We're truly loving this island! But it's certainly not for everyone! There are no high end resorts or villas to rent. Just a few casual, laid back hotels to chose from. And your dining options are about the same.
What it does offer is an island full of some of the nicest/ warmest people I've met in a long time. It's an island steep in history and with a beautiful old historic town. Duke St. Is lined with a few small restaurants,hotels, dive shops and some quaint old homes.
It has a bohemian feel to it. Reminds me a bit of Key West.
We chose to stay at Manta House which is owned by 2 lovely Canadian sisters that came to GT 14 yrs ago to dive and have never left! We kept going back and forth trying to decide on it and the Osprey Hotel. In the end the 2 sisters won out! After being here now, we know we made the right decision for us.
Day 2 - Started the morning with a walk on the beach and searching for sea glass. And boy, we found a lot!
We had decided to head up to Pillory Beach and the Bohio Resort. The walk took a while ( especially with me taking pictures of all the old buildings!). We stopped at the museum for a tour, which I highly recommend. And I don't usually get into museums, but this one is quite interesting.
We had a late lunch at Guanahani restaurant ( Bohio Resort). Relaxed on their patio and watched a beautiful sunset.
Lazy evening on the patio, listening to the waves crashing.
Day 3 - talk about night and day from the day before! We decided to head over to the port and check it out. Wow! What a culture shock! We shopped the port, had a delicious margarita at Margarittaville and then headed down the beach to Jack's Shack. We had a casual lunch and lounged on the beach watching all the cruisers! When we couldn't handle the crowds and noise any longer we went back to our quiet beach and with a glass of wine, watched another outstanding
The weather has been a little windy but still warm enough to swim every day, which is all that matters.
We've dined at all of the main restaurants and have enjoyed all of our meals.
Would we return to Grand Turk?- in a heartbeat! I'm sure we'll be back next year!
Tomorrow we fly on our very short 10min. flight to Salt Cay. We're looking forward to that experience as well. Oh, DR. JIM, we bought the Cheerios and carrots for the donkeys!
Will let you know our thoughts on Salt Cay in a few days!Edited: 10 December 2013, 22:25