Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Where are you from originally? How many years have you lived in Provo?
I was born and raised in Freeport, Bahamas, and have been living happily in Providenciales for 8 years now. I do enjoy heading back home though to visit family and friends, but Provo is an amazing island destination to live and work on.
How do you like to spend your free time in Provo?
Being the resort manager for two very high end luxury resorts on award-winning Grace Bay beach is quite a lot to chew off, but in my free time, I enjoy a good run, or playing softball in my church league. I also enjoy the occasional visit to the family islands of Turks & Caicos – in fact, my recent visit last month (May, 2015) to North and Middle Caicos was very memorable!
What is one “must-do” or “must-see” attraction for tourists to experience in Provo?
With the world’s third largest reef system here in Provo, I often recommend to my guests that they are not to miss the snorkeling here – we help to arrange half or full day tours out on the water, so they can snorkel the reef, island hop and even stop off on deserted beaches.
Also, the ‘downtown’ Grace Bay stretch of Providenciales has some exceptional restaurants! Everything from French to Italian, Indian, Seafood, Caribbean and everything in between – we even have a ‘Thursday night fish fry‘ every week where they can hear toe-tapping local island music, and eat island food – so I encourage visitors to our shores to go on an International culinary adventure right here in Turks and Caicos.
Last but not least, day trips to the family islands of the Turks and Caicos are very enjoyable; in fact, it’s just a half hour (and very scenic!) ferry ride over to North and Middle Caicos where they can rent a car and explore how very different those islands are compared to Providenciales.
Are there any favorite places or things to do that you can recommend for families?
For sure! Families especially enjoy heading out to see the rest of the island by renting a car and exploring other areas and beaches such as Taylor Bay and Sapodilla Bay (great for younger kids as the water is unbelievably shallow and calm) and Long Bay beach (kite boarders doing tricks in the water are a treat to watch).
Stop off for lunch at a local restaurant while the kids play on the sand. Oh, and the kids also love going on the semi-submarine tour where they see all sorts of marine life like sting rays, big fish, turtles and the occasional shark or dolphin – and a mermaid!