Came here for rum tasting and diving. Great hospitalet and a very interessting rum tasting. Location is very nice located on an fantastic White sugar type beach. Absolutely an experience to put info the memorial book More
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Came here for rum tasting and diving. Great hospitalet and a very interessting rum tasting. Location is very nice located on an fantastic White sugar type beach. Absolutely an experience to put info the memorial book MoreShow less
Thank for dropping by Bohio for a rum tasting – we’re glad you had a good time! One of the things the Caribbean is famous for are the many kinds of rums that are casked here. We offer a little exploration into some of these rums and it’s proving popular with visitors to Grand Turk. We hope we’ll see you again.
Corina and Captain Meat were fabulous and deserve five stars. The were very helpful and always cordial. The beach was beautiful and the water was crystal clear. The island itself is not pretty with lots of block size craters filled with stagnant water from when there was a salt mining industry. This you do not see when researching the island. The road into Bohio, with all of the holes, made you think you were headed into a third world country. With the exception of the two people above, the staff were not friendly, did not speak unless you spoke first, did not smile and basically looked at you as if you were intruding in their space. The hairdryer went out and ask twice for a replacement. On the fifth day, after the request, gave money to the housekeeping staff and got one. Awful smell coming from the bathroom sink drain which moved very slowly. Staff were not interested in taking your orders in the restaurant or checking back to see if you needed anything. The culture is not one of a business. The staff appeared resentful. I actually was called coo coo by one of the wait staff when I ask for service. The owner's son brought the silverware and saw the burned bun and said nothing and the owner's daughter appeared with pad in hand after we had ordered to do what I don't know. The servings of food were gigantic but so so in quality. We were there five nights before we knew there were rolls to be had with dinner. I understand "island time" but this was way beyond that.
Thanks for staying at Bohio. We’re a bit surprised by some of your observations- some of which we’ve never heard. Grand Turk is one of the most beautiful places on earth, with some of the best diving you’ll find anywhere. Its beaches have been ranked world class. When you’re on a small Caribbean island, you’re not likely to find the same infrastructure as you would on the mainland. That would go for most of the Caribbean. Our staff is a tight knit family and our guests overwhelmingly tell us they feel at home when they’re here. We can get very busy in our restaurant and we believe two-way communication is the best way to get something you’re looking for, or to report anything out of the ordinary. We hope your future travels are pleasurable.
First off, Emily, Ginny, Tom, and Scott were incredibly accommodating and made it feel like staying with family. The staff were so friendly and always smiling. The entire resort and beach were very well maintained and clean. The rooms were very comfortable with WiFi and great AC. Beautiful beach, one the nicest I’ve enjoyed in the Turks and Caicos! The Guanahani restaurant was superb! Lots of variety that didn’t get old (BBQ night was amazing, try the lamb :D). At night the lounge area has a great atmosphere and comfy seating. Very memorable diving experience with Jessie and Dan, they made a new diver like myself feel completely at ease. Diverse dive spots with very active marine life, met some other guests that were very experienced divers, said it is some of the best diving. I will be back for sure :). Highly recommend the Gibbs Cay excursion while you stay, much fun! If you are considering staying in the Turks and Caicos, Bohio on Grand Turk is an absolute gem, its the goldilocks of Caribbean, a small peaceful island with the perfect blend of excitement and adventure if you want it.
Thanks for your TripAdvisor review – it’s appreciated! It’s nice to see you felt so comfortable here that you refer to everyone by their first name. We love that because we do consider our guests as part of our extended family. We take care of our guests and the resort, and nature takes care of all of us. So please do come again.
I still can't believe it took me so long to write a view on Bohio Dive Resort, we had such a lovely time there. Having been in Turks and Caicos often, this was my first time in Grand Turk. I loved the lay back vibe of the area, if you are looking for night life and craziness this isn't the place for you. However, if you are looking for friendly faces in a relax atmosphere, you will not go wrong here. We arrived pretty early from our flight from Provo, as we checked in we were told our room was not ready yet and to have a drink at the bar which we were completely fine with. The views were beautiful and the staff was friendly, the only down part was we ended up waiting around the bar area for over 2 hours. It would not have been a problem if we were told it would be that long, we could have changed in our suits right away. I hate to even write about that because that was our only complaint during our stay.
