The Bohio Dive Resort is a small yet full-featured resort and water sports operator on the quiet Pillory Beach on Grand Turk. As the name suggests, the complex has a heavy emphasis on scuba diving, yet non-divers will appreciate the great beach, comfortable amenities and water sports.
The resort complex features 16 rooms, two restaurants, a swimming pool, and a great laid-back ambiance.
Grand Turk is home to some incredible reefs, and before the advent of the cruise port diving was the main tourism drive on the island.
All of the main islands in the Turks and Caicos offer a unique underwater aspect, and Grand Turk’s feature is the ease of access of many dive sites. It’s possible to jump on a boat and be at a great reef in just minutes.
Bohio Dive Resort offers several great perks, services, and amenities for scuba divers. As a PADI certified dive shop, there are onsite professional dive instructors, the full range of rental gear, and a great selection of dive training courses. Many dive packages include free tank refills for unlimited guest shore dives.
There are options whether you’re just beginning, looking to polish your underwater skills, or want to advance with a specialty course. Choose from Discover Scuba Diving (DSD), Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox, navigation, and more.
Boat Tours and Excursions
As a full-service dive shop, the resort also has the vessels and knowledgeable staff to be able to provide boat and snorkeling tours, which are available to both guests staying at the resort as well as cruise ship guests.
Although Grand Turk hides some spectacular reefs, most sites are too far off to be suitable for shore snorkeling. Boat trips are a great way to visit the shallow snorkeling sites that are scattered around the Turks Islands.
Another great attraction is Gibbs Cay, a tiny uninhabited island that’s a haven for southern brown stingrays. The stingrays flock to meet the boats that land on the island’s small beach, which creates a great opportunity to watch and photograph these interesting marine animals.
During the winter months, the majestic humpback whale makes its appearance. Due to their location near the deep Columbus Passage that separates the Turks Islands from the Caicos Islands, whales are naturally funneled near Grand Turk and Salt Cay. Combined with the warm and clear ocean water that surrounds our islands, whale watching is excellent from Grand Turk. It’s also often possible to snorkel with the whales—a truly unforgettable experience.
Pillory Beach continues two miles (3.2 km) to the north from the Bohio Dive Resort, where the secluded coast eventually concludes at the inlet to North Creek, where the Grand Turk Lighthouse can be seen.
Reservations and Booking
To obtain the best rates, it’s advisable to research prices online (so you’ll have knowledge of the published rates), and then contact the local resort directly for their offer. The local accommodation can save significant amounts by not having to pay third-party booking commissions, and they’re often happy to pass some of the savings back to you.
Like many Caribbean vacation destinations, the Turks and Caicos experiences predictable fluctuations in tourist arrivals. The winter months tend to be the “high season”, and the end of summer months are the “low season. Rates are often much lower during the low season. See Best Times to Visit.
A 12% government tax is applicable on accommodation rates. There are no other government-sanctioned taxes.
Check in time is 3:00 PM, and check out time is 11:00 AM.
At only six miles (9.7 km) across on its longest dimension, Grand Turk is a very small island. Most guests won’t require a rental car as the island’s main settlement of Cockburn Town is only a ten-minute walk from the resort.
If you’re looking to explore a bit farther, cars, golf carts and scooters are all great ways to get around.
In addition to the typical nightly rates, the Bohio Dive Resort also offers all-inclusive packages for both divers and non-divers. These deals include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, transport from Providenciales to Grand Turk, and airport transport.
Dive packages include 10 dives (5 days of two tank morning diving), with the possibility of additional dives at extra cost.
Map & Location
Located in Pillory Beach
The resort is found to the north of historical Cockburn Town. The town center is about 15 minutes away on foot, or 5 minutes by bicycle. More about Pillory Beach →