We absolutely love Grand Turk! It is one of our favorite islands to visit on a Caribbean Cruise. The water is perfect! It always seems to be sunny and gorgeous during our visits.
The island is flat! I mean seriously flat! There are no real hills or inclines on the island. You can easily cruise the island on an ATV or take a taxi tour during your visit. Keep an eye out for wild donkeys and horses that wander the island.
Grand Turk Travel Guide
If you are visiting Grand Turk via a cruise ship the cruise center is filled with things to see and do. One thing to know is if there is bad weather in the area your ship may not be able to pull into the port. We have been on two cruises where the ship was unable to dock in Grand Turk due to weather. Both times the ship went to a different port instead of Grand Turk.
There is a large drop off of the sea shelf which is what allows the ships to dock right next to the island.
What to buy
– Natural Sea Salts, seashell art and Margaritaville clothes and souvenirs
If you are visiting Grand Turk via a Caribbean Cruise there are a lot of stores in the cruise center. Everything from jewelry to souvenirs can be bought without leaving the cruise center. The main city near the cruise center is a taxi ride away. There are a few stores and places to visit but most of the shopping is right near the cruise center.
What to Eat/drink
- There are ample locations including Margaritaville to enjoy a nice frosty tropical beverage.
What to Do
Visit Gibbs Cay for a small slice of paradise and the chance to swim with sting rays
Take a ATV Ride around the island to see the wild horses and donkeys along with flamingos.
Visit Margaritaville for a frosty beverage
Soak up the sun on a lounge chair and enjoy the amazing weather of Grand Turk.
In 1962 astronaut John Glenn’s Friendship 7 space capsule splashed down off of Grand Turk.
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Grand Turk is gorgeous the water is beautiful you can see the tropical fish just swimming along. You can ride horses in the water so romantic.. The island itself isn’t running with a abundance of activities but the beach is worth going for to just sit beachside and soak up the view and the warmth!!
I love just about any Island! I hope to make it to Grand Turk some day.
This is one place I haven't been!!!! I really want to go badly!!! Looks so beautiful
The Grand Turks is such a gorgeous destination. It is definitely on my bucket list of vacation destinations. These tips are great for when I plan our trip.
What an an amazing Caribbean destination! I would love to see the wild donkeys on the island, seems like the perfect destination to relax at!
I think I would be too chicken to swim with the sting rays. It would be beautiful to watch though.
Gorgeous! It is on my bucket travel list.
Ahhh, what a beautiful place to visit. Thank you for this. I hope to get there some day!
I have never actually stopped at Grand Turk. We have been on several cruises and love cruising. It's my favourite way to travel now. But this is good information and some interesting facts here too!!
It looks so beautiful and warm! Being from a landlocked area I really would love to get to the beach one of these days and spend some time. And buying natural sea salt would be very neat!
Totally flat you say? Sounds like a place I would be able to slowly walk around enjoying the sights--after swimming in that luscious looking water.
It looks like an amazing spot to hang out and get some sun. I can only imagine how cool and relaxing those waters would be right now.
We are headed to the Caribbean in a few weeks and I can't wait! Love visiting all of the islands and living the easy-breezy life! Thanks for the tips!