Northwest Point Resort
Submitted: August 10, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
This resort is off the beaten track.
You do need a vehicle if you want to see the rest of the island.
That being said, the resort is clean and well kept. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Joe's unit had everything you would need if you did not go to a restaurant to eat.
If you enjoy your privacy, this is the place. There were always available chairs and umbrellas at the pool and beach. Most times we had the beach to ourselves.
Now, the important stuff.
Driving on the left and going backwards on roundabouts, ended up being a piece of cake after about 5 minutes. Don't be intimidated. The traffic is nothing compared to NA. However, the island motto 'beautiful by nature' should be changed to 'the land of potcakes and potholes'.
Restaurants and grocery stores are everywhere. Don't be fooled by thinking you have to go to Grace Bay and the IGA. Island Paradise Grocery is closer. The closest restaurants to the resort are Sailing Paradise (best food), Da Conch Shack, Horse Eye Jacks(best bar atmosphere).They are all on Blue Hills rd.(first paved intersection from the resort). Mothers Pizza is also a great deal and good pizza.Owned by a Manitoban, it is in the Downtown area (not to be confused with Grace Bay).
Beaches are everywhere. If you enjoy unspoiled and few people go to Sapodilla bay beach, Or Long Bay Beach. If you want truly deserted beaches go to Pirates Cove (West Harbour Bluff). Also, Malcolm Beach, but when you get there, walk 300 metres south to the Amanyara Resort Beach, it is beautiful and secluded. All beaches on Provo are public. Unfortunately, access is private.
We rented a jeep for a day and visited the aforementioned beaches , plus several more.Joes vehicle is great for around town, but a lot of the back roads to secluded beaches have rocks the size of softballs or deep sand. Plus, the jeep with top down was a blast! We recommend Rent a Buggy. $95 a day (24hr period) taxes in,unlimited mileage, plus gas for a brand new Wrangler. You can go ANYWHERE on the island.
For snorkelers, go 1K north on the resort beach. You will see where the weeds part and you can swim out to the ocean. You only need to go out 50 metres and stay to the left. Got some great clear pictures. Or, go to Smiths Reef at Turtle Cove. Park on the side of the road before 68 Coconut Rd, and take the path to the beach. Swim out to the white bouy and you are there.
There is so much to do that 8 days was not near long enough. We will go back!
Owner's Response: Todd & Donna,
Thank you so much for te great review. I know you enjoyed the island and the resort from our conversations while you were on the island. Thanks for selecting our Vacation Hideaway.
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