My wife and I found paradise a few weeks ago on Grand Turk at the Beachside Bungalow. Amazing island, amazing house, and an amazing beach right outside your back door. The owner describes Grand Turk as the Caribbean of 40 years ago, and that description is spot on. There’s TV, A/C, and cell phones, but everything else about this place feels like a step back in time. Just a laid back, quiet little island with no hustle and bustle. At times, I felt like I could be in a Hemingway novel. The beach felt like it belonged only to us. We barely saw anyone the entire week. The house is fantastic. Every modern amenity you need, but it still feels like a beach house. In fact, it felt like our beach house. The beds were comfortable and the towels were nice and thick. Coffee maker, blender and full-size oven work great. We went for the larger side and got the washer and dryer which afforded us the luxury of packing light. The back porch was our favorite place about the house. A big, spacious area to sit back and relax with a good book in the evening, or to take a break from the sun during the day, yet still enjoy the view. And the view is outstanding! Being on the west side of the island, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better sunset anywhere. Just as stunning as the sunset, is the sea. You get lost in the different shades of blue. It’s so clear, which makes for great snorkeling. When we wanted a change of scenery, we explored the island on bikes. There’s a great beach bar/grill down the road called Sandbar. We ended up there several times on our rides, either for lunch, dinner or just a rum punch to relax and take a break from riding. There are several other good places to eat, as well. Bohio (right up the beach from the house) was the nicest meal we had. The Secret Garden was also good. And we walked to the grocery store down the road from the house for the rest of our meals. All in all, a great way to celebrate a 40th birthday (not naming any names of course honey)!