My husband and I just returned from our 10 day stay at the Crabtree Apartments. We went to Grand Turk to scuba dive and were looking for someplace other than a hotel--Crabtree was perfect!
The units are right on the beach. I'm not sure which I enjoyed more, the constant warm breeze or the sound of the ocean. The middle unit was spacious and we appreciated having the second bedroom to store our scuba and camera gear. When we weren't diving, we were either scouting out Cockburn Town or relaxing on the beach (which we had to ourselves :)
No need to rent a car, simply take the bikes to town. We were able to tote groceries home either in the rack on the back of one of the bikes, or by backpack. The whole island is easily accessible by bike and the local people always greet you with a warm hello.
My only recommendation for someone looking to stay at Crabtree is to bring any food items that you are particularly fond of, as the grocery stores can offer some challenges. I missed our evening cheese and crackers, but made do without. Other than that, this island truly does exude the charm and ease of the old Caribbean. We were a bit concerned with the fact that the cruise ships stop here, but the vast majority of the cruisers remain in the port area where there are shops and activities for them, unlike other Caribbean ports of call.
I would recommend Blue Water Diving, if you are serious divers. They cater to on-island divers :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 Quaint - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, apartment units, in a single story building, nestled on a sandy beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Each unit has gorgeous views from almost every room and a comfortable covered veranda where you can listen to the gentle lapping of the sea and view the beautiful sunsets. Come enjoy our wonderful swimming and snorkeling beach, the best of both worlds. Walking distance to town and restaurants Google us on the web - Crabtree Apartments Grand Turk. We have been renting on Grand Turk for 10 years and have received high praise from all our guests! Find our contact information right here on TripAdvisor - Search "Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos" and then click on the "Vacation Rental" Tab. You may have to click on "View all 12 rentals" just above the pictures. ... more less