Before writing my review I checked the other Trip Advisor reviews for these Condos. Wow. What a diversity of opinions. I have to weigh in on the side of this being a fabulous place. My friends and my 2 week stay at Caicos Beach was everything I expected it to be, but I think that’s because we did our research in advance, including learning about the island and talking to the manager there. We knew that North Caicos was an “out island”, that it was a little bit hard to get to (though the ferry ride was gorgeous), and that we were not going to Club Med. If that is what we’d wanted, we would have gone to Provo, which we visited on our way to North Caicos and were glad to get away from because it is definitely a mega-resort. Not North Caicos. We wanted a beautiful place with nothing to do but catch up with each other and read and beach walk, and we did that and a lot more. We actually found much more to do than we expected, but first about our condo and the condos in general. Having seen the pictures and talked to the manager, we knew this was an older property with only 10 condos, but we found it to be in good shape and on beautiful grounds and with an incredible beach. We had a reasonably sized and well furnished galley kitchen, the furniture was older but comfortable and the beds were very comfortable. While there, we were able to check out some of the other units, and all seemed nice, with some obviously having been updated more recently than others, but it was all the same to us. One great surprise was that we found great snorkeling on some rock outcroppings just off of the uninhabited beach to the west of the condos. Really nice fish quite close to shore, but the snorkeling spot we found later, Three Marys Cay, was unbelievably nice, though you probably shouldn’t go there at low tide unless you are a strong swimmer. The rental manager lives in one of the condos, and among many other helpful things, she arranged for a rental car to be dropped off and picked up for us at the condos, and it was no problem to extend our rental for another day when we wanted to do more exploring. Among the more interesting activities were visiting the various local grocery stores and finding that what one store didn’t have another one did, similar to shopping in the 1960’s. The best store for groceries was the one by the airport, but the one a short drive down the road from the condos was fine for the basics. There is also a “farm” that sells great produce near the village of Kew, with the farmers coming out of the fields to find out what you’d like and then heading back out to pick it for you. It’s a little hard to find, but just ask around. We did some eating out and the restaurant next door to the condos is quite good though pricey (but what are vacations for!), and other restaurants on the island were also good, though you have to remember that this is an island where almost everything is imported. A great side trip was a drive to Middle Caicos, which is a relatively short drive (and very bumpy over the hurricane-damaged causeway between the two islands) and where you can take a stunning walk if you enter the driveway of the Blue Horizon resort and park in the public spot above the beach. Also, we ate at Daniel’s Café in the Conch Bar area on Middle Caicos and the food was simple but incredibly good. All in all, this trip was the ideal getaway for our group, but I can understand why people who want a lot of faced-paced action would be better off on a more developed resort area. A helpful hint if you are thinking about visiting—because the hot water system there is an older solar powered system (which is apparently soon to be replaced), it’s a good idea to take your showers in the late afternoon or early evening when there is still plenty of hot water. Also, we brought plenty of bug spray as advised, but the sand flies were nowhere to be found and are apparently only an issue when it is quite still, and there was a nice breeze most of the time we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beachfront, eco-friendly ten unit condominium is located on seven miles of spectacular and secluded beach. Accommodations range from single rooms with bath to two story suites with fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caicos Beach Condominiums North Caicos, Turks And Caicos