is an attractive island located in the northwestern region of the famous Caicos Islands on a section of the Turks and Caicos Islands
, in the Atlantic Ocean. A moderately small area, Providenciales is the largest of the islands, and it hosts most of the population of the islands region. The region is home to stunning soft, white sandy beaches and scenic spots - especially on its North Coast, and at one time, it was named the best tourist destination in the world because of its beaches.
A visit to Providenciales is not complete without a moment at the vast Grace Bay Beach, for all the outdoor family fun. More of the fun is found at the famous Smith's Reef as well as at the Bight Reef, where numerous stalls and shops, as well as resorts and beach houses, can be found.
Providenciales experiences a tropical climate that is Köppen classified as Aw. The weather is characterized by dry and warm to hot summers and mildly cold and moderately rainy winters. The weather is also typical of a moderately consistent temperature across the year, with minimal variations in every month.
During summer, from May
, the days are hot and humid. The mercury remains between 25°C (77°F) and 31°C (87.8°F) on the mean average for the coldest nights and the warmest days consecutively. Extremely hot days are rare, as the temperature barely exceeds 33°C (91.4°F). The daylight hours are extended to approximately thirteen and a half, and with up to ten hours of sunshine per day, Providenciales remains pretty warm during summer. The driest month of the year falls in May, with the rain gauge collecting a low 29.5mm (1.2") of precipitation.
Winter runs from December
and is characterized by mildly cold and tolerable weather that is warm and pleasant. The average temperature on the coldest night is 23°C (73.4°F), and on the warmest days, the mercury sticks to 27.6°C (81.7°F). The season, however, receives much of the rainfall as compared to the others across the year. The coldest month falls in January
and February with a temperature range of 23°C (73.4°F) and 27°C (80.6°F), and the wettest month falls in November
when the rain gauge collects a moderately high 93.5mm (3.7") in precipitation.
Spring and autumn are both mild, with warm and pleasant days, and stunning beauty around the city. Spring brings a fresh and crisp feel to Providenciales as the air gets filled with sweet scents from the flowering trees around the city parks and gardens. Autumn is refreshing and has beautiful weather that is devoid of the excess summer heat. The afternoons are crowned with mild showers of rainfall. The fall brings a beautiful linger of golden-brown illumination in the city, making it one of the best times to be out there touring the city.
Providenciales is a year-round travel destination as there are no hindrances during any of the seasons. The weather is stable and moderately consistent, and the sea temperature averages 25°C (77°F) across the year.
On varying dates between June
and November, Providenciales holds the Wind-vibes Festival, celebrated through numerous watersport competitions, music shows, and several exciting beach activities. Between June and July
, the Amateur Sailing Festival is held in Providenciales to celebrate the sailing activities.