Things To Do
Princess Alexandra National Park, a marine preserve, includes the reef and encompasses two of the small cays off the northeastern tip of the island; the park’s waters are home to bottlenose dolphins. Another national park encompasses Chalk Sound, a 3-mile- (5-km-) long bay in the southwest whose uniformly turquoise waters contain numerous tiny islets. Northwest Point National Park protects a strip of sea off the northwest coast and includes reefs and breeding grounds for seabirds as well as the pristine and undeveloped Malcolm Roads Beach. Of historical interest are a large number of engravings made on exposed limestone by shipwrecked sailors in the hills near Sapodilla Bay to memorialize the names of their ships. Near Discovery Bay are the ruins of settlers’ homes, including Cheshire Hall, a cotton plantation built by an English settler in the early 19th century. Providenciales has a branch of Turks and Caicos Islands Community College. Area 38 square miles (98 square km). Pop. (2012) including West Caicos, 23,769.
Taylor Bay is found off the south coast of Providenciales, near Chalk Sound and west of Sapodilla Bay. This scenic beach isn't extensive at only about 2000 feet (600 meter) long. Sheltered by the small Ocean Point peninsula from the regular southeast trade winds, the water here is very shallow, calm and clear and is consequently an excellent beach choice when visiting with small children. This beach can be very interesting during very low tides as due to the very shallow water, large patches of sand with intricate patterns are exposed at times. Quite a few rental vacation villas are located in this area, but the beaches rarely sees any crowds. There’s no decent snorkelling nearby. The low sea cliffs that continue on both ends of the beach where the sand stops do shelter a few small fish and soft corals, but you’ll won’t find much more than that. Found nearby is the equally nice Sapodilla Bay, along with the Sapodilla Bay Hill Rock Carvings and Chalk Sound National Park.

Found off the south coast of Providenciales near Chalk Sound, Sapodilla Bay is a 900 foot (275 meter) long stretch of sheltered beach. The water here is very shallow, calm and clear, and is an excellent choice for families and those visiting with small children.

This beach is a 10 mile (16km) drive from the central tourism region and resorts of Grace Bay.

Sapodilla Bay offers an interesting setting. There are luxury vacation villason the beach and surrounding coastal cliffs, private yachts anchor in the bay, and the nearby Chalk Sound area is beautiful.

The ocean water temp in the Turks and Caicos is always great, yet the sheltered coast of Sapodilla Bay and Taylor Bay tend to have even warmer water due to localised heating by the sun.

The world-famous Grace Bay Beach of course sees far more guests, however, Sapodilla Bay can feel a little more crowded on busy days due to the limited extent of the beach.

A Few Words from Our Guests
  • The cottage was very clean upon our arrival. We appreciated the nice beach and bath towels as well as the kitchen extras (foil, spices, etc). If you are a chef, you may be disappointed in the quality of the pots and pans; a few were dented and had the non-stick coating worn off a bit; but they were fine for the limited cooking we did (pasta and jar sauce, burritos, pancakes, etc).
    Deb C.
    Clinton, MA, USA
  • We stayed at this property 3 times now, It is clean, spacious, has everything you need and is located close to everything. The host is wonderful and will make sure your stay in Providenciales is the best vacation you will ever have. We were welcomed with the islands favourite beer and rum punch even virgin punch for the kids!
    Dana & Warren C.
  • We spent 1 week in this well-equipped, clean, conveniently located villa. Every time we needed something, we looked and found it. No detail has been overlooked. Communication between Katherine and Josie was so helpful from booking until the day we left when they helped set up transportation to the airport.
    Sarah M.
    Mansfield, Ohio
  • Based on our 11 years of experience, we\’ve recommended TC Villas to many friends. Several have already rented. Our most recent recommendation happened last weekend. We try to keep Indianapolis people coming your way.
    Bruce and Cheri
    Indianapolis
  • The house was lovely and very clean. It included a lot of little extras that we didn't expect. It was like having our own home there instead of an impersonal hotel. The beds and linens were very comfortable and the house was beautifully decorated. We rented their SUV which worked out well since we wanted to take a paddle board to other locations.
    Frank H.
    Clarksboro, NJ
  • We were greeted by the lovely Jocelyn who had made the best Rum Punch I have ever had. It was a great way to start our vacation. The weather was amazing, the ocean temperature nice and warm, you can see you toes in the sand while you stand up in deep water up to your neck. It is super clean and we swam and/or floated for hours.
    Sandy Toronto
    Ontario
  • My husband and I stayed in the Sweet Escape Villa from the 13th of January through to the 20th. The Villa is just as pictured- spacious, clean and supplied with everything one needs to feel right at home. The bathrooms and bedrooms are beautifully done in the colours of the Caribbean and the living room/family room is large and comfortable!
    Mel & Jackie
    Whitby, ON