Leave your cares and woes far behind when you stay at Castaway, two cottages overlooking a stretch of sugary white sand on the island's secluded and largely undeveloped north shore. The lack of street lights—and even house lights—on the North Beach make the night skies pop in an explosion of stars; even the lights of the Grand Turk Cruise Center across the sea seem like an intrusion of light pollution. In the winter months you can sit on the porch and watch humpback whales mosey by. Each of the two Castaway cottages holds two one-bedroom suites with comfy king-size beds draped in mosquito netting, full kitchens, living areas, and patios overlooking the sea. It's a good idea to rent a golf cart (four-seater $100/day; $600/week) or bicycle ($20/day; $100/week) to travel the pebbly, unpaved road between Balfour Town and Castaway—but be sure to watch for carousing donkeys and sleeping cows.
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Castaway, Salt Cay
North Beach, Salt Cay
Our Rating Neighborhood North Beach Phone 649/946-6977 Prices Winter $284–$389 double; off-season $204–$245 double; extra person $75 per night; continental breakfast $10/person; meal plans available at Island Thyme restaurant Units 4 Amenities Wi-Fi (free) Web site Castaway, Salt Cay