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Old 10-19-2008, 04:43 PM
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Any ideas for excursions for a first time visit here?
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:01 AM
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If you'll use your "Find" feature in the upper left hand corner, type in Grand Turk, it will pull up all the posts made. When we were there, we did a snorkel trip. It made 2 stops, one for coral and one for sea life. The water was crystal clear and the snorkels were great. There's a shopping area right at the pier and a nice beach area there as well (at least before the hurricane there was). Hope this helps.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:58 PM
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We did a feed the stingrays / snorkle excursion which was neat. We also took a cab into town to walk around a bit. There is a small musuem which we did not visit because we felt it was too expensive ($10 per person, if I remember correctly). The town is small, but we had a lively visit with a man in the visitor's / tourist office and with an elderly man working in a store, who gave us a brief recent history of his home. The island is small - you can rent a car or a taxi/bus or do a ship's excursion around the island to visit the lighthouse and the salt flats. It is/was a lovely little island, which I heard got hit badly by one of this summer's hurricanes... so it is hard to say how the beach or snorkling will be. Although, if you dive, it's said to have some of the best diving in the Caribbean. There is also a Margarittaville at the Cruise Center which has a pool and there is a beach setup right by the pier for ship's passengers.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:31 PM
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Marylu - when are you going/ we're going in Jan on the HAL Westerdam - altho seasoned vets of the Carib we've nevr been there.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:25 PM
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Hi Thanks for the info We are going on the Crown Princess Jan 11-09. We have been to the Caribbean many times but never to this Island.
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Be sure to post something when you return - we'll be there in Feb. From what I hear the island is still in bad shape.
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We're also stopping at Turks on the Crown January 25-Feb 1st. Was there much damage to any of the other islands - St. Maartin, St. Thomas, Princess Cays?
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Anyone been here recently? Any suggestions? IM starting to pack
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:12 PM
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Beach on Grand Turk Island, November 2007:
 
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