Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI
Charming Caribbean Beachfront Vacation Rental
ABOUT THE ISLAND OF GRAND TURK:
Grand Turk is a
small untouched Caribbean island 7 miles long by approximately 1.5 miles at its
widest point. It is approximately 575 miles southeast of Florida, located at the
southern tip of the Bahamas. Grand Turk is a British governed island; however,
the local currency is the US Dollar. Temperatures average about 83 degrees year
round. The local people are lovely, you will find them very friendly and
welcoming, often stopping to ask you how you are enjoying Grand Turk.
THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLAND OF GRAND TURK:
Without a doubt
the major attraction to Grand Turk is the spectacular diving and snorkeling but
there are thing to do for the non-divers as well such as; bird watching, boating
to uninhabited cays and feeding the Sting Rays, fishing, visiting the Turks and
Caicos National Museum or the 150 year old cast iron light house or simply
strolling the quaint streets admiring the colonial Bermudian architecture. But
for some just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Caribbean Sea and nearly
deserted beaches is enough.
Since 1983 Blue Water Divers
has offered first class diving service along the unsurpassed beauty of
the Grand Turk Wall. We also offer PADI scuba
instruction, snorkel trips, Gibbs Cay trips & Salt Cay trips.
We are conveniently located in town and can pick you up in the boat for your
dives each day on the beach right in front of your accommodations, weather
permitting. We specialize in small groups, convenient & relaxed diving, and
personal attention. Come see why we have more fun!
Mitch Rolling, the owner of
Blue Water Divers
is also an accomplished musician who plays three nights a week on Grand
Turk. On two of those nights, he is joined by the High Tide band, featuring
Zeus on the rip saw and Conchy (aka Conch Boy) on the djembe. The High Tide
band performs extremely unique arrangements of many classic hits in addition
to a variety of soca, calypso and reggae songs that are an integral part of
the island culture.
Your dive vacation starts from the moment you arrive at Crabtree
Apartments, with all dive sites, a short 5-15 minute boat ride away
on the pristine Grand Turk Wall.
Grand Turk Diving company will provide a pre-dive briefing and a
guide will be in the water on all dives. Computer divers are welcome
to set their own profiles and maximize bottom time.
www.gtdiving.com or call
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GRAND TURK RESTAURANTS
Osprey Beach Hotel-Bird Cage Restaurant and Bar
- (649) 946-2666 On Duke St. Dinner Only. Head north on Close
Haul. Turn left on James St. Follow around corner first hotel on
Sandbar - (649) 946-1111 On Duke
St. Lunch and Dinner.
Salt Rakers Inn-Secret
Garden Restaurant - (649) 946-2260 Duke St. Breakfast,
Lunch and Dinner
Bohio Hotel-Guanahani Restaurant
- (649) 946-2135 north of town on Pillory Beach- Follow Front
street to the end around a large bend on Saunders Pond and turn
left before the salina. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Do Do Rib Cage - (649) 946-1935 -A local man
who is supposed to have the best ribs. Church Folly on side
street across from old church and the cemetery. Friday and
Saturday only 11:00am to early evening.
Begal – Hospital Road – Native Dishes
Airport Restaurant - In the airport
Daddy’s Shack at White Sands - (649) 946-2911 Beyond
the airport on the right after the Government buildings and
before the Grand Turk Cruise Center. 11:30 am to 10:00pm
Jack’s Shack - located on the beach before the
cruise ship terminal, there is a sign from the road but you have
to make your way to the beach to find it. He is open only when
the ships are in and 1-2 hours after the ship departs.
Local Village - Located before the cruise ship
terminal. It is only open when the cruise ships are in and for
1-2 hours after the ships depart. There is a bar, restaurant
with local Caribbean fare and a juice bar made from fresh fruit
from the neighboring island. There are also little shops with
local Caribbean gift items.
Bakery and Cafe
- In the stone building next to the Do-It-Center. The are open
6am to 9pm with fresh baked white bread and light lunch type
menu as well as conch fritters.
- (649) 946-1880 or 946-1514- At the Grand Turk Cruise Center.
-Only open when ship is in.
- (649) 946-2977 - Frith St.
- Church Folly on left just beyond Windmill Plaza. Look for the
little guard house and long driveway into the Salina. Breakfast
John's - Near the new hospital
When the ships are in there are several Restaurant booths
serving conch just beyond town on front street where the little
colorful shops are.
Cool Beans - On Lighthouse Road, in the same
building of R&R Mini supermarket. They have ice cream in
homemade waffle cones, smoothies, shakes, - Hamburgers, Chicken
WHERE TO STAY:
Close Haul Road
Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
3 quaint 2 bedroom, 1 bath vacation
units snuggled on the beach
the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
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