n ideal way to explore the incredible turquoise hues and sights of the Chalk Sound National Park, Las Brisas Restaurant’s boat tour has been a favorite attraction of visitors to the Turks and Caicos for decades.
Whether you’d prefer a mid-day snorkeling adventure or an evening sunset cruise, Las Brisas Tours offers a variety of options to satisfy every visitor. Located on the waters of Chalk Sound, Las Brisas is also conveniently located close to Sapodilla Bay and Taylor Bay, making a boat tour the perfect activity for visitors staying near those areas.
The restaurant’s partially shaded pontoon boat offers comfortable seating for guests, who are also provided with light refreshments and water as they cruise the beautiful waters of Chalk Sound.
Chalk Sound National Park
Found in the southwestern region of Providenciales, Chalk Sound is a protected national park with stunning shallow waters peppered with hundreds of tiny rock islands. The brilliant hues of blue are created by a refraction of sunlight off the limestone sand and particles of the area. While the majority of Chalk Sound is land-locked, a winding channel connects it to the ocean as well as the Caicos Banks on the south shore of Providenciales.
The tour of the national park begins at Las Brisas Restaurant and lasts about two hours. Suitable for visitors of all ages, the tour includes a range of sights and activities to accommodate every guest.
During your tour, you’ll likely spot rock iguanas, which are indigenous to the Turks and Caicos and reside in the rock crevices on Chalk Sound. As you take in the incredible sights of the lagoon, you’ll also learn about the history of the national park, its surrounding landmarks, and the local wildlife from highly knowledgeable and friendly crew.
If you’d like an underwater experience, you’re in luck—the tour also includes stops at a few snorkeling sites, allowing you the opportunity to explore the picturesque waters of the lagoon in closer detail.
On calm and sunny days, Chalk Sound is one of the best areas in the Turks and Caicos for paddle water sports such as kayaking and paddleboarding. If you’re seeking an adventure or simply want to explore the scenic waters of Chalk Sound at your own pace, consider renting a kayak or paddleboard from Las Brisas Tours.
Las Brisas Restaurant
After your tour, you can sit back and relax with a cocktail or a delicious meal at the Las Brisas Restaurant overlooking Chalk Sound. The Las Brisas Restaurant offers Mediterranean, Caribbean, and tapas style dishes in a peaceful setting. Whether you’re after a fine dining experience or a simple lunch, the restaurant’s extensive menu is sure to have something to suit your palate.
If you’re looking to continue exploring the tranquil waters of the Turks and Caicos after your tour has ended, both Sapodilla Bay and Taylor Bay can be found just off the south coast of Providenciales near Chalk Sound. Sapodilla Bay is an approximately 900-foot stretch of sheltered beach with shallow, calm, and clear waters, making it an ideal choice for families with young children.
Sapodilla Bay can be accessed either through a shared access with the Sapodilla Bay Hill rock inscriptions trail, or at the northern end of the beach.
Taylor Bay, meanwhile, comprises about 2,000 feet of pristine beach and boasts calm and shallow waters with little to no currents or under pulls. And while there are a number of villas in the area, Taylor Bay rarely attracts large crowds, making it the perfect stop for a quiet and calm beach day.
The main access point for Taylor Bay can be found just off of Ocean Point Drive. A short walking path will take you directly to Taylor Bay from Ocean Point Drive.