FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What time is check in?
A. Check-in at Long Bay Beach House is from 3 pm, check-out time is 11 am. Early check-in / late check-out may be available by prior arrangement.
Q. What is the maximum number of people?
A. Stone Cottage comfortably sleeps 12 people in 1 King size bed and 5 Queen size beds in a 4 bedroom configuration with 3.5 bathrooms. The King and single Queen bedrooms are on the main floor. Downstairs there are two en suite bedrooms, each furnished with 2 queen beds and each with their own private entrance.
Q. How far is the Beach?
A. Right out the front door is 4 miles of white sand on the Long Bay Beach. The water is shallow with mild to no waves.
Q. Are beach chairs available?
A. Beach chairs and beach towels are supplied.
A. Only one stop and you can take care of all your goceries at the Graceway IGA shopping centrer or the Graceway Gormet shopping center. Open 7 days a week 7 am - 10 pm with everything you can imagine. Souvenir, duty free shops and small art galleries can be found in Grace Bay area within a short drive.
Q. Restaurants on Providenciales
A. Provo offers a great variety of fine and casual restaurants in beautiful out-door settings most within 5 - 10 minutes drive from the Long Bay Beach House. We will be more than happy to give you our recommendations during your stay.
Q. Night Life on Provo
A. You will be undisturbed at the Long Bay Beach House.. However, if you enjoy the occasional night out, you don't have to miss out. A few friendly bars in the main Grace Bay area and Turtle Cove Marina are open late and offer life entertainment mostly on week-ends. There are also a few casinos.
Q. Scuba Diving/ Fishing/ Excursions
A. Pickup and drop-off at your villa can usually be arranged, most companies operate a shuttle service. Turtle Cove and Leeward marinas are within 5 and 10 minutes drive. See Activities Page or please contact us for recommendations or if you require assistance making reservations
Q. Time Zone in the Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands are located in the Eastern Time Zone.
Q. Climate in the Turks and Caicos
A. Temperatures average between 75-85F (24-28C) during the months of November to May, and climb to the mid 90s F (30s C) in June through October. A constant light breeze keeps humidity down to a very comfortable level. A light sweater or jacket may be required in the evenings during December, January and February.
Q. Dress code in the Turks and Caicos
A. There really isn't any... casual, light clothing is perfectly fine at any time. Smart-casual dress may be required by some restaurants, jacket or tie are not necessary.
Q. What currency is used in the Turks and Caicos Islands?
A. The islands' currency is the US $Dollar. MasterCard and Visa as well as Traveller's Cheques issued in US $Dollar are widely accepted. ATM's are located in Grace Bay at the major banks and in the grocery stores.
Q. What is the country code for the Turks and Caicos Islands?
A. To call the Turks and Caicos, dial 1-649 followed by the number.
Q. How can I be reached from home during my stay?
A. The house is equipped with Internet. If you set up Skype on your smart phone or computer you should be fine.
Q. Getting around on Providenciales
A. The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Colony, therefore our driving is done on the left side of the road. However, the car you maybe driving could have right or left hand steering. There are no traffic lights, in place of them there are a series of round-abouts. Approach them with caution and yield to the traffic on the right.
Q. Getting to Providenciales
A. Your drive from Providenciales International Airport (PLS) will take no more than 20 minutes. Taxis are readily available if you haven't arranged for a rental car. Still looking for flights? The following airlines offer direct services to Providenciales:
American Airlines 1-800-433-7300 from Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK)
USAirways 1-800-622-1015 from Charlotte (CLT)
Delta Air Lines 1-800-241 4141 from Atlanta (ATL)
United Airlines from Newark
Jet Blue from JFK New York
West Jet from Toronto
Air Canada 1-888-712-7786 from Toronto (YYZ) during winter/spring months Saturdays only
British Airways UK 0870-850 9 850 from London (LHR) on Sundays