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Salt Cay

Salt Cay
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A Paradise In the Caribbean

Salt Cay is a wonderful place - quiet and no frills. This is not a place for people who cannot... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2016
Rochester, New York
Time may have forgotten Salt Cay, but you never will!

This is probably not your place if you want luxury, room service, golf, tennis, tv, organized... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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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
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

12  Thank JillSolo
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

3  Thank Manatee4Me
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Location of the Castaway cottage was perfect! I can see why they call it the Castaway. You feel like you have the beach all to yourself. Private and just a step away to the crystal clear water with the most outstanding coral head reefs. Where...More

3  Thank SnorkelFanatics71
Reviewed 1 April 2016

A place to just "be" and enjoy the peace and quiet. Life is simple here its like going back in time. Just a 2 day stay can leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Thank MrsT209
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We came to Salt Cay to see the whale migration. We read all the reviews on Trip Advisor, which helped a lot! So read them! There were some things I didn't see that I wish we had known about. We took Jet Blue out of...More

2  Thank KiteflyerNY
Reviewed 17 January 2016

It is truly a treasure. We spent two weeks, mostly on the beach, reading a wonderful array of books from the library. We took long walks and bicycle rides. We made sure to turn off our lights by nine so that the cows could sleep,...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Can you enjoy a vacation on Salt Cay? The answer is yes if you want to disconnect from everything. This is an island that feels forgotten. It feels like the Caribbean's version of a town that has sort of died - the industry it used...More

1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Three of us boarded a tiny plane at Provo airport destined for a day on Salt Cay. The flight alone was an adventure! Flying over the islands of the T&C was absoultely breathtaking. We landed on a small grassy airstrip and were greeted by....well, nobody....More

Thank marignyjane
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Salt Cay is incredible - the island is home to about 60 people. There are more animals around than people by far! This island is not for the those looking for luxury and it is quite rustic and charming. We stayed for 2 nights and...More

Thank Renee C
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Was the restaurant "Porter's Island Thyme" sold and still being used as a restaurant? What about the Castaway Cottages? Are they still available to rent?
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
Trying to decide between Salt Cay or Grand Turk for a day trip from Provo, anyone have thoughts or recommendations?
29 March 2016|
Response from Parents2 | Reviewed this property |
I only landed briefly on Grand Turk, but the two places are very different. Salt Cay is remote and has awesome diving and history. You can take the ferry to Grand Turk like three days a week. Grand Turk has more shopping and... More
JilSolo was mentioning a "fireball" he obeserved at salt cay. I had exactly the same experience about 20 years ago in the bahamas. We had no explanation for this phenomena. What exactly ist this fireball? What is a "grazer". Thanks anyone for your answers
23 January 2017|
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