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Quite please

this is the most quite place on earth. you can travel the whole island and the only sound is hello... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Safetydud
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New York City, New York
Less than a hundred inhabitants

We came to dive and whale watch, since it is migration season. The island is very small, and we had... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
RichGTraveling
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Cincinnati
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This island was once the site of a booming salt industry; now it's noted for its quaint seaside towns.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“whale watching” (11 reviews)
“coral reef” (20 reviews)
“grand turk” (21 reviews)
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Salt Cay
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"tiny island"
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"see whales"
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"relaxing vacation"
in 4 reviews
"fascinating history"
in 2 reviews
"pat's place"
in 6 reviews
"step back in time"
in 2 reviews
"great diving"
in 6 reviews
"fish"
in 11 reviews
"bumpy ride"
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"secluded island"
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

this is the most quite place on earth. you can travel the whole island and the only sound is hello from a local

Thank Safetydud
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We came to dive and whale watch, since it is migration season. The island is very small, and we had a golf cart to get around. We did do some walking, as well (but golf carts are just plain fun). Be sure to go to...More

Thank RichGTraveling
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Laid back...relaxing...charming...intriguing... 7 days and nights on this Island and the only thing to be on time for was the ferry and sunsets.

Thank Ross P
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Just amazing! nothing to do besides snorkel, go out on the whale-watching boat, sit in the sand, eat drink and be merry. If you're not able to entertain yourself listening to waves crash for days on end, this place isn't for you. But if you're...More

Thank bateschristina
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Put this one on your bucket list! Love the quiet, historical salt raking community. People are kind and friendly. Make sure you find all the island stores, Ms Pat Simmons home cooked meals, and Ms Nettie's bread, and if you dive or snorkel, the excellent...More

1  Thank Parents2
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The flight from Provo to Salt Cay was a bit frightening but well worth the scare. We rented the Purple Conch for about a week, it was awesome. We brought some food, bought stuff at a small stand, and ate at Porter's Island Thyme (amazing...More

4  Thank GennevieveBlair
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Hidden gem in Salt Cay, pristine beaches on the north and rocky beachcombing on the south side. Highly recommend renting a golf cart to get around even though the island is small the heat is intense so walking is a hot endeavor and biking is...More

2  Thank jmmankel
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

Salt Cay is a wonderful place - quiet and no frills. This is not a place for people who cannot entertain themselves. The island has few year long residents but during the November to April time frame Northerners come to spend the winter. Some come...More

1  Thank 46er5811
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is probably not your place if you want luxury, room service, golf, tennis, tv, organized activities, artificially enhanced landscape, a Disney-fied experience. Maybe not right for everyone ... but perfect for me! The possibility of snorkeling with humpbacks during their winter migration was the...More

13  Thank JillSolo
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We highly recommend Porter’s Island Thyme and Coral Reef Bar & Grille. Be sure to reserve your table and order before 3PM on the day you plan to dine, or even the day before. If you like wine, you can order a whole bottle and...More

4  Thank Manatee4Me
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DK1818
11 March 2018|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
There are flights from Provo to salt Cay via caicos express takes only 30-45 minutes
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nogreatmischief
13 August 2017|
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Response from Hillary W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to this. Sorry
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nogreatmischief
22 May 2017|
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Response from Hillary W | Reviewed this property |
Porters Island restaurant closed as they retired. They sold the restaurant and the new owners are building a house. So now there are only 2 restaurants on the island. I believe the castaway cottages are still available to... More
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