Located on the Southwest side of Provo, stands a beautiful natural lagoon, where the scenery is unique, serene, and colorful. This shallow cove of bright, sparkling turquoise water is dotted with tiny, lush and fertile islands. These island are uninhabited and lush vegetation and jagged limestone formations create an almost surreal natural wonder.
Being that Chalk Sound bears the status of a National Park, no motorized boats are allowed, yielding a particular tranquility about the place. Indeed, you can kayak and explore the wealth of islands, you can sail a boat through the electric, jolt blue waters, or you can just enjoy the vast, 3 mile-stretch of picturesque views during a leisurely lunch at Las Brisas. Whatever you choose to do, Chalk Sound National Park is a must-see on any trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Should you choose to explore via kayak or stand-up paddle-boarding, you are in for an incredible day of discovery, as many of the tiny islets are populated with rock iguanas, who exist by foraging for fruit, plants, prickly pear cactuses and the occasional insect. Indeed, these reptiles run wild all about the islands, yet in the calm and tranquil waters, more surprises can be found. Barracudas, bonefish, stingrays, lemon sharks and the occasional sea turtle will excite any paddling tourist, oh, and did we mention the airplane wreckage? Indeed, there is an old-fashioned, twin-engine airplane wreck that partially sticks out of the water. The wreckage is covered in algae, and it always delights visitors. Should you choose to snorkel, you can get closer to the wreckage, and you might also spot a hint of the underground cave system in the crystal-clear waters. Indeed Chalk Sound yields many treasures and hidden gems for those intrepid enough to hunt for them.
So, for incredible views and electric blue hues, it’s Chalk Sound National Park all the way. Be sure to stop on by on your next trip to the sublime tropical paradise that is the Turks and Caicos Islands. You won’t regret it.