Silly Creek is an upscale residential and vacation villa enclave in the Chalk Sound area of Providenciales. The region is located along a narrow peninsula that is edged on the ocean side by the Caicos Banks, and on the interior side by the shallow sound and lagoon of Silly Creek.
Due to Silly Creek’s semi-isolated location, the area tends to be quite quiet and peaceful.
The terrain of Silly Creek is quite scenic. In addition to the brilliant turquoise backdrop of the ocean, the area offers low rolling bluffs, stunted and salt-resistant coastal vegetation and weathered limestone ironshore coastline. One thing to be aware of when venturing off the path in the area is the preponderance of the coral sumac, a small poisonous tree that can cause skin blisters and irritation if touched.
Villas and Vacation Accommodations
Several of the luxury vacation rentals on Providenciales are located in Silly Creek, including the expansive Emerald Cay mansion. This general area also commands some of the higher real estate values on the island.
No restaurants or shops are located in Silly Creek, although they exist in the greater Chalk Sound area a short drive away.
Beaches near Silly Creek
The majority of the coastline at Silly Creek is low limestone ironshore cliff, however, a few very small beaches can be found fronting a few of the homes.
Origin of the Name
Silly Creek is named after George Silly, an Irish entrepreneur who had various business ventures in this area in the early 1900s, including turtle and sponge farming.