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The Turks and Caicos is said to have some of the finest fishing grounds in the Caribbean. Notable among potential catches is the highly elusive bonefish, pound for pound considered saltwater fishing’s best ‘fighting fish’. Amanyara works with local guides who know the best spots around the island to test your skills year-round against this wily scrapper. Both light tackle and deep-sea game fishing are also popular as the Atlantic blue marlin runs all year with catches ranging in weight from 45 to 181 kilograms (100 to 400 pounds) or more. Wahoo, tuna and kingfish can also be caught. A number of fishing boats departing from the island’s marinas are available for charter.
The Providenciales Golf Club is a 35-minute drive from Amanyara and is rated amongst the top 10 courses in the Caribbean. The 18-hole, championship course was designed by Karl Litten and opened for play in 1992. The course is a combination of lush greens and fairways, rugged limestone outcroppings and freshwater lakes. A four-tee position system offers a formidable test for golfers of all skill levels. The Pro Shop provides equipment rental. Professional instruction can also be arranged.
eco tours and adventures
Big Blue Unlimited, the Turks and Caicos Islands’ only eco-adventure company, specializes in exploring and learning about the Turks and Caicos Islands. Take guided kayaking, diving, snorkelling, paddleboarding and kiteboarding trips or customize a private boat charter. Guests seeking adventure and culture can explore the beauty and remoteness of North Caicos and Middle Caicos, visit plantation ruins, caves and spectacular beaches on Big Blue’s ‘Heart of the Islands’ eco-tour. Alternatively, the ‘West Caicos Adventures’ includes snorkeling, cliff jumping and picnic lunches on remote beaches and coves. Those looking for active eco-tours should not miss the Kayaking Eco-tour at nearby Frenchman’s Creek or Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve.
Full-day or half-day boat charters on the water can be spent diving, snorkeling, exploring or just cruising.
Between the months of February and April migrating humpback whales can be spotted just off the coast of Amanyara as they pass by on their annual 25,000 mile journey between the frigid North Atlantic waters and the Silver Banks of the Dominican Republic where they mate and breed.
Become part of the most exciting and thrilling sport of kiteboarding and kitesurfing. Year round trade winds make the island an ideal spot for beginner and experienced riders. A range of courses are available to suit all levels - whether a complete novice or a experienced kitesurfer, looking to improve your skills.