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“Laid back diving paradise”
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Bohio Dive Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cockburn Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We first visited Bohio in October 2016 just after Hurricane Matthew came past, thanks to which we couldn't do very much diving. So we decided to give TCi another try and had a fantastic time - we weren't disappointed by Bohio or the diving.

Bohio is a small (16 rooms) family-run dive resort and it was great to be welcomed "back home" by Ginny on our arrival from an overnight in Providenciales (the BA flight from London arrives too late for you to hop over the same day). Tom, Emily, Dan and Scott complete the family team.

We stayed for 10 days, and our package was simple - 7 days' diving, 9 nights bed, breakfast and lunch. Food in the restaurant was plentiful and good - a big buffet breakfast when Bohio is busy, smaller menu cooked to order when not - coffee on tap and lunch ordered during our surface interval from diving half way through the morning. Our friendly staff including MD and Corina, welcomed us back like old friends.

Our room (no 5, upstairs, corner King nearest the sea) was beautifully clean, with towels etc replenished with us never seeing the housekeeping team.

Diving is fantastic - the quickest transfer to the wall is about 2 minutes from the beach! Dive boats are fast and covered and there was plenty of room for 8 divers and a guide. Most of the time though, we were lucky to have Jesse our guide/DM and the boat to ourselves because there was a big group of divers diving together on another boat. No schlepping onto buses or long boat transfers. Jesse looked after us and our kit, taking us to a variety of lovely dive sites just yards from the beach at the resort. Diving is 'American plan' - two dives back to back with a surface interval. But the sites are so close that you come back to Bohio for coffee and to order lunch between dives. Sheer luxury!! The diving is a nice mix of sheer walls and other more mixed topography including the spectacular drop off. June is definitely baby fish month - the reef was absolutely covered with juveniles and large groups of fish of every sort. No big pelagics - the water is very warm at this time of year - although we did see spotted eagle rays, stingrays, and loads of turtles. Coral is in good shape, and the reefs very healthy with many varieties of soft and hard coral, sponges and anemones. Back at the dive centre, there is plenty of room to wash and hang your kit to dry between dives/days.

The resort does accept visitors from cruise ships - and there are a LOT of ships which come into Grand Turk - (this is one of the reasons you pre-order lunch) - but there is good range of space reserved for the resort guests - a lovely 'outdoor lounge' type area near the bar with soft seating (and with a nice cool breeze this is the perfect place to while away the afternoon with a book and a rum punch!), the pool, restaurant terrace and inside lounge, beach loungers/umbrellas and part of the open beach.

There are few other places to go for an evening on Grand Turk - there a handful of other restaurants and bars - so Bohio can get more lively during the evenings when there might be a BBQ dinner, or music provided by local bands. We also had movie night on the beach one night!

This is a great barefoot diving resort with a good restaurant, friendly staff and a beach. If you want great, easy diving among friends, or just R&R, reading a book on the beach, then come to Bohio. If you want bright lights and 200 restaurants and bars within walking distance, stay on Provo.

Thanks Ginny, Tom and team for a great trip. Can't wait to come back and see you in 2018.

Room Tip: Corner kings are bigger than the others and have a mini kitchen with Microwave, fridge/freezer and c...
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Bohio, Guest Relations Manager at Bohio Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We are glad you came back and saw what the diving conditions are really like on Grand Turk. There’s a reason why we’re known for our crystal-clear waters and now you’ve seen them for yourselves. We tend to treat everyone like they’re family because that’s the way they feel to us. We love what we do and we want to extend that feeling to our guests. So, come on back whenever you’re ready – we’ll get your room ready!

Until then, our motto... Just Breathe....
Ginny & Tom

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Our group of 19 divers & 2 nondivers enjoyed a great week of diving at he Bohio Resort. There are only 16 rooms, but that was fine with us. The rooms were clean, & really everything we needed in a dive hotel. The staff was great, especially Corrina in food services. The food was always well prepared, plentiful, & delicious. "Island time" is still active, but not really a problem. The bar was well stocked & a fun place to hang. The grounds are clean, & the beach is superb. We dived with Oasis Divers, since their larger boat could accommodate our group. They were superb, professional, and the diving was really good. We really enjoyed our stay & look forward to returning.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Bohio, Guest Relations Manager at Bohio Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Well in this case we understand what you mean by a “dive” hotel, and we’ll agree we have a great one! Our main concentration is of course sharing the incredibly clear waters of Grand Turk with guests, and making sure they have delicious food when they return. We do like to kick back with our guests and talk about the dive conditions that day, the weather, or whatever else comes up in friendly banter. So, when you return, know we always have a chair waiting for you.

Until then, our motto... Just Breathe....
Ginny & Tom

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

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

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Bohio, Guest Relations Manager at Bohio Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

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.

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

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.

Stayed: May 2017
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Bohio, Guest Relations Manager at Bohio Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

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.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

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.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Bohio, Guest Relations Manager at Bohio Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

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.

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Address: Cockburn Town | Turks and Caicos Islands, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Grand Turk
Region: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Grand Turk > Cockburn Town
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cockburn Town
Price Range: R3 850 - R4 920 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bohio Dive Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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