Wow!" That is the first thing I said when I saw the beautiful turquoise
waters of Chalk Sound on the drive down to the cottage. Then, to find out,
that I could sit on my own private deck and enjoy that view for the next
week left me speechless! The cottage was a perfect size for my husband and
I. It was not decorated like the big resorts, but it was very clean and
well equipped with everything we needed for our relaxing getaway.
The beaches in Providenciales are really remarkable. I was impressed by
Sapodilla Bay beach that is just a 2 minute walk from the cottage, but then
we decided to take the drive up to Taylor Bay beach (a 2 minute drive away)
and were absolutely blown away: a 1km long beach with beautiful white sand,
shallow at least 100m from shore, coral right in the water. The most
amazing part to us was that in January (a busy time for tourists), there
were just 3 other people on the whole beach!
The restaurants on the island are also amazing - especially Las Brisas,
which is just a 5 minute walk from the cottage. It can be an expensive
place if you decide to have the steak or lobster ($30-$40), but you can also
get some great pasta, burgers, and chicken sandwiches for $12-15. The gas
station that is just a 1 minute drive away also has a convenience store and
they sell alcohol (except on Sundays). There is a big grocery store close
to the airport (about 5 minutes away).
All in all, I would highly recommend choosing one of these cottages if you
are visiting the island. We would have had to spend 5 to 10 times as much
for a unit in Grace Bay that had the kind of view that we did. The owner
David and the property manager Thashena were both amazing people to deal
with - thank you so much to both of them for giving us the most relaxing
vacation we have had in the past 10 years!