If you want a more back-to-nature romantic sleep, head off the main island of Providenciales and onto the less resort oriented Grand Turk and stay at the historic Grand Turk Inn. A charming bed-and-breakfast in a 150-plus year old Caribbean clapboard inn, it doesn’t allow children under the age of 16, and has an old fashioned allure, where time still feels like it moves slowly. In a prime Front Street location, it was originally build as the Methodist Manse, but today has been converted into a stately B&B with just five elegant, sunny suites and overlooks the beach and turquoise waters of the Columbus Landfall National Park. Despite the historic style of the inn, rooms are modern and have satellite TV and air-con, as well as full kitchens and West Indies colonial era furnishings made from rattan and bamboo. Don’t skip the huge rooftop sundeck facing the ocean and historic waterfront. The included breakfast is delivered to your room each morning based on your menu selection from the night before. There is also an on-site restaurant serving an Asian influenced menu. Also take a stroll down Front Street to explore more restaurants and listen to local artists playing nightly on the street.
Grand Turk Inn
“Classic Caribbean” best describes this idyllic hideaway in the heart of historic Cockburn Town. The charming clapboard house was first constructed as a home for Methodist clergy. Today, they might be baffled by the menu at the inn’s restaurant as it has become a local favorite thanks to its Thai and other Asian dishes. Choose from curries made with fish and shrimp straight from the sea. If you want to give your taste buds a break from all the spices, order the key lime pie for dessert.