the Town !
Town is the administrative capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands and
the historic and
cultural center of the islands. It is strongly reputed to be the
landfall island of Columbus during his discovery of the New World in
1492. The town itself is well suited for a walking tour. Duke and Front
Streets are lined with historic 18th and 19th century landmarks that
reflect the Bermudan style architecture of the salt era. One of these
buildings is now a popular inn, another is the governor's
and others are now government offices, the public library, churches,
residence and fraternities.
collectors never miss a stop at the Philatelic Bureau, as the islands
are known for their colorful and unusual issues.
Take a Tour of the Museum
Caicos National Museum, located in the historic Guinep
you will find a central exhibit
that tells the story of the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest European
shipwreck discovered in the Western Hemisphere (dated around 1505). The
museum also has a natural history gallery and displays that interpret
many historic events as well as the country's rich cultural and natural
Visit the Lighthouse
historic sites include the 1852 Lighthouse (built of cast iron pieces
imported from England), St. Thomas' Anglican Church (built in 1823 and
considered the oldest on the island), the former HM prison, South Creek
and the Hawks
only is the wall diving and wall snorkeling great, but there are some
superb beach snorkel
- Beach in front of Salt Raker Inn
- Beach in front of Osprey Beach Hotel
- Governor's Beach
- White Sands Beach (not to be confused with White Sands Beach Resort)
- Beach at Bohio Hotel (Pillory Beach)
- Gibbs Cay
See the Birds
you know that Grand Turk is one of the best places in the world for
bird watching? Some 170 bird species frequent the Turks and
Islands, including great blue herons, flamingos, osprey, pelicans,
egrets, terns, frigates, boobies and other water birds. Most
can be found feeding near salt ponds or inland marshes and are
exceptionally easy to view because they are used to people, who do not
disturb them. Grand Turk has two bird trails: a 15 stop walking trail
and a 20 stop driving trail. The official "Bird Guide Cards" for
trails are now available at Blue Water Divers for $5 each.
from the sale of these cards will fund trail maintenance and protection
of the birds' habitats.
Get a Spa Treatment
Divers is conveniently located in the Atrium Courtyard of the Osprey
Beach Hotel and is right next door to Spa Turkoise.
Relax and enjoy a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure and an
assortment of other spa treatments during your holiday!
Favorite Places to Dine
Restaurant at the Osprey Beach Hotel
BBQ and Island dishes, served around the pool and overlooking
the ocean. Some of their selections on the grill are fresh lobster and
fish, choice steaks and chicken, all served with Salad Bar and
Wednesday and Sunday live music.
Open daily. (649) 946-2666
Garden at the Salt Raker Inn
Local and American dishes.
fresh fish and lobster. Friday nights live music. Great atmosphere.
Open daily (except Mondays) from 7am. (649) 649-2660
Conveniently located on the beach in town, the Sand Bar is a popular
spot for lunch and dinner. Let Tonya and Katya serve up good
good fun. Open daily (except Saturdays).
Jack's Shack Beach
Bar & Grill
Located at South Base about 500 Meters North of
between the cruise pier and the Government pier. Open during
ship calls with Jamaican jerk chicken, bar burgers and snacks, cold
beer and drinks served with local knowledge. The place to be
seas are rough at the north end of the island. Experience the
local flavor of Grand Turk by visiting Jack's
Pookie Pizza Palace
The name says it all, doesn't it? (649) 946-1538
The Salt House Cafe
Located next to St. Thomas' Church on Church Folly. Serving
day breakfast as well as sandwiches, salads and daily lunch
specials. Open on cruise ship days. (649) 241-4022.
Located just past the Museum in town. Great conch fritters!
Looking for some ice cream? Just next to R&R, past Cee's near
the clock tower. (649) 245-5174.
Known for its chicken, but also serving excellent lunch specials.
Across from the police station, past the clock tower.