Just got back from nine nights at Pirates Hideaway in Salt Cay. This is the place to go if you are looking for beautiful beaches all to yourself, charming accommodations, good food and an unbelievably relaxing time. If you want waiters to bring you drinks at the beach or pool, luxury accommodations, shopping and more than two or three restaurants, stay in Provo.
We loved it here. We did breakfast and lunch at Pirates (provisioning with Candy's help) and went out to dinner at the Coral Reef Bar & Grill and at the Island Thyme Bistro. We wanted to try Pat's Place, but she was on Grand Turk for a meeting and wasn't open.
At Pirates, we stayed in Blackbeard's Quarters, which is a separate cottage next to the main building. There were five women. Mother and daughter stayed in the bunk bed room, sisters and cousin each had their own room. All rooms had fans and we were quite comfortable - not bothered by bugs or the heat. Two full baths. All rooms with charming decorations. Kitchen with small stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishes and cooking utensils, coffee maker and tea pot. The entire cottage was much more spacious than expected.
Candy was a wealth of information. Although she traveled back to England while we were there, she left us in good hands and we were well taken care of.
We rented a golf cart and some bikes. I would recommend that since it is a good walk to the restaurants and even further to the most beautiful of the beaches - North Beach. But with the golf cart - it was a quick fun ride to everywhere on the island.
Having the pool was nice. For the early birds in our group, they could lounge by the pool while the late birds were still getting up and having breakfast. This way no one was antsy to get to the beach since they could sun and swim in the pool until the group was ready to go. Worked out well for our group.
We would all go back in a heart beat. This is what Fordor's Travel said: "The north coast of Salt Cay has superb beaches, with tiny, pretty shells and weathered sea glass, but North Beach is the reason to visit Salt Cay; it might be the finest beach in Turks and Caicos, if not the world. Part of the beauty lies not just in the soft, powdery sand and bright blue water but in its isolation; it's very likely that you will have this lovely beach all to yourself." It was true for us. Most days there was just us on the beach - and this beach stretches along the entire north coast of the island.
In Salt Cay you aren't a tourist - you're one of the community while you're there. Go before too many people find this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pirates Hideaway Guest House and accommodations in Salt Cay is a stone's throw from the ocean with a private freshwater swimming pool nestled in a tropical garden. Stroll the historic salt raking villages and see all the donkeys, rustic coastline and white powdery sandy beaches. Excellent diving and snorkeling spots. Pirates Hideaway is comfortable with friendly service, great stories and can help plan your flights from Providenciales which is only 75 minutes from Miami, Florida. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pirates Hideaway Hotel
- Pirates Hideaway Guest House On Salt Cay Turks And Caicos