Grand TurkApril 1, 2014 in Turks and Caicos Islands
The Grand Turk is purely a tourist trap. There's not much there other than Margartiaville and the beach, but that doesn't mean it ends there! Go past the port and out to the taxi stands. Don't buy any of the over priced ship excursions, get the real stuff! We found in a past post to ask for Mama Dea taxi services, and that is what we did. We had a fantastic tour guide, Tony! We asked another couple to join us and we worked out a great price of $25 a person for a 2 hour tour of Grand Turk. It was a really great experience to learn about the culture of the Island and to see some great places that otherwise, we would never have known. I really wanted to bring back a Conch Shell from Grand Turk, and Tony made that happen. I was so happy that we decided to listen to the advice of other travelers and go beyond the port! Upon returning to the port, we walked down the beach to Jacks bar, a local bar, where we could hang with the locals and grab a local beer. Enjoy!
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