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About Salt Cay
Salt Cay is a tiny island (3 square
miles) in the Turks & Caicos Islands which is at the southeast end of
the Bahaman Archipelago.
Salt Cay Airport
Latitude N 21°20' Longitude W 71°12'
Salt Cay is mostly flat and arid. Average temperature is 83 degrees
year-round and there are often trade winds, which make the place
pleasant and keep away insects. Bring the sunscreen but inspects and
mosquitoes are rarely in evidence.
Getting to Salt Cay:
Flights into Providenciales, the major airport in the Turks and
Caicos are available from Miami, Boston, Charlotte, Atlanta, New
York City, London and other major cities throughout the world. Check
your favorite airline or air travel website for flights.
Once on Provo (island speak for
the island of Providenciales) there is a 25 minutes flight to Salt
Cay. We can help you with scheduling this flight when you make your
Salt Cay airport cannot be
reached at night so an early arrival in Provo is recommended. The
last flight to Salt Cay is scheduled for 4:00 pm. There are weight
restrictions, enforcement appears to be becoming more routine. If
you are bringing scuba gear and food, you will almost certainly be
over. Budget an additional 50-100 lbs. For groups of four or more it
may be more economical to charter a plane.
There are also some flights
into Grand Turk on commercial airlines. There is a ferry that
(sometimes) operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the
Eats and Treats:
Salt Cay is remote. There are a few stores which carry the basics.
You can find delicious homemade bread; flan and fresh fish can
usually be had with a trip to Deanne's Dock.
The kitchen at The Vistas is
well furnished and we try to provide a good supply of basic items
such as spices, flour, oil and such. We do our best but can't
guarantee what will be available. You can order food and beverage
items that will be procured from Grand Turk prior to your arrival,
and food can be brought with you. Coolers are permitted on airlines
but no dry ice. (There are weight restrictions on the flights to
Salt Cay "see Getting There").
There are several restaurants
on this island and we can highly recommend Coral Reef Bar & Grill.
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