Turks And Caicos: Day 3

August 3, 2018

I truly did not believe we could find a more beautiful beach than Sapodilla Bay, so my expectations for the next beach we would be visiting — Taylor Bay — were low. When you have found the perfect spot on your vacation do you keep returning or do you venture out to different locations? As I have gotten older, I have found that I like to return to places that steal my heart, however, since we had five days left we decided to explore.

Like Sapodilla Bay, Taylor Bay is found off the south coast of Providenciales, near Chalk Sound. The main access for this beach is on Ocean Point Drive and there is limited parking for about eight vehicles. A 440 foot walking path leads from the road to the beach. The brief walk provides a vibrant look at the local tropical flora and fauna.

This scenic beach is only about 2000 feet 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 choice when visiting with children of any age.

Let me just say this, within seconds of standing on the beach, both my husband and I declared that this was the most beautiful in the Turks and Caicos! There are no ifs, ands, and buts. In fact, we were so charmed that the next time we visit, we are definitely renting a house there.

Joaquín was in heaven on earth and totally living his best life! How good does sunshine, salt water, and sand look on this boy?

Taylor Bay, Turks and Caicos

Taylor Bay, Turks and Caicos

This was my first time traveling in over a decade where I left my DSLR camera at home and just relied on my iPhone. It was really nice to not have to lug my huge camera bag everywhere for once and I was able to capture some candid photos of my son, who is often camera shy. Having said that, the quality of photos is definitely not the same. Nonetheless, Joaquín’s joy still radiates in the following pictures no matter what.

Taylor Bay, Turks and Caicos

Out of the corner of our eyes, we spotted a gigantic unicorn float. Thankfully, the owners let Joaquín play with it for over an hour, as he was smitten with it. Once we later returned to the States, we found the unicorn float on Amazon for less than $50 and bought it immediately.

After half a day in the ocean, our son barely made it to our beach chair before he passed out under the umbrella.

Taylor Bay, Turks and Caicos

Adjacent to Taylor Beach is Las Brisas restaurant. Please listen to me when I tell you that this place cannot be missed if you are traveling in the Turks and Caicos. The food is fresh, the drinks are cold, there is free wifi, and the view will truly take your breath away! Not to mention, the service is phenomenal.

When we finally returned home, we decided to have some fun around our gorgeous villa before watching the sunset while cooking al fresco.

Rockspray Villa
Providenciales, Turks And Caicos

Providenciales, Turks And Caicos
I cannot put into words how relaxed I was by this point in the trip. I felt completely disconnected from all the stresses in my life. I was enjoying every moment rather than focusing on the past and future. I definitely fell asleep that night with a gigantic smile on my face.



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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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