Can't add much to what others have said already (including a couple of the people we met when we were there, hi FrancescaF and Sidney64!), Bohio was a wonderful place for us - one diver and one non-diver - to spend an unforgettable ten days. True, the room was basic, but we spent so little time there it really didn't matter! My husband did 16 dives with Divemaster Ollie and took hundreds of spectacular underwater photos with his new camera. I had quiet mornings to play with beadwork - heaven on earth for me! - and most afternoons we spent quietly on the beach, splashing in the water or taking the HobieCat for a spin. Around 5pm we'd get cleaned up and go have a silly cocktail, then on to whatever wondrous foodstuffs Chef Jorika had dreamt up for us. We happened to be there at a time when very few guests were at the resort, so it felt almost like a world that belonged only to the very few of us.
As others have mentioned, there are a few things to be aware of - the salt-water toilets and their "aroma," the leisurely service in the restaurant, the dogs - but none of those presented any particular problem for us. It was a little wild when the cruisers came in, completely changing the character of the place, but that was fleeting and soon enough they were all off to continue on their journeys and leave us to our beautiful quiet beach.
Tom & Ginny are warm and welcoming, happy to help make your stay the best it can be. Onyx, Emma, Savage, Foxy, Amigo, and Bob (the dogs) will happily keep you company on the beach, camping out under your beach chair if you let them. Miss Mittens the cat will also happily share whatever you might be served in the restaurant, but if you steel yourself against her advances she will eventually leave you alone. At least, that's the theory, we were unable to resist her and she scored several tasty morsels from us. The staff is helpful and courteous - one of the restaurant servers carefully explained to my husband how to make his favorite breakfast dish that they served, Island Fish & Grits, and I have a feeling he'll be serving it for us at home pretty soon.
Oh - and the food. My WORD, the food. Homey and comforting with a transcontinental flair. There were so few people in the resort that Chef Jorika didn't do her usual "international night" but when asked, she made us a special meal from her home country, South Africa, including the national dish, bobotie - we savored every bite and couldn't stop eating! Another time, she made a Thai feast, which was also outstanding. Breakfasts (including the aforementioned Island Fish and Grits, usually snapper or grouper) and lunches are also freshly prepared, plentiful, and delicious. I don't eat much fried food at home, partly because it's not so good for me, and partly because so many places don't keep their oil adequately hot or fresh. Not so here, Jorika knows her stuff. Her cracked conch was absolutely delectable, crisply fried with not a hint of greasiness, the breading seasoned lightly so as not to overpower the delicate flavor of the conch. Magnifique!
If you want a feeling of being in your own little world with nothing to do but whatever seems right in the moment - along with truly memorable food and drink - give Bohio a shot.
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- Also Known As:
- Bohio Dive Hotel Grand Turk
- Bohio Dive Grand Turk
- Bohio Dive Resort Grand Turk/Cockburn Town, Turks And Caicos