Salt Raker Inn

Duke St., Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

An unpretentious inn filled with island character and charm, this 19th-century house was built by shipwright Jonathan Glass in the 1850s, complete with its quirky nautical features. A large anchor on the sun-dappled pathway marks the entrance, and a large, breezy balcony with commanding views over the sea gives one the sense of what living on Grand Turk must have been like for those during the salt raking era, keeping watch over the comings and goings on land and at sea. Although ground floor rooms are shaded havens, they have no sea views. The two rooms upstairs share a balcony–-a fabulous spot to watch the sun set. One of the inn’s best features is the hidden garden of tall tamarind and neem trees, with climbing vines, hanging and potted plants, and a tiny pond, home to the Secret Garden Restaurant. Be sure to catch their evenings with live music.


  • ambience and character
  • an easy walk to everything on the historical waterfront


  • the lack of no-smoking rooms
  • older bathrooms


Phones: 649-946–2260


10 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: No meals