To satisfy your conch craving, stop at Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl on the south side of Providenciales, just a few minutes from Chalk Sound. The beachfront restaurant in Five Cays has indoor and outdoor seating, with some of the tables set right along the waterline, lapped by the rising tide. You’ll find a great selection of seafood, including plenty of conch dishes, along with fried chicken and burgers. In the evenings, Bugaloo’s hosts local bands, fire dancers, and other entertainment.

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Bugaloos Conch Crawl

Far from the developed shores of Grace Bay (well, 18 minutes away… which is half an island on Providenciales) you’ll find a dining destination steeped in superlatives: Bugaloos Conch Crawl. Expect the freshest seafood here as Bugaloos’ neighbor just so happens to be Sunny’s Fish Plant making the trip from sea to food for local favorites like red snapper incredibly short. (And don’t worry, the plant doesn’t smell.) You’ll also taste some of the best conch in the Caribbean. “Conch” is practically Bugaloos’ middle name. Conch fritters, cracked conch, conch salad, scorched conch, conch sauté, grilled conch, plus variations like coconut cracked conch and buffalo cracked conch—you can’t go wrong ordering any of the 10 different ways they prepare this Turks specialty. And if you’re curious about the method of separating these tasty treats from their shell and getting them ready for the pot, just walk out into the shallows where a couple affable shore men make it look easy. Even with taking time out to demonstrate their method to guests, they still clean hundreds and hundreds of conch a day! Is it the positively picturesque address right on the beach, or the steady cool breeze, or the body moving live rhythms, or the incredibly well stocked rum bar? I don’t know the reason, but some of the biggest, warmest smiles I experienced on Providenciales could be found at Bugaloos. Go for the fresh and fabulous food at this local favorite, but stay for the vibes.

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