This was the first time my wife and I stayed at a house instead of a resort during our vacation. We found this experience very enjoyable and budget friendly. The Seasong Cottage is very quant and tastefully decorated, as well as in a very nice location. One of the owners, Karen, whom we dealt with, was very accommodating and easy to deal with. She responded to any and all of our questions and concerns in a timely matter.
Anita picked us up at the airport and took us to a nearby grocery store. Actually, everything is nearby on Grand Turk. After dropping us off at the house, she came inside and showed us around the property.
We walked down the beach to Bohio's for dinner. I suggest skipping this place . While the food is good, the service was terrible and slow. You can do better. This place could be a goldmine if run differently. We encountered one of only two unfriendly people at Bohio's. Nearly everybody is friendly on Grand Turk.
On Sunday we used the two bikes provided and took a nice ride to the southern end of the island. This is where we discovered Governor's Beach. This beach is absolutely beautiful. We ended up renting a golf cart for the week and spent everyday at Governor's Beach. The beach is very quite, the snorkeling is nice and there is plenty of sea glass to be found.
I recommend the following places to eat: Barbie's, Sandbar and The Grand Turk Inn. Barbie's is about 100 yards south of the cottage.
Keep in mind that Grand Turk is a Cruise Island stop. So, for the most part, when the cruise ships are in, shops are open. When the cruise ships are not in, shops are closed.
My wife and I did not do any of the excursions. We did, however, snorkel 300 yards or so off shore from the Library to "The Wall". We saw a sea turtle along with other nice fish. We also drove the cart to the Lighthouse and walked around.
All in all, our vacation was very relaxing and enjoyable. My wife and I enjoyed seeing the free roaming and friendly dogs, donkeys and horses.
However, we would not go back. This decision has nothing to do with the house or beach. Both are wonderful. The Island itself is not very appealing to the eye or nose. The salt ponds are numerous and have a very strong odor. And, there really isn't much to do other than the beaches on Grand Turk.
If you do decide to go to Grand Turk, stay at the Seasong. You won't be disappointed. Be sure to visit Governor's Beach. But also, don't be in a hurry. Time has no meaning on Grand Turk.