Kew Town is a community that is located in central Providenciales. The area is found between the Downtown and Blue Hills districts, and is primarily residential. Some small shops, restaurants, and service businesses are also found in the community, mainly on the Walter Cox Drive and Black Crow Road, which are the two primary thoroughfares in Kew Town. The Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is adjacent to Kew Town. Some rental properties are located within this area, including several Airbnb properties.
Historically, Providenciales was nearly split into two islands, with Cheshire Hall Creek approaching low elevation marshland near the Kew Town and Thompson’s Cove areas. Because of this, Kew Town is prone to extensive flooding during heavy rains and hurricane storm surges.
Kew Town’s name has town appended to distinguish it from the farming village of Kew on North Caicos.
Restaurants and Bars
There are several local restaurants and bars here, including $5 bars which are popular with the local market. However, these are generally not frequented by tourists.
Agriculture and Loyalist Plantations
Providenciales did not see the extensive cotton plantations that were built on North Caicos and Middle Caicos. However, the island did support a few Loyalist planting attempts.
Cheshire Hall is the best known of the plantations on Providenciales, and is located nearby in the Downtown area. The site of Kew Town also had a plantation, Tucker’s Hill, and the ruins and field walls of the site stand on the hills above Kew Town.
The Kew Town region also supports one of the few farming attempts on the island, which produces bananas, plantains, tomatoes, and papaya.