Fodor's Expert Review Osprey Beach Hotel
1 Duke Street, Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cockburn Town, Grand Turk TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands See on Map Fodor's Choice
You cannot get any closer to the water's edge than this two-story oceanfront hotel adorned with palms, fragrant frangipani, and brilliant bougainvillea that add stunning contrast to the old white stone walls that separate the hotel from narrow Duke Street. Rooms upstairs feature vaulted ceilings and spectacular views while ground-level guests enjoy direct beach access through their own garden patio. Indonesian four-poster beds are the highlight of rooms 51-53. On the opposite side of Duke Street is the more economically priced Atrium accommodation. There is a full-service restaurant and bar on-site, spa services, and Blue Water Divers.
The Osprey Beach Hotel boasts 27 rooms with fabulous ocean views and the sound of the surf to lull its guests to sleep. All rooms in the main hotel have a private balcony or patio, air conditioning and ceiling fans, cable television, telephone, and daily maid service. There are three room categories to choose from: the Premier King Suite has a king-size bed and mini kitchen, the Queen Suites feature two queen beds and either a full or mini-kitchen, and the King Room has a king bed with mini-fridge. Across the street in the Atrium, there are 5 Balcony Rooms with king-size bed and twin daybed, or two queen beds. There is no television or Internet available in the Atrium. Accommodations at the Osprey are decorated in quiet island style; whites and soft natural hues are accented with warm wood tones.
YOU SHOULD KNOW This is an older hotel that has been lovingly maintained, however sound may travel.
As the rooms have changed ever so slightly over the years, guests can expect to find either a shower with glass or curtain enclosure or a bath/shower combo. It is recommended that guests express their preference when booking.
There's a small front desk located in the hotel office just off the pool deck and restaurant terrace. Here you will find friendly staff, as well as publications that will assist you in your quest to explore the island.
A small pool is located on the oceanfront, just steps from the beach.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The bar and restaurant share the pool terrace, therefore swimming or lounging poolside is permitted while others are dining.
Oceanscapes is located just across the street in the Osprey's Atrium. Although a simple spa, it offers a full range of services including massage, facials, scrubs, waxing, and hair braiding services. You can anticipate the familiar or enjoy something with a little island mixed in, such as an Island Glow Scrub, which uses brown sugar, grated coconut, coconut oil and citrus blend. Tired travel feet can be pampered with an aromatic foot bath and then gently scrubbed with a cranberry, mint and tea tree scrub, followed by a peppermint and eucalyptus oil massage.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The spa is not open regular hours, so guests wishing to take advantage of one of the many services should plan ahead.
Osprey Beach Hotel Restaurant offers poolside breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. As the hotel is located just steps from the water's edge, diners enjoy fabulous waterfront views. The menu changes frequently, however one can anticipate local cuisine featuring fresh fish, catch of the day, and lobster when in season. Of course, other favorites such as steaks, lamb, and chicken are also offered. When booking at the Osprey, guests may wish to inquire when the hotel's BBQ night is happening, as there is live music and dancing; you may wish to ensure you are there for the entertainment!
The hotel restaurant can be booked out for private parties. There is a barbecue three nights / week with live music.
Although there The Birdcage Bar is on site, there are several other establishments within walking distance.
Grand Turk is a fairly small island, therefore getting around is relatively easy and inexpensive. Car and scooter rentals are available, while cycling the entire island is also a possibility for the active visitor. The whole of Cockburn Town is easy to explore on foot, with rest stops along the waterfront. ATV and Segway tours are another way to get to see the main sights.
Osprey Beach Hotel Restaurant and Bar is located poolside, with easy access from all rooms and beachfront. In addition, there are several other restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, given that the Osprey is located in the heart of Cockburn Town.
Birdcage Bar is located poolside at the Osprey. Guests may enjoy a beverage while lounging by the pool, during meals, or when enjoying the beachfront - given that is only steps away. There are other bars located within walking distance from the hotel.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Osprey Beach Hotel offers comfortable lodgings conveniently located in the heart of historical Cockburn Town, while sitting closer to the water's edge than any other hotel in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Here, you have the best of all worlds, wrapped up in a charming, little, old world hotel.