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Salt Cay

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Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Salt Cay
Type: Islands, Reefs, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This island was once the site of a booming salt industry; now it's...
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Type: Islands, Reefs, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This island was once the site of a booming salt industry; now it's noted for its quaint seaside towns.
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Let me 1st start by saying I can't write enough about this tiny remote island here in a review to do it justice. My husband and I spent our 1st week of vacation on Provo and decided to hop over to Salt Cay in hopes of seeing and swimming with humpback whales. Well, this leg of our trip turned out... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

From January to March, it is the humpback whale season! I was luck to be at Salt Cay on March 2014! My last review of Salt Cay was based on my experience of Salt Cay during July 2013. Since Salt Cay is very different during winter (peak season because of the whales) and summer (slow season), I hope this new... More 

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Berryville, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Beautiful beaches! Peace and quiet! Kind and friendly people. Great place to ride bikes and take long walks. What more could you want.

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Plattsmouth, Nebraska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Salt Cay is a wonderful, sleepy, little Carribean island in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The beautiful white sand north beach & lovely Castaway Cottage was our home for the week. We enjoyed early morning swims, sunning & snorkeling & exploring every day while there and especially enjoyed stargazing at night- unbelievable! The gracious hospitality of Porter & Haidee Williams... More 

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Indianapolis
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I never get over the serenity I find on this tiny speck of an island in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The diving is incredible but the people are what make Salt Cay the "Diamond in the rough". No high-rise foo-foo resorts here but no pressures either. No need for a clock just let time stand still on Salt Cay... More 

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Grand Turk
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Salt Cay is home to less than 100 full time residents, each lending their character into the fabric of this charming community, nestled between sea and salt ponds. Relics of the past blend seamlessly with grand plantation homes and beach bungalows. Have a drink at Island Thyme, rest your head at Pirate's Hideaway, rent a golf cart and catch the... More 

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Dallas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We took the snorkel tour off our ship in Grand Turk. It was just OK. The coral did not look healthy, the fish were sparse, but the best part of the trip was the deck mate diving down and grabbing up and I do mean bear hugging a nurse shark. They swam to the surface and everyone got to pet... More 

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Derbyshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A ten minute, reasonably priced flight takes you to this island from Grand Turk. There are some very pretty buildings with a unique history. When I go again, I will rent a little electric car as it was a bit hot for walking! I enjoyed my lunch at Debbie's Bar, then walking past the lighthouse and along the beach-just me... More 

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ottawa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I usually travel to Provo in the Turks and Caicos. This time we chose Salt Cay. The island is amazing. The people are fantastic. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility. It is a beautiful island without all the noise & the crowds. The North beach is truly spectacular. You might not see a single person on any... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Likes: - Mind blowing beaches, perfect water - Unique history - Friendly, caring locals - Sense of going back in time/roughing it a bit: although Castaways/Porter's Island Thyme is definitely not 'roughing' it, you are still 'out there' at the edge of civilization. Dislikes: - Sad sense that this place will be either ruined by a large resort, or will... More 

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