Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay is a narrow strip of pristine tropical beach that has formed between two uninhabited cays. Not so long ago these little Caribbean sand islands were separated by a channel, but this has since filled with beautiful beach.
On the northern side of the sandy strip is a sheltered stretch of the Atlantic. The beach here is protected by a barrier reef not far from shore making the warm, shallow turquoise water ideal for swimming. The other side of the beach is even more sheltered and there is a shallow lagoon with even warmer water.
The beach is backed by low limestone cliffs at either end and a variety of vegetation including palm trees and Casuarina trees. Combined with the complete lack of development at Half Moon Bay the beach has a remote, wild feeling - despite being just over a mile from Providenciales. In fact there is no shortage of wildlife here with herons, pelicans and even ospreys frequenting the lagoon. A more unexpected visitor may be one of the rock iguanas that inhabit Little Water Cay, or Iguana Island to give it its other name!
Getting to Half Moon Bay requires a short boat trip from Provo and there are many companies offering day trips. Alternatively you can grab a kayak or paddle board and make your own way over. Either way it is pretty much guaranteed you won’t have to share this beautiful Caribbean beach with many others.
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