Do you recommend renting a car? Yes, we do. Renting a car gives you flexibility to travel on your own schedule. If you want to go out a lot, then the cost will break even with the cost of renting taxis after just a few trips. However, if you plan to stay at the villa during most of your stay, then taxis might work for you. Find a driver at the airport, get his name and rely on him during your vacation if you prefer not to rent a car.
Is there a grocery store near the villa? The main grocery stores are found on Leeward Highway, about 6-10 miles from the villa. However, there is a wonderful convenience store within the Caicos Oil building, CaicosMart, that is a delight during those times when you run out of something! It is within walking distance.
Are there any restaurants within walking distance of the villa? A new restaurant, Las Brisas, has opened directly across the street from Harbour Gates, the community in which Crystal Sands is located. Many of our guests have commented that the food is wonderful, the bar is well stocked and the people are friendly.
Can we rent kayaks? The same folks who run Las Brisas do rent kayaks, by the hour. Big Blue Unlimited will deliver kayaks for the week and then pick them up.
Can we rent a boat anywhere? Captain Bill of Ocean Outback rents his boat.
Should we rent a villa or go to a resort? Renting a villa has some wonderful advantages. Crystal Sands Villa simply has more space than most hotel rooms. For groups or families, the rental cost per person is typically less in a villa. Vacationers can do their own cooking more easily in a villa. Villa rental does require a certain amount of self-sufficiency, however. There is not a staff at the villa. You must be comfortable in being able to care for someone else's home for the time you rent. A resort may have activities, restaurants, spas or shops on site. If you want these kinds of amenities, then a resort is for you.
How do I get to the villa from the airport? The written directions are as follows:
Where is Sapodilla Bay in relation to other areas of the island? Sapodilla Bay is the southernmost beach on Providenciales. Grace Bay Beach, which houses the commercial activities of the island, is on the north side of the island, approximately 7 miles away.
Summary Contacts for the vendors we have mentioned can be found in the Where When How magazine, which we will send you if you make your reservations early enough or which you can pick up at the PLS airport.
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