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This island was once the site of a booming salt industry; now it's noted...

This island was once the site of a booming salt industry; now it's noted for its quaint seaside towns.

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A Treasure Island

It is truly a treasure. We spent two weeks, mostly on the beach, reading a wonderful array of books from the library. We took long walks and bicycle rides. We made sure to turn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Julie M
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is truly a treasure. We spent two weeks, mostly on the beach, reading a wonderful array of books from the library. We took long walks and bicycle rides. We made sure to turn off our lights by nine so that the cows could sleep, and woke up to a harmony of donkeys and roosters in the morning. We enjoyed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Can you enjoy a vacation on Salt Cay? The answer is yes if you want to disconnect from everything. This is an island that feels forgotten. It feels like the Caribbean's version of a town that has sort of died - the industry it used to revolve around (salt) left. The island would like to be a tourist haven but... More 

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Thank Nancy H
New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Three of us boarded a tiny plane at Provo airport destined for a day on Salt Cay. The flight alone was an adventure! Flying over the islands of the T&C was absoultely breathtaking. We landed on a small grassy airstrip and were greeted by....well, nobody. It didn't take us long to meet a friendly islander who got us where we... More 

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Thank marignyjane
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Salt Cay is incredible - the island is home to about 60 people. There are more animals around than people by far! This island is not for the those looking for luxury and it is quite rustic and charming. We stayed for 2 nights and if you like to rough it a bit, this is a must see! There are... More 

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Thank Renee C
Mesa, Arizona
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and daughter were skeptical about spending the money for a flight to Salt Cay. However, once we arrived the fun began. Debbie met us at the airport with a golf cart. She shared the history of the island and informed us about places to see on the island. We went to several beaches, a beautiful vista, and saw... More 

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1 Thank JGChristiansen
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Salt Cay is like stepping back in time. If you want to unplug, get away from everything, this is the place. Guaranteed to give you the relaxation of a lifetime!!!

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Thank SuRi32821
Milton, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Salt Cay is incredible. We arrived at the end of the season in May and were two of six tourists on the Cay. We rented a golf cart, which is not necessary is you want to just hang out near your rental, but we wanted to go all over. We were the only two people on beaches that stretched on.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is one of the best places to relax in the world. Quaint moderate accommodations but the beach and people on the island make up for that. Porters island Thyme is the best and the cleanest place to eat. Pats is really good to. Salt cay divers is the place to book your diving. Night life at porters is the... More 

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1 Thank Bob K
Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Quiet. Isolated. Peaceful. Friendly. If you like the Ritz and that level of service, this will not be for you. We had a wonderful week.

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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great way to go zen and learn to do one thing at a time again. Really slow down and enjoy each person you meet or each moment with nature! Beautiful. Historic . Unique. Off the beaten path.

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