We decided to get away from the rat race and this was the place to go. I did not see another tourist my entire time there. We were there for a week and had such a great time. The new owners Jay and Sandy Johnson are truly some of the nicest people we have ever met. From the moment of arrival until departure we were made to feel like we were part of the family.
The lodge set on a hillside that slopes to the water are cottage like with all the amenities(except air). But the breezes and fans make up for the lack of Air con. The lodge has 6 kayaks, fishing gear, bicycles, snorkeling gear all for your pleasure. The lack of a beach is made up for by Jay and Sandys idea to put in their own beach with lawn chairs, tables and umbrellas. Fish off the dock or charter Jay to take you fishing.
We truly relaxed while our teenage boys hit the water on the kayaks to explore the many islands in the area. Now to say that north caicos is rather behind the times is an understatement. Basically one road, very small airstrip, and the little stores have the bare essentials. The prices are high since everything is flown in. Be sure to bring deet since the bugs can be a problem at times. But I will tell you this is such a small price to pay for the seclusion. Get here soon before the big resorts ruin it. We would rise early and kayak or bicycle, or toss a line in the water to get some fish which are always biting. Snorkel or fish during the day and then bicycle or just relax in the evening. We ventured down to the Presidente bar for a night with the locals. Playing dominos and having a few beers.
If you are high maintenance this may not be the trip for you but if you like to get away and not be bothered than this is the trip. Have Sandy cook for you everynight and drink a beer with Jay you will be in heaven!
To contact them here is the info I have. You Fly to Provo then get a 10min hop to north caicos.
Bottle Creek Lodge
Jay and Sandy Johnson
Belmont, North Caicos
Turks and Caicos, BWI
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Caribbean style cottages on the crystal clear waters of Bottle Creek. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bottle Creek Lodge North Caicos, Turks And Caicos