Hi All! I will try to not make this very long but would love some first hand feedback. I am planning a bucket list trip for my 40th birthday next year. The original plan was to visit Tahiti but that isn't going to work for us next year due to other trip and commitments. My main goal was to visit a beautiful laid back island and if we could snorkel and see stings rays that would be a huge plus. As a family we have traveled all over the US and parts of Canada. We like quirky road trips, and places off of the main tourist track. We plan on visiting in either January or April- any feedback on typical weather or best time to visit.
I will be visiting with my husband and two boys 14 and 10. This will be a once in a lifetime trip for us so I want to make sure I am picking the right location.
One reason for picking Grand Turk is the laid back and secluded location however I don't feel like we can visit T&C without also seeing Grace Bay.
My plan is to fly into Provo and stay 2 days in Grace Bay then fly over to Grand Turk for 6 days. After researching all of the options I believe we have it narrowed down to Crabtree apartments, Beachside Bungalow on Pillory or the Osprey Beach hotel- any feedback on which beach would be better?
We would plan to rent a golf cart for the week to get around.
Things that make me nervous- Cruise ships are listed ( sometimes 2 per day) all but one day during the week we would be visiting in April.
Food- My 10 year old has some sensory issues and while I know can pack a loaf of bread/snacks/ perhaps a cooler with a few meats I don't understand the process with customs and declaring it. Do the grocery stores carry basics like turkey deli meat, cheese?
For prices at restaurants would you say the average cost is between 15-20 per person per meal? Is there typically at least one restaurant on the island open for lunch or dinner?
Thank you for any and all feedback you can provide!