Salt Cay, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Donkey SquattersONLY for ppl who are able to take relaxation to another level, unless you dive or snorkle!
5 minute flight from Grand Turk in a 5 seater plus pilot. The flight was $80/pp R/T. There is supposedly a ferry for $25, but we never saw it.
The island apparently inhabits 66 people, a rare sight. We saw about 10. We were lucky to meet a gal who lent us her golf cart and we managed to get 2 flats immediately on the same tire. Our luck....Luckily Debbie, who runs Salt Cay Divers + shop, the Coral Reef Bar and Grill (where we enjoyed a much needed Turk's Head beer and it has free WIFI) and the airport, came to our rescue. We finally saw North beach, "THE" beach on Salt Cay, with NOONE on it. There is no grocery store, but 3 restaurants. Water is very scarce. Wild thirsty donkeys roam the streets, leftovers from the old salt mining. Wild cows roam the brush. Want to get away? Check out Castaways. Don't try and get around on your own or walk, there are about 5 trees, TOO hot. Rent a golf cart. On a cooler day, rent a bike.
Again, need constant stimulation?...Salt Cay is NOT for you.
The diving on the other hand is supposed to take you to excellent walls and other smaller islands etc...We liked the slo-mo for a day, it's beyond relaxing.
Check out Porter's island Thyme Restaurant ....he's a fun guy and runs "beverage competitions" :-) And Friday is pizza night!
We were there for a whopping 6 hrs...enjoy your stay!