The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Protectorate comprising 40 islands and cays, of which 8 are inhabited year round. Geographically part of the Bahamas Island chain, the Turks and Caicos Islands are approximately 575 miles southeast of Miami and about 60 miles southeast of the Bahamas. To the left, you can see a stunning picture of the Turks and Caicos Islands taken from space by NASA's Space Shuttle astronauts. The shallow and protected turquoise waters that surround the Islands give way further out from shore to the deep azure blue waters of the Caribbean Ocean.
Providenciales, or Provo as the locals call it, is the tourism hub of this small island nation, featuring luxury resorts and vacation villas, numerous restaurants ranging from casual to elegant, relaxing spas, upscale shopping, and water sports and activities galore. The Provo Golf Club championship golf course is 15 minutes from the villa, and amazing scuba diving in the coral reefs and warm clear waters is just off shore. Provo was named the 2011 #1 Beach Destination in the World by Trip Advisor, and has won numerous top beach accolades for the past several years from Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast.
Sapphire Sunsets Beach Villa is located in the quiet residential area of Sapodilla Bay on the south shore of the island, away from the hustle and bustle of the resorts located at Grace Bay on the north shore. While offering seclusion and an escape from the hassles of everyday life, the villa is still only a 15-minute drive to a fully-stocked North American style grocery store, as well as over 50 restaurants and dozens of shops.