We have snorkeled in most Caribbean and Atlantic nations, and I have to say my favorite spot in the Caribbean is Smith's Beach on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. We stopped here on our way to the airport on our last day in Provo, and I still regret leaving that great aquatic morning experience. It really has three great things going for it:
- It is hard to get to and thus abnormally empty relative to the quality of the reef/beach. This also makes it an intrinsically rewarding place to stumble upon.
- It is a very healthy reef with a ton of aquatic critters.
- It is located close to world class Grace Bay
Very clear water
The beach is a mix of sand and cool rock formations
Turtle pal - unbelievably healthy reef for a close shore location
Little buddy hiding out in Turks and Caicos
The key is to get on Suzy Turn off of the Leeward Highway and follow it passed the Turtle Cove Inn, take a left at Bridge Rd and a left on Coconut road (ignore signs).
Look for a break in the shrubs to the right and park and walk to the beach. Remember it is pretty hidden so don't give up.