Grand Turk is truly paradise on a stick! If you close your eyes and picture paradise that is exactly how Grand Turk looks! The moment your cruise ship pulls into port you are met with gorgeous white sand beaches, turquoise water and so much more!
Grand Turk is truly awe-inspiring from the moment you pull into port. Today we are going to highlight some of the amazing things you can see and do while visiting Grand Turk.
Things to do in Grand Turk
First, the beach.
Oh my goodness the beach! Barely a few minute's walk from the ship is an amazing white sand beach, lawn chairs, and gorgeous water waiting for you! Grab a chair, drop your towel, and head for the water it is so fantastic! The water in Grand Turk feels like bathwater. It is so warm and inviting.
The beach is covered in white sand and has more than enough space to relax. You can choose a regular lawn chair or pay and upgrade to a chair with an umbrella.
Next, we can't leave out the Shopping.
Right next to the beach is a great cruise terminal filled with ample shopping. Everything from Christmas ornaments to clothes is available at the stores. You can pick up duty-free items right in port.
Feeling hungry? There are some great dining options.
One great thing about Grand Turk is the ship is literally a couple of minutes from where you are! You can easily walk back on board for lunch or a snack. If you want to check out the local area there are multiple restaurants within the cruise port. There are also a few tropical bars if you want a frosty beverage.
Grand Turk is all about Relaxing
Leave your worries at home and enjoy the amazing beach and water of Grand Turk! You don't have to stress about getting back to the boat because well it is right there. You only need to give yourself a few minutes to pack up your beach items and head back on board. This port is perfect for relaxing in the sun and just enjoying the amazing Caribbean weather.
Want to get out and explore a bit? There are multiple excursion options available in Grand Turk.
We have visited Grand Turk multiple times and taken a couple of great Carnival Cruise Lines shore excursions. Here are two of our favorites:
Grand Turk Snorkel and Sting Rays
Visit a great snorkeling spot near and check out the local barracuda and sharks. There is also a great variety of fish in the area. Once you are done with the snorkel spot you will re-board the charter boat and head to Gibbs Cay. At Gibbs Cay you have the chance to swim and pet stingrays!
Grand Turk ATV Ride
This excursion leaves right from the port terminal. Once you are signed in you are assigned an ATV for the trip. You take a leisurely couple hour tour around the island. When we went we had the opportunity to see flamingos and sharks off the coastline. It was amazing! You also get to see just how flat of an island Grand Turk is. See the wild horses and donkeys that roam the island. You will also visit a conch breeding ground and see how the conch shells start and how big they get.
Margaritaville Grand Turk
Deep-Sea Fishing Grand Turk
There is something for everyone on Grand Turk! You can enjoy amazing beaches, great food, wonderful wildlife and just soaking up the great Caribbean weather during this port of call!
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Carnival. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.
Grand Turk is the most beautiul place I've ever seen. The view from the ship's deck is one of water from crystal clear to pale lavender to deep blue and all shades between. We chose to stay on the beach and forgo an excursion. That was the most relaxing day of our cruise. This place would be my ideal place on earth to spend the rest of my life.
Momma is taking me on the carnival splendor Nov 16 as a surprise trip for my 46 bday on the 17th. we will be going here. I'm in a manual wheelchair. how tricky is it gonna be to get off the ship and onto the beach? did you see any wheelchair accessible bathrooms?
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Hi Staci, The walkway leading up to the terminal is concrete and pretty smooth. The shopping complex is also smooth concrete. There are paths along the beach that are compact sand. I hope this helps!
You are going to love Grand Turk! It is absolutely gorgeous
I am interested in the kid's water playground on the site from Carnival. Where is it located on Grand Turk? I am traveling with nieces and a nephew. They would love this!
I am not sure where the playground is located. This is the first I have heard of a kids water playground on Grand Turk.
You hit it right on.. We did everything but the atv's and u forget margretiville.. Beautiful!! Will go back..
Harry P. Styles
Hi Tammilee! I thoroughly enjoyed your review of Grand Turk. My wife and I recently visited Grand Turk for the first time as part of a 7-day Carnival Conquest Caribbean cruise. I couldn't have said it better myself: "Grand Turk is truly paradise on a stick! Close your eyes and picture paradise; that is exactly how Grand Turk looks!" The pristine beach, the water is SO inviting, so accessible, and so beautiful. You're absolutely right. Step off the ship and within several minutes you're there at the most beautiful and serene beach imaginable. Absolutely unbelievable, and yet there it is! After splashing around in the blue-green water, I sat in one of the beach lounge chairs, looked at the ocean, gazed at the blue sky and palm trees overhead, and asked myself, does it get any better than this? I don't think it does. Needless to say, we, like you, hope to become return visitors. Thanks for reminding me that there is such a thing as paradise on earth. It's called Grand Turk!
Harry, I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Grand Turk. We absolutely love the island. The water is so warm and gorgeous. We can't wait to go back and visit again.
Grand Turk is our next stop Thanks to this review. Thank you once again.
My wife and I were in Grand Turk on our cruise with the Carnicval Breeze ending 7 Sept. and had a lot of fun on our tour plus the wife loved the shopping in the tour center.