We got off the cruise ship and expected to head to Governor's Beach by private taxi, but the local at the taxi stand suggested that we try Pillory Beach instead. She stated that many tours drop off at Governor's Beach and it gets extremely busy in the afternoon.
While we enjoyed Pillory Beach for it's gorgeous waters and great sand, the $10 chair rental was very steep compared to nearby/similar islands. Even when nearby folks vacated the chairs they paid for, we were told we still could not use it. But to be honest, we spent 90% of the time in the water so we barely missed it.
The snorkeling was decent and I was able to venture quite far away by following some awesome rock formations. The fish sightings were few, but the formations held me captive for a good while. We walked all the way left down the beach for quite some time and we passed some wild horses, donkeys and dogs. It was interesting to say the least.
We did quickly get bored of our surroundings though and I'd never personally experienced that before. So we grabbed a taxi back to the port instead of spending the usual 4-5 hours on a beach. The taxi took us through the 'downtown' area and it did look quite neat, but we weren't in the mood. Lots of little vendors selling goodies!
I'll never forget the sheer number of stray dogs we saw throughout Grand Turk though. Wow.
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