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Salt Cay

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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Salt Cay
Type: Islands, Reefs
Traveler Description: Salt Cay in the Turks and Caicos: The Island Where Time Stands Still Now touted as one of the least inhabited Islands in the world to visit,SALT CAY... more »
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Derbyshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I had the best day on Salt Cay - what a beautiful little cay. I would love to spend a few relaxing days next trip.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This gem is only a five minute flight from Grand Turk! You don't have to worry about booking accommodations as you will be taken care of. Our only regret is only spending three nights here but there were fabulous. It was so nice to get away from hustle and bustle of Provo. We travelled Provo, North and Middle Caicos and... More

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The diving is beautiful, the people are lovely, and the atmosphere can't be matched any where. If you have the opportunity to travel to Salt Cay, do it! It's life changing!

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Hutchinson, KS
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

45 permanent visitors, 40 seasonal visitors and a few dozen "short-timers"...by the end of the week, everybody knew everybody. Relaxed, great restaurants, good diving, amiable characters in abundance and certainly worth every minute and dime of it.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Going to Turk and Caicos and not being in Salt Cay is sin. The big islands (Provo and Grand Turks) might offer more infraestructure and a wider range of restaurant and hotels but Salt Cay offers something that is way much better: a virgin and inhabited Caribbean, a island that stop in time. My friend and I stayed at Purple... More

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Kentville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

10 days of peace and quiet, punctuated by loads of diving, beachcombing, and a little snorkeling(Surf was a bit intimidating due to weather while we were there). Free-range donkeys never woke us up, and neither did the free-range chickens. Bit weird to see Donkey Dung on the main road, but when the donkey that deposited it raises his head from... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

When my friend suggested that we should visit Salt Cay for a week of vacation, I was strongly opposed to that idea because everywhere I read about Salt Cay: 1. Good diving spot which is famous for whale watching; and 2. "The Island That Time Forgot". Since I don't dive, I have doubts about whether I will be able to... More

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