The pristine soft white sand leads you to the edge of crystal clear turquoise waters in the off-the-beaten-path beach of Sapodilla Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. It is the type of beach you see in a commercial and think is unreal, or at least graphically enhanced, but those familiar with Providenciales know the secret spot where celebrities and the echelons of Jetset global elite go to find peace and a natural beauty unlike anything else in the world. Sapodilla Bay, located in the Chalk Sound area, is surrounded by estates that run the gamut between one and a half to upwards of twenty million dollars each. Wildlife abound in the Sapodilla Bay Area due to nearby protected waters and islands that are home to millions of species. The bay is also home to local entrepreneur Jamesly Joseph’s Tropical Waves Water Sports – a company he built from scratch over the last several years, known for the highest level of customer service and satisfaction in the adventure tourism industry. With turbo jet skis, pontoon boats and luxury yachts, Mr. Joseph caters to a wide variety of clientele who visit the Turks and Caicos Islands looking for the ultimate fun.
A high-calibre entrepreneur of grassroots beginning, Mr. Joseph took his first job at just 14 years old in an island restaurant. “I wanted to own my own restaurant one day,” he said, “but I started in the kitchen washing dishes. Some time passed and I became the bartender, and then the chef.” While his dream would soon become reality, Mr. Joseph keenly observed his home in the Turks and Caicos Islands and quickly saw his opportunity. “I am lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and I know that the people who come here are looking to experience the island for the best it has to offer – so it is only natural that we provide them with the best in adventure tourism experiences.”
Tropical Waves Water Sports is now the number one adventure sports business on Providenciales, utilizing their vast array of equipment to the delight of clients who visit from all over the world. “While other companies plan for today, we plan for tomorrow,” says Jamesly Joseph, “Our jet skis are serviced daily to provide the ultimate in performance and safety. We take tours to see real pirate caves, shipwrecks, things that you won’t see on any other jet ski tour in the world.”
After the success of Tropical Waves Water Sports, Mr. Joseph’s dreams of becoming a restauranteur were soon realized. Chalkies is Mr. Joseph’s island Sports Bar, also located in the Chalk Sound area of Providenciales, providing tourists and locals alike with breathtaking views of the protected waters of the country’s National Park, delicious fine cuisine in a casual setting, live local music, billiards, and many areas to gather to “watch the game.” Chalkies is known for the most delicious lobster and jerk chicken on the island, and is the premiere delivery restaurant in Providenciales that doesn’t cut-off until the wee hours of the morning. While Mr. Joseph is known to offer secure and sustainable employment to many locals on the island, his specialty fishermen are the highlight of the Chalkies menu, providing the daily catch directly from ocean to kitchen to table.
Last year, Jamesly Joseph increased his portfolio by adding Real Adventures to his adventure-experience tourism roster. Guided ATV tours thrill the tourists on land as Tropical Waves does on the waters, and often Mr. Joseph finds that once clients have experienced one of his adventures, they soon come back to try the others. Full day tours on all of Mr. Joseph’s boat, jet ski, and ATV tours receive delicious chef-prepared lunches of lobster and jerk chicken, cocktails and the chance to meet artisan locals who sell unique souvenirs to savor the memories.
Jamesly Joseph has built an entrepreneurship empire in Providenciales by maintaining a razor sharp focus on his ultimate goals: providing employment and opportunities for people in his community, building businesses that provide the ultimate in combined fun and luxury, and serving his guests with the highest echelon of customer safety, service, and satisfaction. For those who visit Turks and Caicos, Providenciales – Tropical Waves Water Sports and Real Adventures take same day reservations by calling 649.344.5707. To learn more visit www.tropicalwavestci.com