I am here right now, from March 1 through March 5
The weather is terrible, the water is rough as hell, red flags out every day with 20-30mph winds
My wife and I have gone to 20-25 beach destinations over the past 6 years; I really felt compelled to post a reality check here which is why I went through the effort of purchasing Internet access at Club Med and signing up for tripadvisor because I felt that none of the previous posters on this forum bothered to point out that this is a historically awful season in Turks. Basically, the island is getting battered by all the poor weather that has been hitting the South East US over the past few months.
I am an advanced open water diver, love swimming in the ocean and have gone only on one dive and have not dared to go swimming-sorry but someone has to post the truth around here. The water is cold, I had a 3mm wetsuit on for a 2 minute swim to the diveboat and it was not comfortable
Furthermore, weather has been horrible for at least the last month or so, so this week was nothing new. Its so cold and windy its actually impossible to lay on the beach for more than an hour even if its not raining. If someone had posted an honest review like this before, I would have gladly paid the extra cash and purchased a vacation further south in the Carribean even at the last minute and with no hope of refund for this one to Turks. Per the locals and per a two Americans, (one who has been coming here for 12 yrs, another for over 40 annually) this is the worse winter they have ever experienced in Turks. I sincerely hope things change radically for those coming next week, but given how poor conditions have been for last 2 months I doubt it. If you can't switch locations, at least bring plently of DVDs, warmer clothes for the evening and even perhaps sweatpants if you want to walk the beach during the day