The Bohio Resort is a very nice facility, has a long sandy beach that stretches both directions from the resort. The rooms are nice and the suites have a kitchenette with coffee pot, microwave, large refrigerator and sink. No coffee is provided for the coffee pots, so you must bring your own. The owners, Ginny and Tom are very good people and are always available to answer questions or to help with group activities.
The resort chef is a lady named Jorika. She does an excellent job of preparing food. Breakfast and Lunch meals were included in our package and we had to pay for dinner meals. Her pasteries are wonderful. There are no convenient places to eat other than the resort, but can be obtained by a very long walk or by renting a golf cart for $80 per day to travel around. The cost of dinner meals is extremely high and potential guests should know that they will pay from $25-50 for dinner at the resort. A tax of 11% is added to everything. The cost of drinks in also very high, a glass of wine $9, a beer for $6. The water from the tap is said to be good and I used it for coffee and some drinking, no problem.
Travel to the resort from Provo was good with no problems. No one weighed our carryon bags, but they have to be small to fit under the seat. More than one bag could be checked, but anything over 50 lb is a $1 per pound charge. So if you have two bags, one 50 lb and another for 30 lb, the charge is $30. We didn’t have any baggage delays for our flight to or from Grand Turk. The resort doesn’t normally meet people at the airport. I requested someone to be there because we had a group of 22. They did provide a greeter. No arrangements are normally made for transportation to the resort, but vans were lined up by the greeting person. The cost to ride to/from the resort is $8 per person each way which is reimbursed by the resort at the end of your stay.
The dive activity is very good and did a fine job of organizing and handling our group of 21 divers which was the largest group they had seen. They have a boat that holds 10 divers and had another boat from Salt Cay for the second. They are small and all entries are back roll. It is a little slow and cumbersome to get everyone into gear and make their entry, but not bad. The dive sites are very close and the boat returns to the resort after each dive. Shore dives are out to the same reef as the boat dives. They will drop off divers in the afternoon by boat and divers swim back to shore. It is a long swim and to see much on the reef is difficult unless you decide to snorkel back on the surface. A short time on the reef and the dive back to shore consumes an entire tank. Sealife is good but far from abundant. The condition of the coral was very healthy.
The water is very clear unless a storm comes in which did happen after the first two days of diving. Near the end of the week the water cleared up a lot, but not to the clarity of the first two days. When it is clear, the water from the resort is probably the most beautiful I have seen.
One lady in our group got sick the second day of diving and had to be taken to the hospital. It is very close to the resort and a very nice and new facility. It is tied into the Canadian hospital system and is surprisingly nice for the island of Grand Turk. She was at the hospital and treated for about 6 hours. Her cost was $300, which was very reasonable. Everyone should be sure to be DAN members for all dive trips in case something happens. The nearest chamber is on Provo.
Grand Turk suffered greatly from a previous hurricane and has not been rebuilt in many cases. Also, a number of resorts have started an expansion or new construction and have not been completed due to lack of business due to bad economies in the U. S. and other places. The island is mostly run down and looks like the poverty level in most locations.
Everyone in my group had a great time and were great sports when we had long layovers and some minor difficulties.
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- Also Known As:
- Bohio Dive Hotel Grand Turk
- Bohio Dive Grand Turk