islands are diverse and sure to make a trip there memorable for everyone in your family. This British overseas territory, which comprises of 2 groups of islands, is blessed with a year round tropical climate and abundant marine life. For such a tiny country, it has so many activities to offer any traveler on any budget. You can stay in an inland hotel or maybe you’d prefer booking a private Turks and Caicos villa rental. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a rejuvenating tropical getaway.

Here are some of the top things to do in Turks and Caicos Islands:

Learn the art of relaxation. What better way to spend a day in a stunning beach with fine, powdery white sands and warm azure waters than to take out a beach towel and soak up all that warm, sunny goodness, or watch the waves lapping against the shore? For a beach bum or a traveller looking forward to day of doing nothing but relaxing, the prospect of just laying there with ice cold cocktail while you listen to the sounds of the sea is more than enough to melt away all the stress a 9-hour desk job can give you.

But if getting a tan lying down leaves you unimpressed, there’s a great number of other activities you can do, both on water and on land.

Sports. For a busybody who want to get their adrenaline pumping, there’s a great number of fun sports and activities you can do in and around the islands. For starters, you can take a cruise around the island on a yacht, or a glass bottom boat where you marvel at the rich and vibrant underwater paradise of the islands’ many coral reefs.

Snorkelling and diving are also great options. Or, you can go for stand-up paddleboarding or riding a jet ski.

Golfing, too, is also another great activity you can do in one of the islands. In Providenciales, you can visit the 18-hole Provo Golf Club, one of the best golf clubs in the whole of the Caribbean. It may not be easy to play, but it’s certainly fun.

Ride a pony. One of the top things to do in Turks and Caicos Islands (and one of the best ways to tour the islands as well) is by hopping on a trained Provo pony. The island pony can take you along the pristine white sand beaches, quiet country roads, off-the-beaten-track bush trails and other places you fancy within the island.