This was our first stay at Crabtree though a fifth visit to Turks and Caicos for 2 out of our party of six. A pleasure in part because the bungalows are right on a quiet, beautiful beach with easy access into the water (no ironshore here), in part because of how very well-furnished and -equipped they are. Units 2 and 3 with a connecting door are good for family groups. Covered porches were constantly used. We cooked many meals and appreciated Jessalyn's tips on finding fresh vegetables, homemade bread and specialty ice cream. When we were there (Christmas through New Year's) we were unable to find fresh fish. Ate at Barbie's, Osprey, Bohio, Margaritaville, Sandbar and Cool Beans. The water off Crabtree is a good place for beginning snorkelers to practice - there are a variety of fish out front - but overall the snorkelling from shore on Grand Turk is disappointing for experienced snorkelers. Going out at least once with a tour operator is recommended - floating over the 7,000-foot deep Grand Turk trench is a spooky but exhilarating experience. So - for other reasons - is Margaritaville. when cruise ships are in. We recommend visiting the National Museum (and its gift shop); listening to "rake and scrape" music; a day trip to snorkel/dive and eat on Salt Cay; and enjoying the sweet-natured potcakes (stray dogs) that are everywhere. Grand Turk is not for people who want shopping and nightlife but good for divers and those who want a quiet, largely self-directed vacation.