There is almost nothing to see on Grand Turk. A lighthouse at the far end of the island from where you dock. That's it. When we were there, we took the island tour and, while we always get a kick out of exporing a place, we realized it was a really small island when the tour driver drove us by his house as one of the attractions! He was really nice and we still enjoyed the island, but it is all about the water. Next time, we'll snorkel or just take a dip. Oh, and you can catch the island tour by walking outside the cruise compound. There will be a very organized line of cabs waiting to take you around. The compound has the only shopping that I saw, mostly souvenirs, but also some nice cultured pearls. Fun, but inexpensive, stuff. Consider it a kick back day and you will enjoy it.
We were on Grand Turk in Oct 2008. There isn't much to see or do there. It is a great place to relax and swim. There is a small shopping area near Margarettaville. This is the area most people go to. The Margarettaville on Grand Turk is awesome. About 4 or 5 pools, good music and good food. (you have to try the cheeseburger in paradise) Anyway. we actually enjoyed Grand Turk and I think you will too. Have fun!!!
Gary & Jo Ann
The Cruisin Cajuns
Fantasy Jan 7, 2010
Triumph Feb 20, 2010
The best “Island Tour” I saw on Grand Turk was the Dune Buggy excursion. There is not a lot to see so driving yourself around off road is a great way to have fun and visit the island. There is a shopping area at the end of the pier with a beach and Margaritaville. Beach Chairs are free, clam shelters about $20 for all day. Most people just hit the beach at the end of the dock or the pool party at Margaritaville. The ship docks parallel to the beach so there are some great spots to get someone to take your picture framed in palm trees with the ship in the background.
You can buy post cards at Margaritaville with the postage included then just drop them in barrels by the door. There is a post office there but buy your stamps and mail fast. It closed about an hour after we got there and the woman running it wondered around the shopping area the rest of the day.