Villa Mariposa is a private oceanfront villa nestled in a half acre of tropical gardens and enjoys panoramic views of the turquoise water of the Caicos Banks. You will find large patios with comfortable furniture, a 48 foot free-form freshwater swimming pool and unobstructed vistas of turquoise waters - you may never want to leave!
Laze to the sound of the sea lapping at the shoreline below, or walk down the steps to the large sea-level deck where you can take the steps into the water for swimming and snorkeling, or take out any of the three double kayaks provided for your pleasure. Don't forget to look for the glow worms from the dock, a few days after the full moon each month, details in the villa's guest book.
Taylor Bay, a large crescent-shaped beach with sugar-white sand which is always quiet and sometimes deserted, is a two–minute stroll from the villa's private driveway. Enjoy a dip in the shallow, calm waters that are ideal for children or enjoy a romantic sunset stroll and cocktails on the beach from your cooler.
Inside the villa, you will find a professionally designed décor with terra cotta floors, wood paneled walls, and 25 foot cathedral ceilings. Mariposa has three lovely bedrooms, each with a full ensuite bathroom. There is an ocean view bedroom with king size bed, a garden view bedroom with queen size bed and a bedroom with two twin beds. Each bedroom is cooled by the wonderful ocean breezes or there is individual air conditioning. The kitchen is fully equipped including a dishwasher, microwave and more. We add upgrades to Mariposa every year; we purchased all new furniture for the great room in 2013 and installed new stone patios in 2014. All the furniture is less than 6 years old.
There are 2 flat screen TVs, DVDs and 4 iPod docking stations. A washer and dryer are available for guest use. Two local cell phones (pre-pay) are provided so that you can keep in touch.
In the Turks and Caicos Islands, you can do as much or as little as you please! Within a short stroll is the private tennis club, where you may play free of charge courtesy of Villa Mariposa. Provo is also home to a beautiful 18 hole golf course; bring your clubs or rent them at the course.
In the islands you will have access to a huge variety of water related activities; world class scuba diving, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, sailing and more. Provo has become a favourite destination for kiteboarding\kitesurfing, and for good reason. Excellent instruction is available and the location .... miles of soft sand and warm shallow water at Long Bay Beach - perfect for beginners and experienced riders alike. Ask us for recommendations on the best school to choose!
The world famous Grace Bay beach is a short drive away. It is consistently rated as one of the best in the world - miles of white sand, some areas have excellent snorkelling right off the beach, you will find fantastic restaurants on the "main stretch" and then miles more that are nearly always deserted. Keep a look out for JoJo!
You can take day trips to other islands to experience all that the Turks and Caicos islands have to offer. Salt Cay for whale watching early in the year, quaint Grand Turk at any time (excellent diving here too!) North and Middle Caicos for even more deserted beaches and pretty coves. There are plenty of friendly people to help you on your way!