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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Locals in Provo refer to Salt Cay as "The Island that Time forgot ", And while life tends to move a little slower here, it provided my wife and I a chance to enjoy a vacation we will never forget. Our accommodations at Castaway and host Haidee set the tone for the week. Just steps from the perfect North Beach...

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

Sorry I did not get to meet your personally! I am working out the details for the next chapter in our lives. Castaways will close on March 31, 2017 for major upgrades and renovations and Island Thyme will close forever. We are glad you had the opportunity to visit Salt Cay while we were on island. Salt Cay is a...

North Granby, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want air conditioning with 80+ degree weather, total privacy in your bedroom, or nice restaurants or entertainment at night, you will NOT want to go here!! This is a couple of small units that share a raised roof, so that neighbors share sounds from unit to unit. There is no AC. BUT, what you DO have here is...

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

You perfectly described Castaways! If you want resort life Salt Cay is not for you. If you want to relax, refresh and rejoice in the beauty of nature and one of the finest beaches in the world...not to mention becoming one with the community...Salt Cay is for you. Castaways will be closing March 31, 2017 as will Island Thyme, our...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to run away from the world this is the place. Only four rooms at the end of the island with no neighbors. The water is about 20 steps from your door and the sand is so soft. We were the only ones on the beach for the whole week. There is no TV and some internet service....

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

Thanks for stay at Castaways! We will be closing for major upgrades and renovations March 31, 2017. Porter's Island Thyme will close March 31, 2017 and will not be reopening as we open the new chapter in our "adventure of life."

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wanted to write a review but just realized that everything I was going to say has already been said! Haidee, Porter, Apol and Lolli are amazing hosts. They have been doing this a long time. Arrange golf cart prior to arrival... you'll need one to go back and forth between the restaurant and accommodation and for just touring around. The...

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Salt Cay, the gem of of Salt Cay, and staying at Castaways and dining at Porter's Island Thyme. Our TEAM strives to create an experience not anticipated on an "out island" in the Turks & Caicos...a "cut above." Thanks again and we look forward to your return to Salt Cay!

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stay for a week, and spent the last 4 days alone in the area, out of the Filippino couple who was in charge of cleaning and cooking at Porter's. It is a bit far away from the village, but this is the best part of the story! You must rent a golf cart- the only motorized possibility- to move...

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Castaways! We hope to have you visit again after our major renovations and upgrades are completed. Thanks for the great review!

Ellicott City, Maryland
Reviewed 10 May 2016

My husband and I traveled back in February 2016 and it has taken me this long to write a review because I truly feel that words cannot express the time that we had! Porter and Hadiee (and Apol and Lolli) made sure that we had the best stay we could have dreamed of. We have traveled extensively and have never...

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

Our TEAM's goal to provide those visiting Salt Cay a memory that will last a lifetime. We strive to address every detail! Making your experience on an "out island" in the Turks & Caicos so much more than one would expect. Be it WiFi, complementary cell phone use, daily maid service, the amenities found in the rooms; from the quality...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 April 2016

There are two buildings, each with two rooms. Our room had a comfortable bed, bathroom with shower, and basic kitchen with refrigerator, cooktop and convection oven. The rooms are designed to catch the ocean breezes (no AC). We loved breakfast on the big porch facing the ocean. Don’t be surprised if roaming donkeys come by looking for a handout. The...

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

Exemplary service is one of our main goals. Be it in assisting in pre-trip planning to Salt Cay or making sure your stay on Salt Cay meets your expectations and is "seamless." We are delighted you enjoyed dining at our flagship restaurant, Porter's Island Thyme, where you can expect the unexpected. Thanks for the great review and our TEAM looks...

Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 1 April 2016

They say a picture is worth a thousand words....so here are several thousand...And yet, nothing I can say or display can accurately describe the perfection of Castaways, and the extraordinary beauty upon which it sits, in Salt Cay. I am on a continuous search for earth's most beautiful beaches. My favorites include those on the islands of Barbuda, Culebra, Anguilla,...

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

We are in the memory making business! Your review has captured the essence of Castaways, our flagship restaurant Island Thyme and the spirit of Salt Cay. We are now getting reservations for next season and we encourage everyone to finalize their plans sooner than later, while rooms are still available. Our TEAM thanks you for the great review and we...

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I woke up the first day away from Castaway feeling like I'd just had the best dream. But our week there was all real and completely pleasant. You always search on TripAdvisor for the clues that a certain place will truly be as spectacular as the marketing suggests. At Castaway, you TRULY: * are steps from the beach * can...

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

We are delighted your enjoyed your Salt Cay experience and your stay at Castaways! As you highlighted Salt Cay is not for those seeking a "resort." It is for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of our everyday life; to relax, refresh, renew and rejoice on special piece of paradise, Salt Cay. Our TEAM looks forward...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our honeymoon! Beautiful beach, great accommodations, wonderful people. Salt Cay is truly a gem for those looking for an adventure off the beaten path.

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pwiii, Owner at Castaway, Salt Cay, responded to this review

You have summed up the spirit of Salt Cay! Thanks for staying at Castaways and dining at Porter's Island Thyme! We look forward to your return to Salt Cay!

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Additional Information about Castaway, Salt Cay

Address: North Beach, TKCA 1ZZ, Salt Cay
Region: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Salt Cay
Price Range: ₹ 27,640 - ₹ 33,572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castaway, Salt Cay 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All are the same.”
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“all four room are the same and face the water”
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“We stayed in Crusoe #2 and I am sure that the others were just as nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Randy--Jane, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Crusoe #2 is furthest away. We stayed in Shipwreck #1, perfect and quiet but less private than Crusoe #1 and 2.”
 of 5 bubbles mlsearles, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Castaway is two houses with two units in each house. We lived in the most easterly one (Crusoe2) and that means a bit more shade from the pines. It also means more wind but that is usually good, because it is the wind that is the natural AC and it works very good.”
 of 5 bubbles bjornk584, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
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