Grand Turk and Amber Cove Ports

Jul 1st, 2018, 08:03 PM
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Grand Turk and Amber Cove Ports

We will be visiting Grand Turk and Amber Cove

We would love to hear from people who have stopped at those ports and let us know of their experience. We are not big on beach people so we are wondering what else there is to do.

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Jul 1st, 2018, 11:39 PM
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They are really small places, here is a suggestion for the cultural and historic stops.
Grand Turk: the National Museum and the salt Company.
Amber Cove: San Felipe Fortress, San Felipe Cathedral and Independence Square
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Jul 2nd, 2018, 06:22 AM
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Thank you for your reply. ANy suggestions on how to visit these places?
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Jul 2nd, 2018, 09:55 AM
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>>ANy suggestions on how to visit these places?<<

On Grand Turk you walk to them -- the National Museum and Salt House are close to the cruise terminal

In the DR - you can take a taxi - maybe 5 or 6 miles - to Puerto Plata where everything (San Felipe Fortress, San Felipe Cathedral and Independence Square, etc) is walkable.
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Jul 2nd, 2018, 05:15 PM
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I am little worried about roaming around in DR
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Jul 3rd, 2018, 10:04 AM
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Puerto Plata is relatively safe. You can also book a ship's excursion to see those Puerto Plata, but then you will be limited by time spent where you wanted to and the size of the group. But at elast you will be with a group of people and you will be "safe".
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Puerto Plata had a visible tourist police presence when I was there this winter. If taking a taxi doesn't appeal, there are ship's excursions and private excursions. Check Cruise Critic's Ports of Call forum and Tripadvisor for private tours. I very much enjoyed my time in Puerto Plata and did not feel unsafe.
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Jul 15th, 2018, 10:48 AM
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We were at Amber Cove recently for the first time and stayed around the port. There's a huge winding pool with slides, swim-up bar, water sports, a smattering of shops and restaurants. One thing that was fun--to walk up to the highest point. There's a great view from the top (as well as a bar), banana trees and other neat foliage along the way. - Musing About Cruising
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Jul 31st, 2018, 07:46 PM
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Both Amber Cove and Grand Turks are created ports for cruise ships. Long on pools, beach, sun, and a few little tourists attractions. If you don't like beach and water, it could be boring.
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Aug 1st, 2018, 10:29 AM
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When we visited Grand Turk we did the glass bottom kayak tour and really enjoyed it.
It was booked through the ship and was with Oasis Divers.
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