In choosing our honeymoon destination, we wanted a more quaint destination and eventually stumbled on the Turks & Caicos. We split our time between Provo and Grand Turk where we found the Grand Turk Inn. The experience from beginning to end was one of the most amazing experiences ever and we couldn't have been happier!
Katrina picked us up from the airport and was super-friendly right off the bat. She told us all about the island, gave us some island history, showed us where to go, drove us to the grocery store, introduced us to some locals, etc. We were blown away by how friendly and accommodating she was. We honestly found it hard to say good-bye to her as our trip came to a close. She is there every day willing to help in any way she can.
The Inn is beautiful! We had an amazing room that led directly to the outside room-deck where you can see out over the water. We watched sunsets here every night and were in awe of how beautiful it all was. They have a small private beach to enjoy and plenty of chairs, umbrellas, etc to take with you to the beach. They also have bikes you can use to explore the island. Grand Turk is pretty small so we were able to get everywhere we needed with the bikes. The one exception was the lighthouse. As we discussed this with Katrina she immediately offered to drive us up there. We took a great ride through some of the neighborhoods and she took some pictures of us at the lighthouse.
Grand Turk - it's not an island you go to for amazing scenery and to simply sit on a beach all day. It's an amazing island you go to to experience and explore! The first thing to mention about Turks & Caicos is how friendly everybody is WITHOUT trying to sell you stuff as a tourist. Every other island destination we've been to (Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, etc) is a constant barrage of islanders selling stuff to you. Here, they will simply smile and say hello. They are used to the cruise ships bringing tourists for the day but they seemed genuinely happy to meet people staying on the island. We ingrained ourselves in the island and local culture and went to local restaurants, bars, music (I now love ripsaw music!!) and we even bought fish directly from the fisherman off the boat. I felt out of my element at first but the locals were so friendly they pushed us to the front of the line so we could buy our fish.
We had an amazing time and can't wait to back to see Katrina and play with her Potcakes (the local dog breed)! If you go, tell Molly hi for us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From the hammock swaying under the palm trees to the complimentary continental breakfast served each morning to your private suite - the Grand Turk Inn welcomes you to relax in one of their five ocean front suites. Awarded Best Guest House in Turks and Caicos by the Turks and Caicos Government Tourism Bureau, Four Star Rating. Family owned and operated. ... more less
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