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The sight of the shallow, crystal-clear turquoise waters of Chalk Sound National Park never fails to dazzle visitors as it comes into view upon their aircraft's approach to the island. With an increasing number of new visitors arriving each year, Provo, as the island is commonly called, is a top Caribbean destination. But don't worry. There's plenty of gorgeous beaches and world-class services to go around. Although you may start to believe that every road leads to a large, luxurious resort, there are plenty of sections of beach where you can escape the din. Most of the modern resorts, exquisite spas, water-sports operators, shops, restaurants, and the island's only golf course are scattered along the north shore, fringed by the exquisite stretch of Grace Bay Beach. And even though almost all of the country's grand condominium resorts are found on Provo, it's still possible to find deserted stretches of ivory-white shoreline, particularly on the more secluded southern shores and western tip of the island.

Although you may be quite content enjoying the beachscape and top-notch amenities on Provo, it's also a great jumping-off point for island-hopping tours by sea or by air, as well as both fishing and diving trips. The well-maintained road network enables you to get around easily and make the most of the main tourism and sightseeing spots. Just beware: driving is on the left-hand side!

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