Calling all moms and dads, your Turks and Caicos vacation is around the corner, we know you want your kids to have the best trip ever….and we have got your back! Here are the top 5 things to do with your kids in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands.
Brief History Of The Turks And Caicos Islands
First discovered by Christopher Columbus during his discovery voyage of the new world in 1492, the Turks and Caicos Islands are full of the remnants of Caribbean history. If your dream vacation sound something like,,,, taking a trip to the Caribbean island with the third largest barrier reef system in the world and several of the world’s top dive sites….then yes, this beach lovers dream destination is for you. The crystal clear waters and beautiful white sand beaches surround miles of dreamy populated and uninhabited islands. Have your kids be the first of their friends to visit the home of the world’s only conch farm on this magnificent providence.
Now let’s dive right in!
#1 Feel The Vibes On The Caribbean Sea
Turn up the island vibe on our Island Vibe Kitty Kat Cruise! Take a ride to Turks and Caicos’ most stunning coral reefs, where the you’ll snorkel and swim with brilliantly-colored fish and other exotic marine life. Then take in the Caribbean breeze and warm sunshine on the beach. The kids (even the adult “kids at heart”) will be busy flying down the “Kitty Katt’s” 8-ft. tube slide into the crystal clear tropical waters.
#2 Aye Aye Captain! Find Hidden Treasures
Zip around the stunning coast of Turks and Caicos, join the captain and his first mate and learn the secrets to finding and catching conch. Anchor the vessel off the coast of a deserted island like a real buccaneer where your personal chef will prepare your family’s fresh catch. Then it’s off on an enchanting journey to search for sand dollars and sea shells. The pirate with the most booty gets to commandeer the boat! Happy hunting for the entire family on this Seaside Scavenger Hunt.
#3 Can You Tell Me How To Get, How To Get To Sesame Street…Catamaran
Now all our tours have character… in this case we mean it literally. Some special friends help you make lasting vacation memories for the whole family on this fun-filled Sesame Street ‘Kitty Katt’ Cruise. Kids of all ages join Sesame Street characters Elmo and Zoe for a morning filled with singing, dancing, and game-playing on the high seas.
#4 Get Your Teens And Tweens In On The Action!
It can be difficult to find things to do for teens and tweens in the Caribbean, but not in Turks and Caicos! Stay in and let them experience this luxury catamaran cruise tailored exclusively for teens and tweens. Our well trained and certified captain and crew first stop for an awe inspiring snorkeling experience under the Turks & Caicos sky. Teens can party in a supervised environment (no worries parents). They’ll enjoy watching the Island Routes staff shows off the latest Caribbean dances and listening to the latest music. Thirst-quenching tropical refreshments and tasty snacks are also served. They will come back raving about this tour and asking for more! Aren’t you the trendy mom!
#5 Get A Different Perspective: From A Kayak!
On this kayak expedition, your adventurers learn to appreciate nature when they explore the marine ecology surrounding Little Water Cay in the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve. While paddling beside the colorful mangroves. Keep your eyes peeled for the lovable sea turtles and friendly lemon sharks (easily recognized by the yellowish color of the skin) under the sparkling surface. They are bound to see the national bird of Turks & Caicos, the Brown Pelican, soaring high above! Then a visit to the Rock Iguana Sanctuary. Your family get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this endangered species in their natural habitat.
Bonus round! (cue the fireworks)
Bonus: Reading Road Trip
Want to make your mark on a Caribbean island by giving children a renewed excitement for Learning? Make time to give back on our Reading Road Trip. Spread the gift of knowledge by visiting local primary schools. They get firsthand experience of island life. Read, play games and share your stories with them.
Remember to pat yourself on the shoulder. As this trip makes for a heck of a “what I did on my vacation” essay!