Providenciales Island Things to Do

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    Enjoy a Sunset Catamaran Cruise

    by LadyRVG Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    During our Honeymoon in 2009 Chris and I enjoyed a Sunset Catamaran cruise aboard the Kitty Kat. A few friends from work had chipped in for this as a Honeymoon surprise; which was very sweet of them.

    Our cruise began early around 2:30pm; since it was November and the sun does set earlier at that time of year. We boarded with six other couples which was nice; not crowded at all. As we pulled out the DJ began pumping the island music and the open bar was in full swing serving every type of cocktail. Chris and I made friends with another couple on the cruise Steve and Anna so we had a seat with them while enjoying some Turks Head Lager.

    It really was beautiful seeing Grace Bay from the water and watching the beach slowly fade in the distance. It was amazing to see all the resorts that dotted the beach and to see how long of a walk we took when we went to the Grace Bay Club. It was a perfectly clear day with blue skies, nice sunshine and water that was a color wheel of different blue hues. I couldn’t have asked for a better moment with my new husband as we sailed into the awaiting sunset.

    I usually get motion sickness due to inner ear damage from childhood but didn’t feel sick until they shut of the motor and went to sails. It didn’t take long for me to hightail it to the back center of the boat to stabilize my equilibrium. Fortunately for me this always works well and the nausea passed so we could continue to enjoy our cruise.

    As the sunset; the sky turned some amazing colors before it sunk low into the water line and became invisible. Then came the stars….what an amazing background to sail back to the pier; with the twinkling of stars in the new night sky. This will always be a special memory of our honeymoon.

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    Relax in the Adults Only Jacuzzi

    by cjg1 Updated Dec 2, 2011

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    You would think staying at a family resort such as Beaches would mean kids running wild everywhere….but it is not the case. The resort sets aside adult only areas for the grown ups to relax kid free. The property has an adults only Jacuzzi right on the beach line in the Caribbean Village. This is a perfect spot to relax at night under the stars without kids bobbling about.

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    Enjoy a Sunset Catamaran Cruise

    by cjg1 Updated Sep 22, 2010

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    As a gift; one of Liz's friends booked us on a sunset catamaran cruise aboard the Kitty Kat. We boarded the catamaran at 2:30pm and set sail for cruise around Grace Bay. There were 6 other people aboard the catamaran so it was not crowded at all. The catamaran had a full bar serving drinks and well as a DJ playing some tunes.

    It was a perfect day weather wise with blue skies and just a touch of wind. Liz and I found some seats and got some drinks (two Turks Head Lagers). As we pulled away from the dock the resort became smaller and smaller. The water was relatively calm and very beautiful. I liked watching how the water changed from light blue and then to dark blue as we sailed further out. Sitting on deck and seeing the sights from the water was wonderful. Liz and I enjoyed spotting places we had walked along the beach and how different they looked from the water. A few other boats and kayaks were in the area as we sailed by.

    It was such a nice experience relaxing with my wife and watching the sky change colors and the sun set . Even though there were other on the boat we felt as if it was just the two of us. It was another magical experience of our honeymoon and a memory that will last a lifetime.

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    Build Some Sand Castles

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    One of the fun activities on the beach was building sand castles. There was always a group building something on the beach. Everyone we met was friendly and welcomed us to help out fetching sand or water for the castles. Some structures were really quite nice and it was amazing how talented some of the sculptures are.

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    Relax in a Hammock

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    I love Hammocks and try to find one wherever we travel. Our resort had a multitude of hammocks on the property; at the beach, in the gardens, overlooking the pool. Liz and I enjoyed swinging away in several of the hammocks and enjoying life.

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    The French Gardens

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    The French Garden were Versailles inspired with beautiful flowers, manicured lawns and statuary throughout. Several stone benches throughout the gardens provided a nice place to sit, relax and watch some of the many butterflies fly around the garden. There were also several birds and cats roaming the garden grounds.

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    The Conch Festival

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    We were happy to find out when we arrived in Provo that the Conch Festival was on November 28th in the Blue Hills. There were advertisements all over the resort about the Festival and its events. Liz and I decided to take a cab to the festival (at a whopping $60). After a traffic filled taxi ride; we were let off right outside of the Three Queen’s Bar & Restaurant. The area was packed with locals and tourist alike clamoring to get to vendors or see events. The music was blaring and dancing was breaking out everywhere. It felt like Mardi Gras.

    Food competitions such as: Categories include Best Conch Salad, Best Conch Chowder, Best Specialty Conch, Best Presentation and Best in Show were big crowd pleasers. Apparently the local restaurants are very competitive and work all year long to perfect their recipes.

    The Mojito competition was something we had to see since we had sampled the Hemingway's Raspberry Mojito entry just days prior to the competition. They didn't win any prizes but I wasn't shocked considering their competition was from some of the higher end resorts.

