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The Meridian Club is a small, casual, but elegant resort on what is basically a private island in the Turks & Caicos Islands group. Air taxi is the means of transportation from the airport in Providenciales. It's important to schedule your flights so you arrive into Provo before dusk otherwise, you will need to arrange for a stay over on Provo. American Airlines has a couple of daily flights to Providenciales from Miami; the early flight will assure your arrival on Pine Cay same day. The primary mode of transferring guest to Pine Cay is by Taxi and Boat, from Provo to Pine Cay takes about thirty minutes.

This resort is the hideaway type where you can do nothing but lounge on the beach all week, or take advantage of daily excursions and the recreational equipment. There are twelve rooms; most are duplexes, fronting on a 2-mile, white sandy beach that is nearly deserted. The island also contains about twenty-five homes along the beach front, some of which can be leased on a weekly basis. The pool, dining room, and bar are the centers of social activity for those staying in the homes as well as the rooms.

We found the food to be excellent. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style, taken around the pool. Dinners are sit-down in an elegant dining room, but casual dress. Coats and ties are not encouraged. Going barefoot is. The husband and wife management team were very helpful and the staff courteous. The resort has a small general store and there is a privately-owned boutique within a few minutes' walk. This is the type of place where you do get to know the staff and the other guests.

The recreational equipment includes small sailboats, bicycles, and golf carts for exploring the island. There are no automobiles. While the water is clear, there are no snorkeling spots directly on the beach. The resort provides a daily morning boat trip to an offshore reef about twenty minutes away for two hours' snorkeling, but some days the water is too rough to go. There are excursions to Providenciales for shopping and to other nearby islands like Little Water Cay , a sanctuary for Iguanas. There is also the evening "glow worm" excursion monthly after the full moon.

Rooms are very comfortable, with electricity, hot showers, comfortable beds and sitting areas, and screened-in porches. There is no TV or phone in the rooms. Fax is the main form of communication with the outside world. Bring books.

This is a delightful resort with many return guests.

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