The nightlife on Provo can't compete with the late-night revelry of, say, Aruba or even Barbados. The TCI is a fairly conservative place, overall. This is a laid-back kind of place with laid-back pleasures, but it does offer a number of quality nighttime diversions.
The beach shacks along Blue Hills Beach are great places to drink Turk's Head beer or a little rum, eat conch, and listen to good music. On Wednesday nights, Smokey's on the Bay has a popular Wednesday-night fish fry.
The casino action has picked up with the emergence of two casinos. The Casablanca Casino offers roulette, blackjack, craps, and baccarat and is open from 1pm to 5am (Grace Bay Rd., Providenciales; tel. 649/941-3737).
Beachside Bars -- Providenciales has some terrific beachside lounges or bars from which you can watch the sunset. Two of the best are the Grace Bay Club's Lounge, with white-cushion seating and glowing fire pit, and sister lounge the Infinity Bar, which has the longest bar in the Caribbean: a sleek ribbon of black marble inset with sexy blue lights (tel. 649/946-5050). The Beach Lounge at the Gansevoort is an attractive new gathering spot, and the resort's Bagatelle Bistrot (tel. 649/941-7555) has DJ nights, dancing, and happy hours. Also visit the bar/lounge/deck at Amanyara (tel. 649/941-8133), the Plunge pool bar (the Palms resort; tel. 649/946-8666), and any of the Blue Hills beach shacks.
Golf Course Bar -- The Fairways Bar at the Provo Golf & Country Club (tel. 649/946-5833) is a pleasant place to have a drink and munch on hearty bar food.
Irish Pub -- Danny Buoy's (Grace Bay Rd., Providenciales; tel. 649/946-5921) features a full bar stocked with imported beers on tap, darts, and pool tables; it also has ESPN-U, for hard-core college sports fans. Danny Buoy's has good food, with dishes from across the pond (bangers and mash, Irish stew) as well as island fare (jerk chicken).
Live Music -- Most of the island's bars, hotels, and restaurants feature live-music nights. Look for the talented duo NaDa on the O'Soleil terrace at the Somerset Resort most Saturdays. Turks Islander Stanley Roots plays reggae at the Alexandra resort's sunset cookouts. Hemingway's has live music 3 nights a week. Check the local listings for updated schedules.
Marina Bars -- Turtle Cove Marina in the northwest section of Provo has a good number of jolly, atmospheric dockside bars, many with happy hours (5-7pm); all serve food, both bar snacks and full-service menus. Join in the revelry at Baci (tel. 649/941-3044), Banana Boat (tel. 649/941-5706), the Tiki Hut Cabana Bar (tel. 649/941-5341), and the Sharkbite Bar & Grill (tel. 649/941-5090). Up above Turtle Cove, at the Miramar Resort, is the Magnolia Wine Bar (tel. 649/941-5108), a lounge next to the Magnolia restaurant with bird's-eye views of Provo and the Grace Bay shoreline. Gilley's (tel. 649/946-5094), at Leeward Marina, has a full bar with both indoor and terrace seating as well as a full-service restaurant serving good island cuisine (including Gilley's Famous Local Grouper Sandwich). Gilley's also has a branch at the Provo airport.
Sports Bars -- Club Sodax is a nice sports bar with a good mix of locals and tourists (Leeward Hwy., Providenciales; tel. 649/941-4540). Bambooz Bar & Grill (at the Saltmills shopping plaza, Grace Bay Rd., Providenciales; tel. 649/941-8146) is another popular spot where you can watch sports on big-screen plasma TVs, listen to music, or dine on island fare or international cuisine.
L'Raye Cinemas, the islands' only movie theater, opened in Provo in late 2007 with three screens. It was named for the former first lady of the TCI, Hollywood actress LisaRaye McCoy Misick. It's located on Leeward Highway.