The Turks and Caicos are made up of 40 individual islands and cays, each hosting unparalleled sandy stretches and translucent, turquoise waters teaming with diverse wildlife. Surrounded by one of the most extensive coral reef systems worldwide 65 miles across (105 kilometers) and 200 miles long (322 kilometers), the islands are truly spectacular. They offer some of the finest diving in the Caribbean and the Grand Turk beaches are the most sublime by far.
Dip into History
This is probably the reason why the great explorer, Christopher Columbus, decided to drop anchor on Grand Turk’s Pillory Beach, proclaiming the sandy stretch as the first docking point of the New World. For those who are familiar with Pillory Beach, this comes as no surprise — the beach boasts powdery, soft sands against a backdrop of lush foliage. No wonder Columbus was drawn here after a long voyage.
Visit Paradise on Earth
Beautiful rock formations and warm turquoise waters in a myriad of changing shades set the scene in Bohio’s backyard marine playground. The spring/summer, with warm flat seas, is often the best time to see the stunning kaleidoscope of colours.
Pillory Beach has earned many accolades over the years. It was voted by Men’s Journal Magazine as the world’s best beach for diving, remains virtually untouched, and was included in the book, 501 Must Visit Natural Wonders. It’s often touted as one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean and the friendly crew at Bohio Dive Resort will ensure that guests find out why. Located directly on the sand, just steps from the ocean, guests are able to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this stunning setting, away from the busier areas of the island.
Ideal for snorkelling, a vertical coral reef, known as Grand Turk’s world famous wall, sits just offshore. This “wall” is located just a few minutes away from the Bohio Dive Resort, dropping suddenly from 25 feet (7 meters) to an incredible 7000 feet (2100 meters), and is the perfect viewing ground for catching sight of hundreds of fish species at once. Dramatic dive walls, and majestic sea-life at Alien Nation, Mama Nature, Coral Gardens, and The Anchor, are only a short boat ride away.
Make a date
Lay down your anchor at our beautiful resort positioned in the Turks and Caicos Islands and retrace the steps of Columbus as you explore the wonders of the ocean – all just a stone’s throw away from the beauty of Pillory Beach. Our friendly, professional staff can arrange dive trips, snorkelling, fishing, and day activities for you too.