I booked Island house as I had a business trip on Grand Turk. Donna, who owns the place was really helpful when I contacted her over the internet and did everything she could to ensure I had a smooth trip. Pick up from the airport is included.
Island House itself is just outside the main town but as you get a car included with your room and no where is more than 5 minutes away this isn’t a problem at all. On the whole Grand Turk is quite flat but Island House sits on the raised parts of the Island and so has a wonderful view over the island.
Island House is in a hacienda type style with beautiful flowers and bushes everywhere with a really laid back Caribbean feel to it – when I arrived there were about 20 wild horses the front gate ! magical. Donna was there to greet me and was undoubtably one of the loveliest and friendliest hosts I’ve ever met. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she a source of information. As the apartments are self catering you need to get some supplies in, but Donna immediately took me out and about in the car to show me where the shops, sight and restaurants were. It was like staying with old friends.
The apartment itself was clean, spacious and modern. The bed was divine. There was air conditioning ( an essential ) and the kitchen was stocked with everything you could need to cook with. There was a bath and shower and lots of hot water. There was free wireless broad band and a flat screen TV. Outside was a private sitting / dinning area with a wonderful view.
Outside was all landscaped with a terrific pool – very peaceful and set amid tropical trees and flowers. Both the apartment and outside were cleaned everyday. The whole place was immaculate and beautiful.
All in all I can’t recommend Island House enough. Truly 5 star and if you are visiting Grand Turk – which is a lot less commercialised and Americanised than the other Islands this would be one of the best places to stay – plus with a car included it is great value for money.
I loved my stay and in a funny sort of way quite miss it now I’m home. As I say, it was like visiting old friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All suites hotel with free cable, wireless internet and fully equipped kitchens. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island Grand Turk
- Island Hotel Grand Turk
- Island House Hotel Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos