Overall we were very happy with our stay at Bohio and I would give this place 4 1/2 stars. This hotel caters to scuba divers and does it well. They have an area to store and dry dive gear and the dive boats are right on the beach. The dive masters will assist with bringing your gear on and off the boats if you are diving multiple days. We dived mornings and afternoons and loved the idea that the boat rides were short and convenient and we could do our surface intervals at the hotel. Our dive master Ollie was great. The wall is phenomenal with absolutely beautiful coral reefs and nice tropical fish life. The reefs had tons of healthy coral and particularly a lot of beautiful soft corals, several sites also had beautiful coral swim throughs. We didn't see much large animal life, maybe a couple of nurse sharks and turtles, but we saw tons of brightly colored tropical fish and some barracuda. Given the depths at many sites I would recommend an advanced certification so you can dive in the 80-90 ft range on many sites. No nitrox is available but it's not really needed either.
The staff was all friendly at the hotel. We ate all our meals in the restaurant and spent quite a bit of time at the beach bar. I liked that they reserved beach chairs and umbrellas for hotel guests otherwise on the days the cruise ship guests came there would have been nowhere to sit. They also reserved areas in the beach bar for guests. the hotel arranged a taxi to and from the airport for us which was very convenient. There's not much to do on Grand Turk so it was nice that the on-site bar and restaurant had plenty of options.
Reasons for 4 1/2 instead of 5 stars mainly has to do with the accommodations. We knew this going in but these are basic accommodations - not luxury by any means. They were clean and comfortable but if you are looking for a modern room with luxury appointments you would be disappointed. I wish the bathroom had been a bit bigger - there wasn't enough room for more than one person to be in there. The shower also had less than ideal water pressure but was functional and we never had an issue with hot water which is a bigger issue in my book. If they renovated a few rooms this place would be absolutely fabulous.
That being said, it has a fabulous location right on the beach and the rooms are convenient to the main part of the hotel with the bar and restaurant. Each room also has its own balcony so you can lay out items to dry or just sit and enjoy the view. The beach itself is spectacular with sugary white sand and crystal clear calm warm waters. We would definitely stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Bohio Dive Hotel Grand Turk
- Bohio Dive Grand Turk