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“Honeymoon in Grand Turk”
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Grand Turk Inn
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

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!

Room Tip: Ocean side rooms for a great view!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Grand Turk Inn in August for our 10th anniversary. Katrina and Donovan were fantastic. We had gone from Provo to Grand Turk and we found Grand Turk one of the most relaxing places ever.
The Flamingo Room walked out onto the Deck which was awesome. Snorkeling also was very good from the Inn as well.
Katrina the owner makes the Inn the special place that it is with the warm hospitality which she exudes. At the Grand Turk Inn, you are treated like welcome family.

Mark & Elizabeth

Room Tip: We enjoyed the Flamingo Room given its proximity to the terrace as well as the kitchen, living room...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank MES02
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

We stayed in the Flamingo Suite for five nights. The rooms were clean and comfortable, bed was excellent. We had the second-floor deck to ourselves, with a perfect view of the beach. The light breakfast was always on time and just the thing for the heat. Katrina and Donavon were helpful and attentive, driving us to and from the airport and around the island. Our stay at the Grand Turk Inn was perfect in every way.

Room Tip: I'd pick the Flamingo Suite again because of the deck and layout of the room.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Greg J
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

This Inn is by far one of the best accomodations I've ever stayed in (from Australia, to Fiji, to Spain, to Belize, to Mexico and Alaska...)...we stayed in the Conch room that had its own private entrance and presented like an efficiency rather than an Inn. Where else can you get breakfast served in your room, precisely on time, by one of the sweetest persons ever (that would be Donovan), and cook your own fish, etc. in a fully stocked private kitchen? This place was incredible. The two steps up to the bedroom where a canopied king-sized bed lay waiting was heavenly. Katrina, the owner, is someone who I know I will check in with periodically; she gave us the tour of the island, took us shopping; made us feel like family. The private beach across the street is impossible to beat; we literally had it to ourselves for 6 days. This was an unforgettable trip, and would not have been the same without Katrina, Donovan, and the Grand Turk Inn....10/10!!!

Room Tip: You can't really go wrong with any room; however we loved our private entrance in the Conch room...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We recently returned from a wonderful stay at the Grand Turk Inn. We were fortunate enough to stay in the Flamingo Room, with private access to an expansive second story deck and wonderful views of the ocean. Katrina is a special innkeeper, eager to take care of every possible need, from specific restaurant recommendations by day, connections with dive shops, a trip to the grocery store, and transportation to and from the airport. Donavon maintains the property and is equally helpful and kind. Breakfast is provided, and every room has a kitchen to help with both timing and cost of meals (service at some of the restaurants can be slow, so I recommend making your own lunches). Breakfast consisted of bagels, English muffins, fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, and juice- good enough to get you going in the morning, and it was delivered directly to the room. There are a couple of bikes to help you explore the island, which is very helpful. The inn is located within walking distance of the best restaurants and activities, so it serves as a wonderful home base. The inn is only about 20 yards from a beautiful beach on the other side of a seawall, making the beach somewhat private.

Unlike Provo, Grand Turk doesn't have the hustle and bustle of a hotel strip. The town wakes up a bit when the cruise ships come in, so plan your daily activities accordingly, recognizing that diving tours and museums can get inundated with busloads of Hawaiian-shirted tourists when the ships are in port. But also recognize that they are the lifeblood of the island.

Water is a bit of an issue on the island- most of the fresh water comes from cisterns capturing rainwater. It hadn't rained for a while when we were there, so we stocked up on bottled water and took short showers to help take the burden off the system at the inn. Hurricane Ike did a lot of damage to the island, and the rebuilding continues.

Katrina keeps a selection of movies, games, books, and beach stuff for the guests. She also maintains a boutique that has some local crafts, but also clothing and bedding at remarkably good prices, even taking into account the shipping costs.

The price is right, the location is right, the rooms are great, and Katrina is a treasure- what else is there to look for in a place to stay?

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We recently stayed at the Grand Turk Inn for 10 days. We had one of the best vacations of our life. We were picked up at the airport by Katrina, the owner, who suggested we stop off at one or two stores to stock up on items we may want to have in our refrigerator. When we arrived at the Inn, we were welcomed by Donavan, the manager with a smile, who paid particular attention to us during our entire stay. Both Katrina and Donavan always made sure we had everything we needed during the entire vacation. We used bikes from the Inn to travel most everywhere. The Flamingo Suite was excellent, lovely living room/kitchen, right off a 2nd floor sundeck, over looking the ocean and a wonderful bedroom suite. The Inn was clean and very accessible to all downtown sights. We recommend it highly.

Room Tip: I recommend the Flamingo Suite
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank jack w
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

I encourage you to stay at Grand Turk Inn - we stayed in the Flamingo Room - very comfortable and enjoyed the direct access to the balcony. Katrina and Donavon look after you like family from getting us settled in with everything we needed including a trip to the grocery store to start, serving breakfast each morning, to providing information about what to do and where to eat. We really enjoyed our bicycle ride around the island. Katrina also has a selection of gifts.... I love the items we bought that are truly made in Turks & Caicos from Salt Cay Salt Works (bath items and sea salt - don't leave without thier garlic salt) as well as the Turks & Caicos map of the islands.

Thanks for a wonderful vacation.

Room Tip: Request the Flamingo Room - it was roomy and comfortable.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grand Turk Inn

Address: Front Street, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Grand Turk
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Region: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Grand Turk > Cockburn Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cockburn Town
Price Range: £150 - £262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Turk Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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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