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Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Tonya and Katya- wow! Thank you for giving us such an incredible time in Grand Turk! First of all the Papaya suite was unreal- so spacious and homey with everything we needed inside. Best part was that it was about ten feet from the stunning beach and the Sandbar!! The Sandbar especially had the best feel to it- so chilled and right on the ocean. Kisha and Rose were both unbelievable when it came to helping us! Tonya and Katya- you were both so accommodating and sweet throughout the entire trip and I can honestly say I loved every second and you each added so much to the trip! Thanks again for everything :)

Stayed: December 2015, traveled with friends
Thank Chani W
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

A good portion of our family' travel decisions pivot around whether a property to can assist with our unique dietary issues. So, we typically look for small, locally owned lodging/restaurants off the beaten track. We have enjoyed seeing the satisfaction of the staff at the end of our trips in their accomplishment of meeting and exceeding our dietary needs.

Kat and Tonya were receptive from the very first email inquiry and we knew we had hit the mother lode with Manta House/Sandbar Restaurant.

The bungalow was spacious and clean with appropriate amenities. And of course, 27 steps away from the beach! The restaurant overlooks a gorgeous 360 degree view of the beach as its perched on stilts. There is no trade off either. The food is delicious AND its super affordable.

The restaurant staffed was thoroughly briefed about our dietary situation and Miriam and Mishu cooked wonderful meals and Rose and Keisha kept things organized front of the house. Kudos to Mary for keeping the bungalow in tip top shape..not an easy task with 4 teenage girls....and me to contend with.

Kat and Tonya also arranged for two meals off premises when they were closed and did a flawless job communicating our dietary situation to a neighboring restaurant, which went off without a hitch. They also helped us figure out the best diving situation, as we wanted to steer clear of the cruise crowd and we were quite satisfied with their choice of Oasis Divers. They shlepped us to the grocery store and shuttled back to the airport a couple of times when our bags were delayed.

You can't really put a value on Kat and Tonya, otherwise the price of their lodging and restaurant would skyrocket!!! They are passionate in what they do, they were totally accessible throughout our stay.They had amazing attention to detail and followup. I guess in the real world, you could call them concierges, but that feels way too stiff and formal. Just know that you will be in excellent hands with them, no need to ever look over your shoulder. THAT makes for a truly relaxing vacation.

Standing O!

  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled with family
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1  Thank beaubo
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our hostesses, Katya and Tonya were truly wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble – they helped us settle into island life very easily (if, unfortunately, only for a week!)

Manta House is on a beautiful side of Grand Turk island, offering peace, tranquillity and beautiful sunsets. The house is directly opposite a stunning stretch of beach, inviting you to take a dip at any time. The Sandbar (also owned by the hosts) is nearby, and is the perfect place to hang out, relax and enjoy great food and drinks. All other amenities are close by.

We stayed in the Jungle Bungalow – perfect size for a couple. The accommodation is quiet, comfortable and very spacious – a real home from home. There is also a delightful front garden to relax in and watch island life pass by.

We cannot recommend Manta House and the wonderful service highly enough. We will certainly be returning very soon.

  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

This was our first trip to Grand Turk and we picked an absolute gem in Manta House - Papaya Suite. Our hostesses Katya and Tonya (sisters from Canada) were so helpful and caring. They arranged our taxi transfers from and to the airport. They made sure that everything was prefect from the moment we arrived and stayed that way throughout our visit. We bumped into Tonya at the cash n carry store one day, which was a good walk from the Manta House and she gave us a lift back.
The bungalow had a large patio area in the front, complete with 2 sun loungers, large table and 6 comfortable chairs. A decked area at the back with more chairs. The interior was spacious, well equipped, clean and in good decorative order. There was plenty of hot water and clean towels.
A beautiful beach is just across a very quiet single track road, as is the fabulous Sandbar (beach bar also owned by Katya and Tonya). The Sandbar is a great place to meet locals and fellow visitors. The food was excellent too. The location was perfect, especially as we were diving with Blue Water Divers so just a short walk along the track or the beach!
Would definitely recommended Manta House and would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank CT-Surrey
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

We just spent a week scuba diving and stayed at the Manta House. We stayed in the middle 'mansion', Papaya suite. The place is huge. The place is full furnished, with everything you need. I needed a cup of tea, so found the supermarket, and was given a lift back. Everything is in easy reach, and if you can't find it just ask. Everyone, and I mean everyone on Grand Turk are very friendly and will point you in the right direction.

Katya and Tonya have a wonderful place. The Sandbar across the road is a fantastic place to spend the evening.

Look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank Martin S
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