Princess Alexandra National Park, Providenciales

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Along the pristine shoreline up to the mangroves and cays sits Princess Alexandra National Park, a marine preserve. Covering the northeast part of Providenciales, this area has become a popular tourist spot. Bask among the soft white sand, followed by some snorkelling in crystal blue water. Take a paddleboard or kayak and explore the shallow waters of the mangroves. The shore also offers ideal conditions for wind and kite surfing. Watch for bottlenose dolphins while swimming. Use our Providenciales trip planner to arrange your visit to Princess Alexandra National Park and other attractions in Providenciales.
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  • Beautiful snorkeling in this area. At Smith's Reef, you have to watch the boats because they are NOT watching you! But it is beautiful and teeming with sea life. At Coral Gardens, we saw several sea t...  more »
  • Definitely check out Coral Gardens if you're looking for the best snorkeling - we saw a sting ray, sea turtles, lobsters, lionfish, and plenty of other colorful but unidentified creatures. It was the ...  more »
  • Most of the time there was no one else around. Walk out a bit and you're walking on top of beds of starfish. Saw several sea cucumbers and a large stingray. Wicked sunburn.  more »
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  • The Princess Alexandra National Park really refers to a quite large area of water off the coast of Providenciales. This, to my knowledge, includes all of Grace Bay through Bight and Smith Reefs. The protected water is gorgeous and there is ample space to spread out, wander, snorkel, relax as well as head in to one of the many resort bars nearby Most (if not all) of the coastline of Provo is national park, and therefor, you have a right to be there. Some resorts will try to tell you that you have to leave, but as long as you stay in/near the water, you're fine.
  • The most beautiful beach you will ever see. The surf is pretty mild and the bottom is sandy so it’s suitable for swimming with children.
  • Anyone that wants to snorkel, GO HERE! It is incredible, with diverse, amazing reefs right off shore. it is so close that you can't be in a boat, not only because of proximity to the shore, but also to the surface. there are areas where I was actually afraid that I might damage the coral because it was so close to the surface of the water! And despite how damaged you might think the reef would be by now, it looked like it was perfectly preserved and protected, untouched by man. Even between the reefs, along the sea grasses that grow there, there can be found other beautiful things. My mother actually saw a squid here! And we both saw a group of manta rays gliding around the reefs. This was only in three days! If anyone goes to the Turks and Caicos, they NEED to spend at least one day in the waters of this national park, and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the area.
  • The best snorkeling I have ever experienced. Plenty of parking, clean beach, nice soft sand, clear waters and plenty of fish to watch! We did a bit of paddle boarding here, which was easy as the waves were small.
  • Beautiful section of Grace Bay. Crystal clear waters and great area for some snorkeling or kayaking.

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