Some resorts on the Turks and Caicos Islands are made for diving; while some are made for weddings. Bohio is made for both!
You might be planning your upcoming wedding or honeymoon. You might be celebrating an anniversary (or even a “being together” commemoration) with your better half. You might even be thinking about a simple way of showing your spouse how much you love him or her, and you find yourself on the hunt for a very special romantic holiday for just the two of you.
Romantic home away from home
If you are both divers, or want to learn how to dive, the ideal place to do this is Bohio Dive Resort on the island of Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos. The sun is always shining in Grand Turk so you don’t have to worry about being there during high or low season. Both seasons are just as nice and you can translate that to “NO snow flurries here – EVER!” Just like the sun is always shining – the water is always warm. The water temperature in the summer ranges from 82⁰ to 84⁰F (28⁰ to 29⁰C) and in the winter it ranges from about 74⁰ to 78⁰F (23⁰ to 26⁰C).
Watching the Humpback Whales
If you plan on going any time between mid-January to mid-April, which is high season, you will be able to do some Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) watching from the deck of the resort’s famous watering hole, the Ike and Donkey Beach Bar. If you’re already a certified diver the diving staff at Bohio will take you out so you can hear these gentle marine giants “sing” their mating songs underwater.
Without exception, all divers who have had this experience describe the moment as, quite simply, “humbling”. For non-divers, the boat will take you out and position itself close enough to the whales for you to be able snap happily away with your camera. Always keep in mind that this is their native breeding ground and that you are experiencing these majestic creatures because they allow you to.
Grand Turk offers some of the most diverse scuba diving in the Turks and Caicos Islands and is completely surrounded by underwater walls covered in sponges and for divers, the famous Grand Turk wall reef is exactly where the best of the action is. Mother Nature created a natural barrier which starts at approximately 35 feet (11 meters) and suddenly plunges to 7000 feet (2134 meters). She crowned this marine structure with a natural necklace made of coral; within which you will be able to observe a plethora of marine life wonders, including nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), nassau groupers (Epinephelus striatus), green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and flying gurnards (Dactylopteridae) – fish that you didn’t even know existed and that will take your breath away, even with a diving tank strapped to your back!
An injection of flavour
Bohio Dive Resort is blessed with the experience and expertise of Executive Chef Jorika Mhende at the helm. This experienced South African has had the opportunity to travel around the world and has a recipe book that reads like the L.A. Phonebook. With recipes from India, Spain, Greece, Italy, Thailand and, of course, her native South Africa, she’ll knock your taste buds’ culinary socks off, at each and every meal! Taking into consideration that aside from the seafood, mostly everything is imported here, what this woman does in the kitchen is simply IN-CRE-DI-BLE!
Bohio Dive Resort is located on Pillory Beach, and is considered to be one of the best beaches on the island. After dinner, you can order a bottle of wine or have the bartender concoct one of their famous cocktails, grab the love of your life by the hand and head to the beach. This quiet, deserted, and safe beach is located right in front of the resort and is ideal for taking moonlit walks, hand-in-hand, with the most important person in your life.
Massage for two?
Most guests arrive at Bohio completely stressed out. Pressures soon fade into the distance with the mantra “just breathe…” emanating from the wonderful team of staff at the resort. Massages treatments can even be offered in the comfort of your own room, all to the beautiful backdrop of the ocean’s waves lightly lapping the shore, just meters away from your room.
Double massages, for you and your partner, can be reserved for the same time so you can gradually fall asleep in each other’s arms, listening to Pillory Beach’s lullaby, or you can choose to experience your massage on the beach, taking advantage of the cool island breezes and the salty, natural smell of the ocean to send you to your own, private heaven.