we stayed at the Osprey from June 15-23, 2013. As we drove to the Osprey we got a little worried, as there were some run down and unrepaired buildings and homes but once we got into the Osprey we were glad we did. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. We stayed in room 44, which I probably wouldn't stay in again, just due to its proximity to the restaurant. The room itself was clean (albeit a minor ant problem on the first day) and comfortable. The microwave, refrigerator and toaster oven helped eliminate having to eat out constantly. The balcony was great, overlooking the ocean.
We didn't swim in the pool, as it felt odd to be swimming in the middle of the restaurant while others were eating. The food at the restaurant was delicous, and we had not quality issues during several meals. The barbeque is highly recommended and was delicious. The bar did go a little light on the rum in the rum punch, but that was a minor complaint.
I'd suggest getting a room on the 2nd floor to take advantage of the trade winds. We never used our air conditioner and our room stayed comfortable with the winds blowing through. The Osprey has a fairly large private beach with beach chairs available and towels for use by the guests.
Another advantage to staying at the Osprey is its proximity to other restaurants and dive shops and down town areas. There was a small supermarket within a couple of minutes walk, but Cees was about a 20 minute walk and they had much more food options. There were also 2 liquor stores within walking distance, as well as the Cockburn "downtown" area. Nearby restaurants included the Sandbar and the Secret Garden (located in the Salt Rakr). I recommend both. Erika and Ruby at the Secret Garden were especially nice and their food was delicious. The Sandbar is located on the beach and has an incredible view. Grand Turk Dive Shop across the street from the Osprey has bikes for rent, and for taxis to the cruise center and airport we used were Jacks and Cliff's. We also went to Bohio Resort for dinner on Thursday, which is when they do their "international" night. Delicious, delicious food and Bohio was the only place I found that had Cuban cigars.
A point about the cruise center. We could not buy anything from the duty free shop as we were not cruise ship members. We were able to buy items from the other small shops at the cruise center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Osprey Beach Hotel offers 27 beachfront rooms, and 10 atrium rooms. Enjoy the unhurried pace of island life, and relax at the beachside pool, hotel restaurant and bar. Osprey Beach Hotel books scuba-diving packages with all three dive shops on Grand Turk Island. The dive boat will pick you up on the beach in front of the Osprey Beach Hotel - mere steps from your room. No shuttle buses or long boat rides necessary; you are just minutes away from your dive.Osprey Beach Hotel's restaurant offers poolside dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a spectacular view of the ocean. Menus change daily, and often feature fresh fish, the catch of the day, lobster in season, as well as steaks, lamb and chicken. Our famous BBQ nights happen twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. Listen and dance to live music entertainment from Mitch and The High Tide Band! Please contact us by phone or email to reserve your stay. We look forward to your stay here on Grand Turk, and hope we can make your Caribbean getaway vacation a memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Osprey Beach Grand Turk
- Hotel Osprey Beach
- Osprey Beach Hotel Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos