Viva la Providenciales from our new, second story, 1 BR Apt with private entrance on a point overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Long Bay Beach (a kiteboarder's paradise) & Iron Shore! Enjoy breathtaking views of sunrise & sunset surrounded by water & island decor. Amenities include cozy Living Area, gourmet Kitchen with SS dishwasher, microwave, range, full size refrigerator/freezer/ice maker; Washer/dryer; Bedroom with queen size bed & Loft; Ensuite bathroom with bubble glass shower & large mirror closet; Furnished deck with BBQ; Pool; Air-conditioning; TV & Internet. Swim the coves, snorkel the reefs, fish the shallows, kiteboard or partake in boating & a variety of water sport activities. A short easy drive brings you to marinas, restaurants, shops, Provo Golf Club, Casablanca Casino, Grace Bay and secluded beaches. For more adventure, travel to North & Middle Caicos on the nearby TCI Ferry. The natural setting of our property gives true meaning to the Beautiful by Nature theme of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
ECO-TOURISM: Big Blue Unlimited is the premier company for water sports and eco-tourism adventure in the islands. We recommend them for visiting the coral reefs, exploring outer islands and discovering the history and culture of the region. The waters are crystal clear and the marine life is outstanding. Whether kayaking or paddle boarding in the mangrove shallows, kite boarding on the bays, snorkeling the barrier reef, diving the drop-off walls, bicycling in North Caicos, exploring the caves of Middle Caicos or visiting the National Trust's Iguana sanctuary on Little Water Key , the multi talented and knowledgeable staff at Big Blue will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Contact them for more detailed information.
RESTAURANTS: Provo is a treasure trove of eating experiences, Ranging from reasonable to expensive, there are choices for every palate; Caribbean, Fusion, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese, Moroccan, Tex-Mex and Thai to name a few. Savor local fare at the Tiki Hut overlooking Turtle Cove Marina, the contemorary Caribbean cuisine of Coyoba in their tropical garden setting, the al fresco Mediterranean fare in the deck style Caicos Cafe, Yoshi's world class sushi in Salt Mills or the fish tacos at Somewhere on top of Coral Gardens. Combine excellent food with atmosphere as you watch the sunset from Hemingways on Grace Bay, the blues of Chalk Sound from La Brisas, or the canopy of palm trees over your table at Coco Bistro. Everywhere you go, don't hesitate to order conch in chowder, finger, fritter, salad, saute or saviche form. Provo is the world's largest producer of conch, and each chef has their own recipe. For complete information on all restaurants, see the 'Where When How' and 'Discover' Magazines available at the airport and the IGA and Graceway Gourmet Supermarkets.
SIGHTSEEING: To explore the 37.5 square miles and appreciate what Provo has to offer, look no further than Grace Bay Car Rentals. Their affordable service provides free airport pick up and drop off, and their helpful staff will orient your stay. Having a car will enable you to see the breathtaking views at the end of Tiger Tail, the spectacular blues of Chalk Sound and its picturesque tiny islands, the Tidal Flats of Juba Sound from Sea Sage Hill Road in Long Bay, and the elevations of Blue Hills. Beachcombers can travel to the secluded beaches of Long Bay, Pelican Beach, Blue Hills and Northwest Point. Snorkelers can venture to Coral Gardens and Smiths Reefs on the Lower Bight. The Grace Bay curious can explore all 12 miles of beach and resorts, sampling a full range of amenities. Golfers can play the nearby18 hole championship Provo Golf Club with tropical water features, driving range and first class restaurant. The food lover will make frequent trips to the nearby Graceway Gourmet to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, carefully prepared in house specialties and hearth oven baked pizza..
We have always been interested in finding out as much as possible about the places we visited. We found that spending a day or 2 of our vacation with a real estate agent was a good way to get around. When our children were born, we discovered that renting an apartment or cottage in the Caribbean made for a very easy and enjoyable vacation. After exploring many islands, a friend recommended Turks and Caicos. On the spur of the moment, we made reservations and found ourselves on Providenciales. After doing our usual look see with a real estate agent, we went out on our own. One day we drove to the end of a dirt road, parked and walked up to look at the view. We were overwhelmed by the site surrounding us. The water was the most beautiful shade of turquoise we had ever seen; the breeze was gentle and cooling on a hot summer day; the vegetation was low and windswept like bonsai; the view of water to the horizon in front, Long Bay to our right and North and Middle Caicos to our left was the most spectacular we had ever seen. There were no for sale signs, and we soon learned that the property was not even for sale. That did not deter us, and in 2000 we became owners of this piece of paradise. The story of how we went about acquiring it and eventually building Villa Kendara is for another day.