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“Beautiful view & history”
Review of Pirate's Cove

Pirate's Cove
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the cove via boat and could not even have imagined the beautiful view from the top. So peaceful and quite, such a beautiful nature spot.

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Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

This adventure is not for everyone, but we loved it. Long bumpy road leads to lovely smooth (for here) road through the mangroves. Then you take a right at the end on a tire trail path as far as you can. And, then, you get out and hike a short distance over rough terrain to the coolest thing ever! You can see a little cove, you can see the ocean, over to your right you can see the coast of the island, but it looks and feels like you are alone on the island. Then you spot the top of the ladder. Climb down into the little cave, open on one side to a cove, imagine your pirate ship riding at anchor out in the deeper water. This was fun.

3  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

We headed over here earlier today. Before I start, PLEASE BRING PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER TO TAKE!

The 6 mile road to the location is incredibly bumpy and even being in a 4x4 we struggled to go over 20mph without fearing for the axles snapping.

It's recommended to wear suitable shoes (Not flip flops) for the walk up to the Cove as there are sharp rocks and various cacti around.

We arrived at the Cove and saw the old 1842 pirate carvings in the stone which were fascinating. Before we climbed down the ladder (Very sturdy by the way) We were lucky to spot 2 Eagle Rays AND a shark in the waters below. Also we saw a mother, father and baby Osprey in the nest nearby on the Rock just off the main land. We have some great pictures too.

The cove itself is quite small, but there's something mesmerizing about the location and staring out into the crystal blue waters is just breath taking.

I would recommend seeing this area if you are physically fit and love a good view, otherwise you may find it too hot as the sun really does burn down on you (We went in winter!)

10/10, would visit again.

5  Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

Pirate's Cove is a most pleasant visit to do, with great viewpoints on the Chalk Sound islands on the way to the cave... If you pick the best road to get there! Most people use the Tom Lightbourne Road descending from the north west end of the Millenium Highway. It is feasible, but quite rough, especially if you have a small car. The road form the airport is in much better condition, and offers splendid points of view. The only difficulty is to know your directions. So I include two maps to make it easy as ABC once you reach the dirt road from the airport.
To reach it, from the Leeward Highway, take the Millenium Highway (towards the North). You will soon see a large boat store on your left side. Turn left (West) on the road that is right after the boat store. Continue straight ahead until you reach the side of the airport. The asphalt road then turns square to the left. In that corner, leave the asphalt road to take the white dirt road. You will only find the first 20 feet rough. The rest is excellent until the Pirate's Cove. See the two maps attached. Not only this road is in much better condition, but you will also enjoy the spectacular views. Just use the two maps I attached. Have a great visit!
By the way, if you want to see the old engravings at the Pirate's Cove, they are a short walk East from the entrance of the cave where the ladder is. Just look for the highest point a few steps away. The engravings are there on the ground.

17  Thank BM-Globe-Trotter
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Reviewed 16 January 2015

As part of a boat tour package (through Silly Creek Sports, which was also excellent), we stopped at Pirate's Cove. It offered beautiful ocean views, some climbing on rocks and ladders, and even historical pirate treasure maps (authenticated back to the early 1800s). A highlight of our trip to Providenciales, and a perfect location for a family photo!

1  Thank Tom and Cleda G
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