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The Grand Turk Island in the Caribbean

Caribbean Travel Magazine recently had an article about the Grand Turk. I haven’t really ever talked about the Grand Turk in any detail. I have mentioned the Turks and the Caicos Islands, but not very much. The article says that Grand Turk is a great place to go to get away from the crowds. With a population of 4,500, Grand Turk is a small town feel, except that it has perfect beaches.

Front Street is where you’ll find all the “action” and the pretty-in-pink oceanfront Osprey Beach Hotel. Rubbing up next to weathered wooden shacks and elegant British colonial architecture dating from the turn of the 20th century, the inn’s breezy rooms and tiny courtyard pool overlook the shimmering blue expanse beyond, offering the perfect place to hole up and shun the modern world.

That is a classic description of the Caribbean islands that used to be British colonies. I really need to go to the Turks and the Caicos islands sometime. I always thought that they were a bit expensive, however, the Osprey Beach Hotel mentioned above is $151 in the low season and $169 in the high. That isn’t bad at all.

Grand Turk Island

The Grand Turk has crystal clear water, and some of the best snorkeling in the world. You can go snorkel and see coral and rays, and snapper and grouper then go up the beach and eat that same snapper or grouper in a beach restaurant. The Grand Turk does have empty areas of undeveloped beach. That is perfect for me. 7 Miles of untouched sand, with almost no people (because they are all having a party at Pillory Beach at Bohio Dive Resort.

Posted on April 7, 2010 - Filed Under Beach Vacations, Beaches to go See, Recommended Beaches and Places


One Response to “The Grand Turk Island in the Caribbean”

  1. RumShopRyan on April 8th, 2010 8:31 pm

    I’ve heard great things about this place. It’s on my short list of Caribbean Islands to explore. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

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