LL Water’s Edge Townhomes, south of town, T9462055, F9462911, 3 2-storey houses on beach. L Osprey Beach, PO Box 42, T9462232, F9462877. Rooms on ground floor, open directly onto the sand, suites available with kitchenette.
L-AL Turks Head Inn on Duke St, PO Box 58, T9462466, F9461716, Email: toph...@grand-turk.com, is recommended. Built in 1869 by Jonathon Glass first as a private house and later used as a doctor’s dispensary, the American Consulate and a guest house for the British Government, it is set back from the beach surrounded by tall trees. Renovated and decorated in period style, 7 rooms, with wooden floors, beds and balconies, phone, minibar, two family rooms, outside dining and upstairs dining deck, pizza ovens, barbecue night with live local music, weekly dive slide show (Oasis Divers), dive packages, expansion planned, Austrian management, Werner and Doris Koeder, both head chefs.
L-A Salt Raker Inn, PO Box 1, T9462260, F9462817,is an old Bermuda-style building on Duke St, also built by Bermudan ship-wright Jonathon Glass in the 1840s, facing the beach. Run by Jenny Smith, it is very friendly, relaxed and unpretentious. 10 rooms, 3 suites, sea or garden view, balconies or patios, a/c, fan, fridge, TV, dive packages with Bluewater Divers.
AL Arawak Inn, right on the beach at southwest end of island, PO Box 190, T9462277, F9462279. 16 spacious suites, clean, nicely furnished, well-equipped kitchens, porches, private, all with sea view, charming beach bar/restaurant, unpretentious, beach is quiet and empty, pool, dive packages available. North of town on Lighthouse Rd, AL-A Island House, PO Box 36, T9461519, F9462646. 8 different suites with kitchen and barbecue, spacious, fully equipped, TV, phone, a/c, fan, on edge of North Creek, pool, free laundry facilities, maid service, bicycles and golf carts available, diving, fishing etc can be arranged, popular with people who like to spend a month or two on the island in the winter, attentive and welcoming management, contact Colin and Lucy Brooker, or their daughter, Donna.
AL-B Coral Reef, PO Box 156, T9462055, F9462911. An extensive wooden deck running all round the hotel, on the east coast away from the town, lovely colours in the sea but debris washed up frequently, rather dark studios and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenette although all sea-facing, pool, lit tennis court, fitness centre. On Front St, Angela and Douglas Gordon have a large guest suite with sea view, A Beachcomber House, also referred to as ‘The Gordons’, behind the government buildings, close to beach and restaurants, PO Box 110, T9462470. Includes superb breakfast, with homemade bread and muffins, and huge afternoon tea, no tax or service charges, dive packages available, open Nov-Apr only, in UK T01507-608861 for bookings during summer months when the Gordons are off the island. A Guanahani Beach Hotel, on the broad Sandy Pillory Beach on the west coast north of the town, PO Box 178, T9462135, F9461460. 16 twin-bedded rooms, 2 apartments, all with sea view, balcony, TV, a/c, fan, pool, dive packages with Sea Eye Diving.
B Sadler’s Seaview Apartments, Duke St, PO Box 31, T9462569, F9461523. South of Cable and Wireless, 2 apartments with fan, TV, patio, fully equipped kitchens, laundry and maid service, small beach across the road, contact Marjorie Sadler.