Thanks for everybody’s good wishes and patience whilst we get things back to normal after this year’s unprecedented Hurricane season.
Bohio is happy to report that we came through the storms with absolutely no injuries, and in reasonably good shape. The clean-up and repairs required are well underway and it will soon be business as usual, with the idyllic setting and relaxing atmosphere that keep our guests coming back.
We are waiting for electricity and internet to be restored reliably, but power company, Fortis, is on-island working hard, and we are assured we will be back online any day now. As soon as this happens, normal service can resume.
Hurricane season is part of the life-cycle down here in the Caribbean. This year we saw Hurricanes Irma and Maria pass through in quick succession, which has had damaging effects through the entire island community. But it is a close community that pulls together. And as we make our repairs, we also use the opportunity to improve our infrastructure and services. In this way we keep Bohio fresh, up to date and ready for guests who want to experience old-world charm in beautiful and comfortable surroundings.
We did just this in 2008, after Hurricane Ike, when we took the initiative to transform the resort’s outdoor area into a truly relaxing beachfront location. We created the Ike and Donkey Beach Bar, even using some of the downed power poles in our construction, as well as extending the deck and adding more comfortable furniture, and the area quickly became a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike. This idyllic spot plays host to weekly live music and BBQs where you can enjoy a beachfront cocktail whilst watching a glorious sunset – and there’s always a chance to see the illusive Green Flash phenomenon.
Grand Turk is of course famous for its coral reef system – the third largest in the world. Divers and snorkelers visit our island paradise each year to experience the colourful underwater world just steps from our shores. We are delighted to report the Reef is still in perfect condition and we are already eagerly anticipating the annual migration of the North Atlantic Humpback Whales. These magnificent creatures travel to our islands each year to court and give birth in our warm waters and the chance to witness this is not to be missed.
We thank you for recognising the great importance of tourism to the recovery of Grand Turk and are very grateful for your support.
The skies are bright and sunny over Bohio and we hope to see you soon.
Tom, Ginny and the Bohio Family