The Grand Turk Cruise Center
If you are coming by cruise ship to the Turks & Caicos Islands, you’ll be landing here on Grand Turk! The Grand Turk Cruise Center is a self contained tourist mecca, built specifically for the cruise ships. You won’t be parked at the commercial dock next to the cargo ships and have to navigate your way around a crummy commercial district on your way to find a taxi to get you out of there.
Here, you walk off the boat straight onto the beach for playing in the water and sunbathing. Sea-Doo, snorkel activities, booze cruise sailboat, and tubing behind a ski boat all are located right here. Just behind the beach is the gigantic pool with a surf machine, tons of shopping and the largest Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville on the planet!
Since we actually have a vacation rental here, we just walk in for free whenever we want a “break” from all the quiet solitude of our secluded beach in front of our house. Grand Turk really is the best of both worlds, quiet seclusion like you are on a semi-private island, but then the Cruise Ship Center when you want a little action in your vacation!
We have many guests who were first on our island for 6 hours, saw our place on a tour, and the next year they stayed with us for a whole week. My wife and I have a saying about the cruisers; Cruise here once, come back for a lifetime.