Once we got to our room we were happy, the rooms was very comfortable with beautiful views of the sea. You feel so completely relaxed there, and the staff is very friendly. I loved the peace of the area...no crowds. Walks on the beach were so nice and the sunsets are amazing. We rented the bikes and rode all around the island which was a lot of fun. If you are interested in biking up to the Lighthouse be warned, there are some up hills that can be challenging but it was worth it to us. We did it the day the cruise ships were not in dock which was wonderful, the island is not busy at all. Everyone on the island is so friendly and helpful. There are a few local restaurants you can ride your bikes to for lunch that are really good. I would recommend doing that when the cruise ships are not there since it won't be as busy. When the cruise ships arrive the beach can be crowded but the staff at Bohio make sure their guest are taking care of, you will have your reserved chairs even when they are there.
We were fortunate to take advantage of the Whale Excursion which was amazing, booked it right there at the hotel with no worries at all. If you are a diver you will love it, talking to guest that were divers they were pleased with the experiences they had.
Food was pretty good. The BBQ night was amazing with A LOT of food, I think we could have shared one meal and still be satisfied, a lot of fun with the live music. Also enjoyed the breakfast, try the local places the lunch but if you do eat lunch at Bohio try the conch salad...it is fabulous.
Over all a beautiful time, staff is so friendly and treats you like friends and family-very kind.
We hope to return again in the future.
We don’t mind how long you took to write the review, we just appreciate that you did. It sounds like you had a great stay with us, although it started a little rocky. Whether you’re out for a bike ride, snorkeling, diving, or just sitting on the beach, you’re going to be able to really enjoy yourself here. And our chef is one of the best on the island, and the Conch ceviche is a big crowd-pleaser. We also hope you will return again in the future.
Snorkel and rum tasting away from the cruise crowds. After taking a taxi from the cruise ships, our family was taken to the wall, on a private boat, when We were ready, along side of the other cruise excursions snorkeling on the reef. Swimming with the fish and coral for almost an hour and headed back when we were ready. After relaxing on the beach at Bohio and trying some conk dishes and local beer, we enjoyed a tasting of three local rums followed by a drink of our choice. Wish we could have stayed longer. We are already thinking of ways to get back to Bohio exclusively for a week.
What’s great about taking a chance on a short excursion, is that you sometimes strike gold, and in the case of Bohio it sounds like you did! So please do come on back, you can snorkel to your hearts content, have more delicious cocktails and food, and go out on a few adventures right from our beach. See you soon.
Bohio is a wonderful place to stay. The owners, Ginny and Tom, are nice and welcoming and help you accommodate to any requests you might have. The rooms are nice and clean, but they are pretty basic and do not have any Internet. The only place to get Internet was the main lobby, which could be kind of annoying. The beach itself is beautiful with crystal clear water. Bohio is also a great place to dive with the farthest dive site only being about 15 minutes away by boat. There is plenty to see with lots of wildlife and beautiful coral. Getting certified there was fun and easy. However, there were a few downsides to the resort. It is on a pretty isolated island in the Turks and Caicos, so there is not much to do outside of diving and the hotel grounds. Another downside was the service. I understand how they run on island time, but it was not uncommon to wait for more than half an hour until you could even get a drink order in. The food was mediocre, and meeting the people diving with you was always a fun experience. Not a perfect resort, but there are some great people and beautiful diving!!
We do appreciate you coming to Bohio to get certified. As you’ll see in your future travels, some of the greatest dives on earth are in remote and special locations like our small island. While we often hear that our dishes (that are all made to order) can take some time, we’ve only ever heard that they are delicious. If you come our way again, you’ll be happy to note that we have installed the quickest internet service available on Grand Turk that is available in all guest rooms and all resort areas. We hope we’ll see you again.