The islands of Turks and Caicos are famous for their spectacular restaurants and luxurious resorts, both of which contribute to a flourishing nightlife scene on the islands (and the islands have a respectable daytime cocktail scene too). Whether you’re into conch shacks and conch crawls, sand bars, or Irish pubs, the islands of Turks and Caicos have something for everyone.
Though the majority of our selections are located on the island of Providenciales—the most populated island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, and therefore the most bustling with nightlife—we've included selections from the islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos, as well.
The Sandbar (Grand Turk)
Wandering along the eastern shores of Grand Turk, travelers will discover a stretch of seaside paradise, also known as The Sandbar, a beloved institution in historic Cockburn Town with a famous rum punch. Cost-conscious travelers will appreciate the reasonably-priced menu—always a rarity in Turks and Caicos. Meanwhile, travelers from all over can enjoy the familiar delights of a cold beer in the sand.
Da Conch Shack (Providenciales)
A trip to Turks and Caicos isn’t complete without an afternoon-turned-evening watching the sunset (and drinking rum) at Da Conch Shack. The bar and restaurant is a beloved institution in Providenciales that hosts live music on Wednesdays and Sundays and features local DJs on Fridays—though island tunes can start thrumming in this open-air oasis any day of the week. The atmosphere is laid back, with visitors assembled at pastel picnic tables scattered beneath the palms along the sand. Order some conch fritters (the island’s national dish) and a rum punch, and prepare to indulge in some premium island vibes.
Triple J Grill (South Caicos)
Located on the beautiful and remote island of South Caicos, Triple J’s Grill is a local favorite that has also become a go-to spot for visitors on the island. Christmas lights adorn the trees and illuminate the picnic tables set up beneath the palms, and guests can watch the chefs cook up dinner (we recommend ordering the jerk). Head here for a laid-back atmosphere, some cold beer, and tasty, authentic Caribbean dishes beneath the stars.
Cove Beach Bar (South Caicos)
The Cove Restaurant and Beach Bar is located alongside the glistening aquamarine waters at Sailrock Resort (the first luxury resort in South Caicos). Go swimming, sunbathing, and sailing after (or before) sipping the masterfully-crafted cocktails available seaside at The Cove. We suggest ordering the rum punch (a Caribbean classic, of course) and staying on the beach until sunset, which is a tropical wonder to behold.
Bob's Bar & Eats (Providenciales)
Sidle up to the South Side Marina in Turtle Cove (on the island of Providenciales) and enjoy a painkiller at Bob’s Bar & Eats, an iconic bar overlooking the water. Founded by Bob himself, who first came to Providenciales in 1978 to run the third Turtle Inn. The bar was opened in 2014, and today it features a terrific cocktail menu—we also recommend the negronis, frozen piña coladas, and Aperol sunrise (an inventive take on the Aperol spritz, which is also on the menu). If you visit on Wednesday, you can join the potluck dinner and barbeque—just remember to bring your own meat to grill.
Pink Bar (Providenciales)
Pink Bar is just as colorful as its name suggests. Located in Wymara Resort and Villas on Grace Bay Beach, the bar is the idyllic setting for enjoying the turquoise waves and white-sand coastline that make Grace Bay one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Additionally, in lieu of a traditional cocktail hour, the PInk Bar offers a Pink Hour featuring special deals on your favorite rosé from the hours of 5 to 7 p.m. Sip on some of the bar’s seasonal cocktails and find out firsthand why pink is the new black.
Jack's Shack (Grand Turk)
Jack’s Shack is a favorite spot amongst visitors and locals alike and is located just north along the beach from the Cruise Center (always a hub of Grand Turk activity). This mojito shack also offers visitors a free shot of rum if you bring their coupon found online. The bar opens at 9 a.m., and the grill opens at 11 a.m., so it’s never too early to stake out a spot along the sandy coast for a day of cocktails and barbeque at Jack’s Shack.
Danny Buoy's (Providenciales)
If you only go out to one bar in Turks and Caicos, then Danny Buoy's should be your pick. Located on Grace Bay Road—the most happening street for nightlife on the most tourist-heavy island in the archipelago—Danny Buoys is the place to drink beer, tear up the dance floor, and sing karaoke. There's a happy hour every day and special events nearly every night of the week here like karaoke, a football happy hour special, and barbecue grill nights.
Infiniti Bar (Providenciales)
A visit to the Infiniti Bar is worth it just for the ambiance alone. At 90 feet, this bar is the longest in the Caribbean, stretching across the Grace Bay Club down to the shores of the famous Grace Bay Beach. The first infinity-edge bar in the world, Infiniti is a favorite for cocktails and tapas. It is also adjacent to the Lounge, in case you want to enjoy even more beachside cocktails at sunset.
Want to enjoy the sophistication of the Wymara Resort & Villas without a room key? Guests are welcome at Stelle, a luxurious restaurant and bar that was a 2017 recipient of the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. Sidle up to the chic bar for some expertly-blended cocktails. In the mood for dinner after your cocktails? The South Caicos Lobster Tail is not to be missed.
Great House Bar (South Caicos)
Located on a bluff overlooking the island of South Caicos, the Great House Bar is far more remote than the nightlife offerings scattered alongside Providenciales’s Grace Bay. Located in Sailrock Resort—the first luxury resort on South Caicos—the Great House Bar is a cocktail lover's dream. Enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caicos Bank while sipping on a Sailrock rum punch, Bahama mama, or Sail Rock painkiller. Visit at sunset to witness a breathtaking display of pastel clouds and fiery hues of the sun as it sets.
Bugaloo's Conch Crawl (Providenciales)
Who needs a bar crawl when you can enjoy the refreshing cocktails and delightful island ambiance of Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl? This beachside seafood bar and restaurant in Five Cays stays open late and the entertainment is quite varied. Think Fire-dancers, and live music (James Brown and the Dominican Band). The daytime activities at Bugaloo’s are just as enticing, featuring horseback riding, volleyball, darts, and horseshoes. So sidle up at an outdoor picnic table because this hot pink beach shack is one of the best places to visit for nightlife in Providenciales.
For more information on where to go in Turks and Caicos, check out our guide to the 12 best restaurants in Turks and Caicos, as well as the best beaches to frequent on the islands. Consult our article on the best time to visit Turks and Caicos, as well as the weather and climate on the islands when planning your trip.