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“Group Dive Trip to Bohio Resort”
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Bohio Dive Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cockburn Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 November 2013

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.

Room Tip: All the standard rooms seem to be the same with two beds, the suites have a kitchenette and a king b...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

I spent 8 days diving, 9 nights total at Bohio in late October, 2013. To say excellence and tranquility is achieved is a major understatement. Every aspect of the trip - incredible food, ocean side rooms, pool, dining, bar to an amazing dive master (Jesse) and wall diving, I could not have asked for anything better.
A few items that you must do:
1 - use the sailboat! - this was the greatest afternoon activity. take the hobbie cat out, at no charge for hotel guests, and explore the coastline. we used the boat to go into town and docked right up at Sandbar.
2 - do a night dive - it was fantastic
3 - the fish and chips are incredible
4 - bring light weight pants and long sleeve shirts. the mosquitoes can be quite bad, and this helps out a lot

If you are looking for a very laid back, quiet, and dive centric vacation - this is the spot for you. the saturday bbq fiesta is a great midway point if you can schedule your trip that way.

Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: every room is great, there are 4 suites if that suits your needs. one building is in theory closer...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank dustin k
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I didn't stay at the resort as my mum lives on the island but my husband and I visited it regularly and found it to be our favourite place to be during the day on grand Turk. The beach is public so we could lay and relax knowing if we wanted food or drink there was the amazing restaurant with awesome food and the bar. The staff were so friendly and on the Saturday night we attended the BBQ and the lamb was out of this world. The managers Tom and Ginny were lovely and allowed us to shelter in the hotel when a storm hit one day with our 2 year old son getting sand everywhere. Love this place and would not hesitate to recommend it

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank GemWoody
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

For one that enjoys a nice place to stay, with great food and friendly people while being on 300 feet from the wall for diving... there is no other. Tom, owner, was attentive to ensure we had all we need. His staff was friendly and attentive during our stay; they made sure that Ike's Bar in back had our cold beer ready for our post diving cocktail.
The diving was spectacular with Ollie at the Bohio dive area. We were on a skiff for 5 minutes then diving a 7000 ft wall in 10 minutes. The grouper and snapper were huge and curious; they followed us throughout the dive. We encountered a lion fish feeding with a moray eel which was exciting!
The sunsets were fantastic while drinking wine and eating Jorika's delicious food. Come hungry as portions are huge! Definitely a repeat vacation spot!!!

Room Tip: I want to say choose # 5 because it is the closest to beach and has a small kitchen that other rooms...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank spporter
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We recently stayed at the Bohio resort and, boy, what a great time we had!

After a cheap ride from the airport ($16) with a tour along the way by friendly JACK the taxi driver, who pointed out all the historic sites.

On arrival a refreshing Rum Punch hit the spot (who cares it was 10am!) and we were shown to our room -

We had the "king with kitchen" which was as close to the beach as possible and the room was clean, airy with a huge bed with crisp linen. The fridge was good for cool drinks etc.

We spent the afternoon relaxing on the pristine beach, getting drinks from the bar and then lunch - which was superb fresh grouper, expertly cooked.

That evening was BBQ night which again was expertly grilled in front of you and again all so fresh!
A local band added to the great evening.

Next day, I had a dive and was reassured that my dive master (Ollie from salt Cay) had been qualified since about 1970 - now THAT is experience!!
The legendry "wall" here is only 4-5 mins off shore so that lead to maximum bottom time and allowed the 50 min surface time to be spent relaxing back at the hotel, in the pool etc - perfect!!

That evening we were again spoilt for choice for dinner - it was all looking good! so grouper and lobster won the day, all eaten on the great deck, feet from the sand.

Breakfast is substantial and will fill you up, with plenty of free coffee too! again, all just feet from the sand!!

We had a car for a few hours (arranged thru the Bohio) and explored the island, North Creek, the Lighthouse and historic downtown. A trip to the museum is a must too.

Would not hesitate to return - we did actually book for next year before we left!!

Thanks so much to Tom the GM for all the great hospitality!! see you soon!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Husby-Amp
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

This is the fourth trip here in 17 months for a total of seven weeks. so why do i keep coming back? The diving on the wall is spectacular, one day we had 250 foot visibility, lots to see, eels, morays, skates, sharks, turtles, beautiful coral formations and Ollie the dive master is fantastic. The food - Chef Jorika makes the best food on the island and as good as the best places back home too. Lobster, grilled rack of lamb, curry, such a variety. The Staff - they are all wonderful, they take the time to get to know your name, what room you are in and what your regular beverage is. The Beach - pristine white sand that you can walk on for miles in either direction. The only complaint you will see from some people is the sulphur smell from the toilets because they used to use salt water. Well I can tell you the management, Tom and Ginny fixed that too. As of September 2013 they use fresh water, no smell at all. The Upgrades - Tom has just built a new deck doubling the outdoor seating area, put up sun sails next to the Donkey Bar, upgraded many of the rooms with new furniture, it just keeps getting better each trip.

Mark - Ontario Canada

Room Tip: If you like a king bed over a queen and want a full sized fridge choose one of the four suites
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Minkster56
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

First time there. Won't be my last. Excellent value. And great location. The amenities were first rate. The staff and management were beyond my expectation. I was not dive certified, however the snorkeling was fantastic. Many activities to entertain all guests.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Address: Cockburn Town | Turks and Caicos Islands, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Grand Turk
Region: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Grand Turk > Cockburn Town
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cockburn Town
Price Range: £168 - £251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bohio Dive Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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