Love is in the air in Turks and Caicos, and if you’re planning a couple’s getaway, there’s no better place. Offering more than just stunning shorelines, this Caribbean paradise invites couples to dive into a world of intimate experiences that promise to enrich your connection and leave you with memories you’ll cherish forever. From rejuvenating couple’s spa days to private sunset cruises, Turks and Caicos is brimming with opportunities for romance. So, grab your Valentine, and let’s dive into this couple’s guide to the best romantic activities beyond the beach.

Indulge in a Couple’s Spa Day

beachside couple's massage

Nothing lets you sink into relaxation more than a soothing massage, so naturally, it’s the first thing on our romantic activities list for your Turks and Caicos couple’s getaway! The perfect remedy for jetlag or to restore your muscles after a day of hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, or kite surfing, a couple’s massage is both intimate and revitalizing, leaving you ready to seize the day!

For luxurious treatments and exquisite surroundings, check out The Spa at The Palms Resort. Known for its serene ambiance and exceptional service, they offer two unique couples’ experiences so you can craft the perfect day of pampering. Whether you opt for the classic Couples Massage, a 60 or 90-minute Swedish treatment in their beautiful Couple’s Suite, or the Couple’s Ceremony, a side-by-side Citrus Scrub followed by a one-hour Swedish massage that ends with a glass of champagne, you’re guaranteed a blissfully romantic experience.

If you want to bring the spa directly to your Villa Esencia vacation rental, Turquoise Paradise is the place to call. Their team of professionally trained therapists brings the same five-star service you expect from luxury resorts right to your living room, or you can opt for their popular beach massages for an added layer of elevated bliss. Their massages include deep tissue, hot stone, soothing scalp, Swedish, and more. They also offer body scrubs, facials, and wraps so you can customize your dream in-home spa day.

Go Horseback Riding on the Beach in Turks and Caicos

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One of the most enchanting experiences in Turks and Caicos is a horseback ride along the pristine shores, and Provo Ponies offers just that, making it a must-do for couples seeking romantic activities beyond the beach. Founded by Camille Slattery over two decades ago, Provo Ponies was started as a rescue operation for in-need horses. Today, it has grown into a safe haven for over 20 horses and donkeys from all across the islands. If you’re looking for meaningful experiences on your Turks and Caicos vacation or a way to give back to the local community, booking a ride with them helps Camille continue her mission.

The stable offers guided tours twice daily on weekdays, with a choice between group rides or more romantic private rides for couples. These tours take you through the scenic Long Bay Hills and down to the serene Long Bay Beach, known for its calm, shallow waters. The experience is tailored to all skill levels, with the Provo Ponies team ensuring each rider is matched with a suitable horse. For those looking to capture this magical experience, the instructors are more than happy to take photos, making it a cherished memory you can take home. Special requests, such as proposals or photoshoots, can also be accommodated.

Given its popularity, booking with Provo Ponies is recommended well in advance of your vacation, especially during the high season from December through August.

Take a Private Catamaran Cruise

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Dive into the ultimate romantic activity with the Ocean Vibes Private Half Day Sail and Snorkel Adventure, perfectly tailored for couples seeking an exclusive blend of luxury and adventure in Turks and Caicos. This exceptional experience begins as you step onto a state-of-the-art catamaran, setting the stage for an intimate journey along the breathtaking coastline of Grace Bay.

As the catamaran sails effortlessly across the crystal-clear waters, you and your partner will be enveloped in an atmosphere of exclusivity and relaxation. The adventure offers an intimate glimpse into the vibrant marine life of the Caribbean, with a guided snorkel tour that reveals the stunning beauty beneath the waves. Discover a mesmerizing underwater world, home to an array of tropical fish, corals, and other marine wonders, making it a highlight of your romantic escape.

The luxury of this half-day cruise is matched by the thoughtful amenities provided onboard. Enjoy a selection of gourmet snacks, fresh fruits, and an open bar featuring local rum punch, beers, and soft drinks, all designed to enhance your experience. The cruise is customizable, allowing you to tailor the adventure to your preferences—whether you wish to spend more time snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, or simply soaking in the sun on deck.

For couples seeking a truly unforgettable moment, the cruise can be timed to align with the mesmerizing sunset, offering a backdrop of unparalleled beauty for your romantic activities in Turks and Caicos. This private sailing adventure is not just a journey across the water; it’s an invitation to create lasting memories in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Reserve an In-Home Private Chef

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The only thing that can make a romantic getaway in Turks and Caicos even more incredible is hiring a private chef to cook you a delicious meal right in your luxury Villa Esencia villa. Dine poolside and enjoy the warm Caribbean air as someone else handles the meal planning, preparation, and, most importantly – the clean-up. At Caicos Cuisine, Chef Jonathan brings his passion for innovation and creativity to every dish, serving up inspired creations made from the freshest island ingredients. While you’re out enjoying a beautiful day, your chef is at the store buying all the necessary items for your selected menu. By the end of your day, he’s ready at your villa!

With a diverse culinary background, Chef Jonathan can serve up everything from classic sushi to Italian-approved pizzas, though his seasonal lobster ceviche is something you should definitely try to sample. With main dishes that range from herb-crusted rack of lamb or citrus saffron seafood fettuccine to island classics like jerk chicken and surf and turf, you’re guaranteed a mouthwatering experience no matter how you customize your meal.

If you’re interested in more than dinner, Chef Jonathan offers his services for every meal of the day. Browse his sample menus, and be sure to book this romantic activity on your couple’s getaway to Turks and Caicos.

Book Your Romantic Villa Esencia Vacation Rental

Esencia Cottage

Villa Esencia stands as a beacon of luxury on Long Bay Beach, offering an exclusive escape that epitomizes the essence of a romantic getaway in Turks and Caicos. Nestled within an oasis of lush greenery and swaying palm trees, our beautiful villas provide the perfect backdrop for couples to unwind and make unforgettable memories.

With private pools and hot tubs available at many of our accommodations, you can enjoy the feeling of your own private resort or take a minute walk to the stunning white-sand beaches and relax as you listen to the crashing waves. The array of on-site amenities further enhances your stay; from kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to kite surfing gear and our latest addition: brand-new pickleball courts, every detail is curated to ensure your experience is filled with leisure and luxury.

As you consider the ideal setting for your romantic retreat, picture the unparalleled comfort and privacy Villa Esencia offers. Browse our vacation rentals and book your Turks and Caicos couple’s getaway directly with us today.