Located on the waterfront Duke Street on the quiet island of Grand Turk, the Osprey Beach Hotel offers affordable accommodation with a world-class view and prime beach access for visitors to the island capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Of the boutique hotel’s 34 rooms, 27 are beachfront. All rooms include air conditioning, a mini fridge, daily maid service, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel’s top accommodation, the beachfront premier king suite, comes with a king-size bed, private ocean-view balcony, and a mini kitchen complete with a fridge, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee machine.
Whether you choose the basic atrium courtyard room or the beachfront premier king suite, you’re just a short walk away from a stunning beach and the historic waterfront for which the island is known. Walking along the scenic road that runs parallel with the beach, you’ll get a taste of the island’s rich history (and plenty of photo opportunities) with the quaint colonial-style buildings that line the street. Here, you’ll also find several churches, eateries, and dive shops, as well as the Turks and Caicos National Museum.
And take note, divers—Grand Turk is also a world-renowned scuba diving destination. You can reach the wall, which starts at depths of 25-30 feet (8-9 meters) before dropping off into the abyss, within 5 minutes by boat. So whether you prefer shallow or deep diving, you have options. Here the marine life is healthy and thriving, with colorful corals and a variety of marine life to admire. With more than 25 dive sites to choose from, each offering the chance to see a range of tropical fish, sea turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, and more, diving in Grand Turk is a must. Dive packages are offered with all three of the island’s diving companies, as well as special dive resort rates for groups of 10 or more.
While diving is a popular activity on Grand Turk, there are a variety of other activities to choose from. The island is a prime destination for fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and even horseback riding on the beach. From January through April, North Atlantic humpback whales pass through the Columbus Passage off the coast of Grand Turk during their annual migration to warmer waters, making the island an ideal place for whale watching tours.
Weddings and Honeymoons
With its laid-back atmosphere paired with stunning scenery, this hotel is the perfect stop for honeymooners, or better yet, for a couple looking to tie the knot in an intimate, Beautiful by Nature setting. For those looking, the hotel can also help with planning a beachfront wedding.
The Bird Cage Restaurant
Beyond the hotel's prime location on Cockburn Town Beach and easy access to diving and other activities, the hotel also offers a superb dining experience at its poolside Bird Cage Restaurant with calming views of the ocean.
Here, the menu is ever-changing — but regardless of the day, there’s always a variety of dishes to choose from. The menu often features fresh local fish, along with steaks, lamb, chicken, pasta, salads, and other local dishes, as well as lobster when it’s in season. Meanwhile, the dessert menu consists of cakes, pies, and ice cream, all of which are homemade — including a delectable key lime pie that can’t be duplicated.
If you’re staying at the hotel on a Saturday, be sure to head down to the restaurant for its famous BBQ night, complete with live music and entertainment.
Getting to Grand Turk
To get to the Osprey Beach Hotel, visitors must first fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS) before catching a 30-minute inter-island flight (via local airlines Caicos Express Airways or interCaribbean) to the Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT). Once you touch down in Grand Turk, you have the option of either taking a taxi to the hotel or renting a car. With an area of less than 7 square miles (18 sq km), you’ll arrive at the hotel within minutes regardless of your preferred mode of transportation.