The Thompson Cove neighbourhood on Providenciales.
Thompson Cove is a quiet residential community nestled between
Blue Mountain and
Blue Hills on Providenciales. The neighbourhood largely consists of up-scale homes and
villas, and has a canal system which connects to the northern coast of Providenciales.
Thompson Cove is largely surrounded by hills, so it tends to have a quiet atmosphere, although it is close to
Kew Town. The elevation directly adjacent to the east is Blue Mountain, the peak of which is the highest point on Providenciales, and ties with Flamingo Hill on
East Caicos as the highest elevation in the Turks and Caicos.
One of the defining features of Thompson Cove is the central grassy meadow in the community. Lawns are a rarity in the dry Turks and Caicos, and this open green space offers a place residents in the area to walk dogs and relax at. Hidden by heavy vegetation now, there are also modern-placed 1700s cannons at the meadow that were scavenged a few decades ago.
The open space meadow at Thompson Cove.
Thompson Cove is one of the oldest expatriate neighbourhoods on Providenciales, and began to see development not long after
Turtle Cove saw the construction of the historic Third Turtle Inn and Marina project. It was one of the island’s first organized residential developments.
The coast fronting Thompson Cove supports a small beach. Unfortunately, this coast doesn’t really compare well to the many other
spectacular coasts on Providenciales. The water is clear and clean, yet the depths are quite shallow, and the bottom is a shoal and sea grass bed, which isn’t pleasant for general
Some really fascinating and beautiful
snorkelling can be found close off the beach. The shallow shoals hide stingrays, small nurse
sharks, browsing molluscs, and budding corals.
The best sections of Thompson Cove Beach are actually those that edge the canal entry. Thompson Cove doesn’t see very many boats, but it’s important to be aware of vessels when swimming, and avoid navigation routes.