    Competitions such as conch cracking and conch blowing were also occurring. The conch blowing contest was fun with seeing who could make the best noise come out of the shell. Crafts and local vendors sold souvenirs and food as well as a visit from Santa Claus.

    It was a fun event and we were glad to have seen it even though the cab was expensive.

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    Pirates Island Waterpark

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    Pirates Island Waterpark is the main attraction for the kids and kid at heart types staying at Beaches. The waterpark has several waterslides, flowrider, a lazy river, pool, jacuzzi and fountains for the smaller children to run through. Despite the big "kid" theme to it; we found the waterpark full of adults as well.

    The waterpark had a hot dog station if anyone wanted a dog in between slides. There was also an ice cream man with a cart full of ice pops and ice cream cups. We enjoyed several treats from the ice cream cart when we were here.

    Liz and I enjoyed the water slides here especially the tube slide which was so much fun. We loved floating around the lazy river which was very relaxing.

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    Take a Dip in the Caribbean Pools

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    The Caribbean Village section of the resort had two small pool areas with jacuzzis. The pools were less crowded than the Trevi or Italian pools on the other side of the resort. The Caribbean pools were used for water volleyball games and water aerobics in the morning and early afternoon hours. We only managed to swim here once since we enjoyed the heated Trevi pool and the Riviera pool the best.

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    Take a Dip in the Riviera Pool

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    The Riviera Pool is the zero entry pool located in the French Village. The pool is surrounded by the lush gardens of the French Village. Cabanas and lounge chairs surround the perimeter of the pool. An Italian colonnade with large terrace overlooks the pool on one end. The other end has the swim up pol bar and lounge area. The pool is very large with a separate kiddie pool on one side, a large jacuzzi and a pool bar. The pool is shallow with the greatest depth being five feet. Plenty of floating mats in tropical colors are available at either end of the pool for guests.

    Liz and I enjoyed swimming in the French pool/ It was less crowded than the other pools and closer to our room. Relaxing on a mat with a tropical drink and floating through the pool was a favorite activity of ours. We met several couple during our honeymoon and had fun sitting around the pool bar enjoying some drinks and discussing our life.

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    Take a Dip in the Trevi Pool

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    Liz taking a dip in the Trevi pool
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    The Trevi pool was the only heated pool in the resort as well as being the largest. The pool was a zero entry pool with a large hot tub at one end as well as a separate kiddie pool. The pool par and tower were at one end of the pol closest to the beach. The pool had several dolphin fountains surrounding the pool as well as Italian statues. The area surrounding the pool had plenty of lounge chairs and cabanas to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.

    I enjoyed the heated pool especially at night. The pool was the busiest one in the resort but it never seems crowded or overwhelming to me. There was always plenty of chairs to lounge on and the pool bar service was excellent. It was fun to swim in the pool, enjoy a drink or just lounge.

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    Tasty Beachside Cocktails

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    Nothing says Yum more than a cold drink while sitting on the beach. The drinks here were especially good and well made. My wife made it a point to try a different cocktail everyday; some were good and some were just plain odd....Oh well it's good to try new things.

    Sitting on the beach with a daiquiri, margarita or beer in hand was a nice way to relax and enjoy the day.

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    Snorkel

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    Snorkeling was a free activity at our resort. Snorkel equipment was kept at the Water Sports Desk. We were able to give our room number and sign out the equipment. Snorkel areas were designated by red buoys in the water. There were both man made and natural reefs. Our first day of snorkeling we didn't see much in the water. A few small silver fish drifted by. Our second day snorkeling had a larger variety of fish and sand dollars. It was a fun experience and Liz's first time snorkeling ever.

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    Grace Bay

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    The gorgeous water and beach
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    Grace Bay is the perfect area for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts .
    Grace Bay is full of activity: catamarans, snorkeling, scuba, swimming, kayaks and just lounging on the beach. Grace Bay is part of the Princess Alexandra National Park and therefore enjoys enforced protection by law. No jet skis or water-skiing is allowed due to the reefs. The reefs provide protecting from rough surf which makes the beach area quite calm and safe for adults and children to swim without worry.

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    Relax on the Beach

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    I was never a big fan of laying out on the beach until this trip. The beaches were lined with lounge chairs. Some chairs have umbrellas and some are under "clam shell" type shaded structures. Most days we found a clam shell or an umbrella section to lounge under. Liz is more of a sun person than me so she'd drag a chair down to the water in the early morning before the sun got too strong for a little early morning rest. Liz had books and I had my kindle to read which was a perfect lazy activity for us. When we weren't in the water we enjoyed relaxing with a drink, reading, taking a cat nap or talking. The view of the water and the sound of the waves was a soothing was to relax and forget about the world.

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