My recommendation: go to Las Brisas for lunch and enjoy the amazingly beautiful views of chalk... read more
We would love to live on TCI, but unfortunately we are still making our living on mainland US. I can answer some of your questions based upon our visit in Jan./Feb., 2018. Kayaking on Chalk Sound was pleasurable and easy in... More
We would love to live on TCI, but unfortunately we are still making our living on mainland US. I can answer some of your questions based upon our visit in Jan./Feb., 2018. Kayaking on Chalk Sound was pleasurable and easy in the morning, but the winds pick up by 12:00-2:00. These are generally easterly winds, and can become quite brisk on some days. Grace Bay is not what I would consider a good area for kayaking due to choppy water and winds. Although there are reports of people snorkeling in the sound, I felt the water clarity wasn't as good as I like, so we chose to go to the north end of the island at Smith's Reef... although the winds can pick up here as well. Be sure to check the wind forecast and go early no matter where you snorkel. Sapodilla Bay and (my favorite) Taylor Bay are both beautiful, relatively quiet beaches. They are located on Chalk sound, but on the Sea-side. There is no way to paddle a kayak around from Sound to Sea. Good restaurants within 5-10 minute drive from Chalk Sound include Las Brisis and Bugaloos (and they both offer views of the water while you can enjoy your adult-flavored beverages) But keep in mind that TCI is a small island; if you are planning to have cars, you can get to 95% of the good restaurants with a quick 20-25 minute drive. Travel distances to restaurants weren't a major consideration when we made our eating choices. I hope you enjoy your trip as much as we did; TCI is a beautiful island.