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A few Things to do on the Island
Enjoying the Beach
As with all beaches in the TCI, the Bristol Hill beach is open to the public but unlike most other beaches on the Island, there is no public access point to the beach from the roads. As a result, the beach is private and only shared among the few other multimillion dollar Villas located along its length. The entire 200 foot white sand beach front in front of the Villa is part of the grounds which is conveniently equipped with Villa umbrellas , chairs and water craft. The beach also has WIFI and telephone access for those who are on a working holiday.
Using the Villa kayaks you can venture out along the shoreline or go far into the bay and visit the small Islands. One of the Islands has small sand beaches and the children should know that there are old stories of treasure having being left by pirates on one of them- no one has found it yet. For the less brave, there is also a paddle boat that can carry 3 to 4 people and can be used to cruise the calm waters of the bay.
The water in front of the Villa is both very calm and pleasantly shallow at both high and low tide. It is ideal for small children and has the advantage that the water is always comfortably warm. Fish, turtles, star fish, conchs and other sea life are often seen in these waters.
The bay in front of the Villa and Flamingo lake on the north side of the road as one travels to the Villa are well known by sports fishermen as excellent bone fishing locations.
Kite boarding and windsurfing
The bay in front of the Villa is a well known kite boarding area and while well known it is not that popular because access is very limited and requires access through private property. In your case, it is in the front yard. Lessons and rental equipment are available on the Island.
The Night Sky
On the south side of the Island where the Villa is located there is no light pollution. On cloudless nights, the view of the sky is quite spectacular. Shooting stars and the odd passing satellite are clearly visible.
Relax in a room with a view
While not on the beach, the screened gazebo provides panoramic beach views from 3 stories above the beach.
SOME SHOPPING AND SERVICES
Please note that there are many other providers on Providenciales, most of whom may be found in the local telephone book. These below are the ones we generally use and like ourselves.
GroceryIGA Graceway Supermarket, Leeward Highway
LiquorIGA Supermarket or Wine Cellar, Leeward Highway
Pizza take out Pizza Pizza, Cinema Plaza, Leeward HighwayTel: (649) 232-1068
Hardware Do It Centre, Leeward Highway
MedicalAssociated Medical Practices, Medical Building,Leeward Highway Tel: (649) 946-4242
DentistMedical Building, Leeward highwayTel: (649) 946-4321
BookstoreUnicorn Books, Leeward Highway, by IGATel: (649) 941-5458
Animal RescueTCSPCA, Susie Turn, Leeward HighwayTel: (649) 941-8846
Dive Companies located at or near the villa - South Side marina
Caicos Adventures(649) 941-3346
Provo Turtle Divers(649) 946-4232
Flamingo Divers(649) 946-4193
Ocean Vibes(649) 331-1104
Horse back ocean tour
Provo Ponies 649-241-6350
Underwater tours with submarine/boat
A few Restaurants and bars
The islands main industry is tourism and there are literally dozens of restaurants and bars to choose from. Most advertise in the various island magazine s(see links above), but here are just a few favorites:
Bob's Bar, At South Side Marina. Situated up the driveway overlooking the marina.
Da Conch Shack, Blue Hills Road. Very casual island style on beach Conch and seafood only. Recommended for lunch.(649) 649946-8877
Las Brisis restaurant - recommended during sunlight so to see chalk sound
Mango Reef, Grace Bay. Resort poolside restaurant and bar. Best lunch menu on island.(649) 946-8200 http://www.mangoreef.com/
Coco Bistro, Grace Bay. Expensive, but for a great night out in a tropical garden setting, can’t be beaten.(649) 946-5369
Sibonne (Bay Bistro), Grace Bay. Pleasant lunch time venue, excellent evening menu. Also serves excellent Breakfast with best view on island.(649) 946-5547
Caicos Cafe, Grace Bay. Recently changed ownership from French to Italian. Excellent menu, especially appetizers.
Vino Tiempo, Grace Bay. Sophisticated, quiet and comfortable Wine bar. Light but delicious appetizers only.(649) 946-8466
Vix, Grace Bay. next door to Vino Tiempo. Interestingly different menu. Good for lunch or supper.