We’ve been to the island of Providenciales, in Turks and Caicos several times now and are always hunting for a new, good place to eat. Here are a few of our favorite places we’ve had lunch when you’re looking for something other than what’s on the main drag.
Turks Kebab – Allegro Rd
This great little roadside restaurant was one of our favorites. I always send people here when they ask me for recommendations on Provo. It’s is an excellent, low-key place to stop and grab a delicious lunch and a beer. Sitting under the grass roof, drinking a Turk’s Head, the vibe is casual and relaxed with great prices.
Da Conch Shack – Blue Hills Rd
We’ve had several amazing afternoons at this restaurant, watching the sea, digging our toes into the sand, sipping on rum punch, all while eating some delicious conch. This restaurant is a bit farther away from the main downtown, but well worth the cab ride. It’s set on the water with tables right in the sand. They serve conch a few different ways, each very delicious. They also claim to have the best jerk chicken on the island, though I can’t say we’ve tried it. Friendly and nicely decorated!
Thursday’s Fish Fry – Bight (Children’s) Park
This isn’t technically one restaurant, it’s several local restaurants! Every week on Thursday nights, a playground turns into a big party of food and music. Locals and tourists come together to eat at the booths of several local restaurants while sipping on fresh coconuts and dancing to the week’s local band. Be sure to stick around long enough to watch the “junkannoo rush” – a mini parade of local drummers in costumes.
Las Brisas – Chalk Sound Dr
This restaurant is also a bit further away from the main tourist area but it’s set on the stunningly beautiful Chalk Sound (that electric blue lake you flew in over!). I think the food was pretty normal, but the view while you sip on your cocktails is fantastic. This is also at a resort that lets you hang out and relax on their sunchairs once you’re done eating.
Sharkbites – Lower Bight Rd
This place was a fun sports bar-type restaurant, with some outside seating on decks overlooking the water. We had a shark swim by our table! Lots of food options for the entire family. The food was very good and the staff was friendly!
Any other spots to check out next time? Let us know in the comments!