Once through the big glass doors at Morritt’s you'll see a large angelfish and a sea horse hanging from the tall ceiling of the entrance. Colorful Murano-style glass lamps (hand-blown by a local artisan) decorate the lobby and registration desk. You're greeted with a damp hand towel in the shape of a swan and immediately feel like you're on a Caribbean vacation. There are 204 rooms in this resort that impress with the same atmosphere and beachy décor. Open walkways lead to big brightly colored rooms of coral, yellow, and turquoise motifs with full kitchens. The rooms in the newer Grand Resort are larger than the Tortuga Club and are able to accommodate up to 6 people.
Situated on a generous expanse of honey-colored sand, the broad, shallow bay in front offers all varieties of water sports from snorkeling to kayaking. With a dive shop on the property, scuba trips and sailing excursions leave directly from the resort’s own dock. This is the island’s breezy East End, 25 miles from George Town, where it is often refreshingly cool, but the diving can be choppy. Lunch is often an exciting experience at the Tortuga Café. Sitting in this circular open-air dinning room extending over the water, you’ll see kite surfers reach astronomical speeds as they fly and twist out of the water and, most of the time, land back on their boards. Try the coconut shrimp or jerk chicken salad, both are fresh and tasty, and then go for your own kite surfing adventure. A new 5–story building with an additional 20 units opened in May 2014, making this the largest resort on the East End.
As at other resorts on the East End, entertainment and daily activities are organized in-house. You can play tennis, shuffle board, or bocce ball, go to the spa, or lounge next to one of 3 pools and visit the swim–up bar. Local bands play frequently, and the resort has its own activities manager.