It's the end of our second full day on Provo and it's official: TCI has replaced our previous favorite beach vacation spot (Rosemary Beach, FL).
Today was another perfect beach day. Woke up, showered, studied some directions and headed to Las Brisas for lunch. Ziggy's directions got us there easily--thanks!
I wasn't sure what to expect with LB, but--like with everything here--we were blown away. When we first started to see glimpses of Chalk Sound, we literally gasped. There is no way to describe the color without others thinking you're exaggerating. It is literally neon turquoise. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
Las Brisas was great. The food was delicious--it's not all about the view. That said, it was the best view I've ever had during any meal. And the coconut rum cake made it even better.
By the way, I need to take this opportunity to say something: I've read lots of complaints about service in the TCI (at both the Gansevoort and elsewhere) and I just don't get it. These have been the kindest, most genuine people. Everyone has been anxious to please. It's better than the hospitality in a lot of vacation spots we've visited. We've been nothing but impressed.
Back to our day...
Next, we went to Taylor Bay. Again, we found it with the helpful directions. Walked through the path and felt like we were going to some secret garden. Then, you see it: BLUE!
TB was beautiful. There were like 5 other couples there and we felt safe the whole time. Played around in the water, walked out a good bit, but didn't stay very long. There's no shade and no chairs. So, while we are glad to have seen it, we were happy to head back to our cushy shaded beach beds at Gansevoort.
On our way out we decided to drive around and try to find the villa we're renting in January--yes we are already coming back--with my parents. After 10 minutes or so, we found Villa Osprey and, although we did drive up to the house, we resisted the urge to snoop too much. It's in a lovely neighborhood! However, I can't help but wonder if we will miss Grace Bay, the beach, snorkeling at Bight and easy access to all the wonderful restaurants.
Came back to hotel (which we still love, btw) and spent a little time drinking frozen things on our beach lounger. Then, headed down to Bight for our 2nd snorkel session. Had tons of fun--it's addictive! Still a little scared to be far out by ourselves, so we just follow people around. Saw a lot of colorful fish. Still no sharks, turtles or rays. Maybe tomorrow!
More beach time. A swim in the pool. A shower. And then we headed back to Coral Gardens for a casual dinner at Somewhere. We got a seat upstairs on the balcony and had a full view of the ocean at sunset. I got choked up thinking about our view at lunch and our wonderful dinner and how this really is paradise. Best fish tacos ever, too.
Exploring the busier side of GB tomorrow. Haven't been in any shops, so we will see what's that's about. Hoping to play with some Potcake pups! Dinner at Magnolia. Low-key beach day.