If you’re anything like me, a big part of your vacation probably revolves around food! If you’re staying on Providenciales (Provo) in the Turks and Caicos, you’re likely going for some pretty serious beach bumming time, but hey, all that lounging in the sun can make you pretty hungry, so I’ve rounded up 12 great dining options on Provo broken down by category. Here’s the best everything from beach bars to fine dining, to cheap eats:
For the quintessential beach bar experience…
Da Conch Shack: You can’t go to TCI without stopping by Da Conch Shack. On the north shore (quite a bit west of Grace Bay so you’ll need a car if you plan on going) Da Conch Shack is literally a shack on the beach which serves up, you guessed it, conch! Sit with your feet in the sand, sip on a rum punch, listen to live music, and of course, feast on conch or lobster.
Kalooki’s: Far away from the resorts of Grace Bay, Kalooki’s will give you a real local experience. Feast on Caribbean classics, order a cold drink, soak up the views, and stare out at that beautiful ocean.
For fine patio dining near Grace Bay…
Caicos Café: Right across the street from Grace Bay on a charming deck is probably one of the best restaurants on Provo. Everything at Caicos Cafe is fabulous, from the conch fritters to the desserts. I had the homemade tortellini with 5 cheeses, pumpkin, and pecan and was blown away.
Coco Bistro: Nestled in a little palm tree grove near Grace Bay, Coco Bistro’s open air atmosphere looks to have an amazing vibe and an even greater menu. I didn’t get to try Coco Bistro because it was booked up for a month when I was there so be sure to plan ahead!
For casual beachfront dining…
Hemingway’s: Located at The Sands on Grace Bay, Hemingway’s is a chill little beach café serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The food is good, reasonably priced,
Seaside Cafe: Located at Ocean Club West, the Seaside Cafe is another great beachfront dining option on Grace Bay. Plus, this is the place to find those adorable pink beach umbrellas, and who can pass up that photo op??
For tasty local food at reasonable prices…
Caravel: Caravel is famous for their fish tacos. They’re served in crispy round shells and loaded with toppings. It’s a simple dining room but great for a low key meal with great food.
Shay Café and Lounge: Shay Café doesn’t make too many people’s “must do” list when it comes to Provo dining but that’s mostly because people don’t know about it until they arrive. But it has a great location in the middle of Grace Bay, serves breakfast as well as lunch and dinner, and is so reasonably priced and friendly that many people end up making it a daily stop.
For fine beachfront dining at the resorts…
Seven: With indoor and outdoor eating areas, this super swanky restaurant at the ultra luxurious Seven Stars Resort features amazing beachfront atmosphere and excellent food, but it comes with a price! This is the place to go to for a special night out but expect to pay resort prices.
Kitchen 218: The food here gets raved about but the atmosphere and service are nothing to be downplayed either. Located at the Beach House, this place has both an upscale and relaxed vibe that’s perfect for a special night out after a full day on the beach.
For an early morning or midnight snack…
Caicos Bakery: This little French bakery in the heart of Grace Bay is exquisite and definitely deserves a stop by at least once. Go early in the morning if you want donuts, but this place is chock full of pastries and tarts and you can even buy bread by the loaf to take back to your condo.
Melt: For the ultimate ice cream experience, you’ve got to check out Melt. Located in one of the shopping centers along Grace Bay, Melt serves up some of the most fun ice cream concoctions around. Many of their sundaes come in martini glasses and in addition to their indoor “bar” they have a great outdoor seating area.
Well if you aren’t hungry now, I can’t believe it…so now go and add on some extra days to your trip so you can fit all of these places in!
P.S. Also, just so you know, all of these link to reviews on Trip Advisor, which I’m an affiliate for.
P.P.S. Have you been to Provo? What’s your favorite spot to eat?