I understand a resort as someplace that at the least serves more than just one meal a day. We arrived when there were no ships in port and we enjoyed a nice dinner at the beach side "resort" restaurant. We were told that that they did not serve breakfast or lunch and that we would either have to take a taxi into town or they could rent us a car--but there rental car was broken. A taxi is $7 per person for the 2 mile ride into town and as we are a family of 4 that would be over $100 for just the round trip rides to town for breakfast and lunch. Also, there is a casino at the "resort" which, I was told, can get very raucous. Luckily, this was not operating while we were there. We were also lucky that Margaritaville was closed while were were there as this would have turned a secluded beach getaway into spring break at Daytona Beach Lastly, our apartment was dirty.
If you want a secluded beach resort I would stay at Bohio, they also have an excellent restaurant that feeds you three meals a day. Another good option is the Osprey in town. Although not secluded, they also have a good restaurant and it is within walking distance to other sights and restaurants. We were also impressed with the Grand Turk Inn, but they didn't take children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- White Sands Beach Resort and Santa Maria Casino - Ocean front one bedroom condos with choice of king or two twin beds in the bedroom, living room has a queen size pull out sofa. Large kitchen and dining room. Large restaurant onsite, as well as Crew Bar tiki hut (snorkel gear available) and fresh water pool. Santa Maria Gaming Saloon/casino open daily with 100+ slot machines, roulette, black jack and poker tables. Upper deck terrasses with 2 bars to serve refreshing local drinks including our specialty Pirate Punch. Family friendly. Other services include: wedding celebrations/receptions, karaoke nights, private bbq on the beach/pool. Spectacular diving nearby or just relax and enjoy the warm caribbean breeze. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- White Sands Beach Hotel Grand Turk
- White Sands Beach Resort Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos