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Address: Salt Cay

This island was once the site of a booming salt industry; now it's noted...

This island was once the site of a booming salt industry; now it's noted for its quaint seaside towns.

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Best Place on Earth

If you want to escape to the most beautiful, undeveloped place on earth, this just might be it. It's certainly the most accessible of this kind--4-hr flight from US/CA plus 1/2-hr... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auburn, New York
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Auburn, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to escape to the most beautiful, undeveloped place on earth, this just might be it. It's certainly the most accessible of this kind--4-hr flight from US/CA plus 1/2-hr jumper. It's also surprisingly affordable, depending on your approach. It's a stunning, private island lightly populated (80 residents) with kind people who welcome travelers. You immediately feel like you... More 

Thank sarahyaw72
Manchester, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This really was the most relaxing vacation I've ever had. If you at looking for a quiet remote place, where you can go swimming in turquoise waters, walking in ruins, going for whale watches, or just sitting on your tush relaxing and reading a book; then this is the place for you. Also this is a paradise for both divers... More 

Thank Hillary W
North Granby, Connecticut
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Salt Cay is a quiet corner with fascinating history, and stunning waters. It is a tiny 2.5 square mile island, largely taken up by abandoned salt ponds. The beaches are stunning.

Thank Marge F
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

this is the most quite place on earth. you can travel the whole island and the only sound is hello from a local

Thank Safetydud
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131 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We came to dive and whale watch, since it is migration season. The island is very small, and we had a golf cart to get around. We did do some walking, as well (but golf carts are just plain fun). Be sure to go to the north side beach. At least when we were there, the temperatures (water and air),... More 

Thank RichGTraveling
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Laid back...relaxing...charming...intriguing... 7 days and nights on this Island and the only thing to be on time for was the ferry and sunsets.

Thank Ross P
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Just amazing! nothing to do besides snorkel, go out on the whale-watching boat, sit in the sand, eat drink and be merry. If you're not able to entertain yourself listening to waves crash for days on end, this place isn't for you. But if you're looking for a real escape, man this is it! a few tips: stop at the... More 

Thank bateschristina
Hamptonville, NC
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Put this one on your bucket list! Love the quiet, historical salt raking community. People are kind and friendly. Make sure you find all the island stores, Ms Pat Simmons home cooked meals, and Ms Nettie's bread, and if you dive or snorkel, the excellent service of Salt Cay Divers

Thank Parents2
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The flight from Provo to Salt Cay was a bit frightening but well worth the scare. We rented the Purple Conch for about a week, it was awesome. We brought some food, bought stuff at a small stand, and ate at Porter's Island Thyme (amazing food and staff). The house came with bikes so we rode around to all the... More 

3 Thank GennevieveBlair
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Hidden gem in Salt Cay, pristine beaches on the north and rocky beachcombing on the south side. Highly recommend renting a golf cart to get around even though the island is small the heat is intense so walking is a hot endeavor and biking is a challenge on the rocky roads. The islanders are very friendly and helpful. We stayed... More 

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