Salt Cay is often described as the "Island that time forgot". It also is tagged as a place you go to if you want nothing to do. While both of these lines can describe this tiny island, the opposite can be quite true, also.
As for being forgotten, check out Porter's Island Thyme. Hardly left in the past, name it and Porter probably has it or has a connection to get it, whatever your "it" may be. Porter's is an amazing gathering place for everyone on the island.
Nothing to do? Far from it. We were there for 9 nights this trip and ran out of time to get everything done. We spent 2 days on the water with Tim from Crystal Seas Adventures, whale watching. What a great time and Tim has a wonderful boat to handle choppy water. While we didn't get a chance to get in the water with the whales, we had several whales that were quite happy to share some time with us.
We made it to every tip of the island, all with the help of our trusty steeds, fat-tired bikes. So much fun to bike along on hard packed dirt roads and donkey paths. While heading out past the airport one day, we had to wait while a herd of cows leisurely made their way ahead of us. These cows have horns and I don't mean the beep, beep kind. Seemed like a good idea to let them have the right away.
We sat at the southern tip a couple of mornings and whale watched from the shore. We were rewarded by seeing whales breach each time. How cool!
We didn't do any diving on this trip but did bring along our snorkel gear. While there isn't a lot of great snorkeling, there are some spots that are fun to get into the water and check out the sea life.
Beach combing can take up good part of your day. There are pieces of pottery that wash up on shore. One piece I found had enough writing on the back that I was able to research it and discover that it was made by the Burslem Pottery company in Stoke-on-Trent somewhere between 1860 and 1871.
Island Thyme not only has fabulous food, created and served by Lollie and Apol, but it provides evening entertainment. Nights that feature, Bingo, Texas Holdem or Karaoke can keep you occupied. Even the nights with nothing featured provide entertainment by gathering and talking to fellow tourists or locals about their adventures of the day.
If you like to take pictures, an entire day could be spent snapping pics of the wildlife, cows, donkeys, osprey, lizards and crabs or the quaint houses and island settings.
From the minute you arrive, whether by a small plane from Provo or Grand Turk or by ferry you know you have found some place truly special. If you are looking for a spot where you are greeted as a friend and made to feel welcomed everywhere you go, look no further. Salt Cay is a true gem and we feel lucky to have had the opportunity to explore it.