THE COTTAGES AT PINE CAY

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, B.W.I.

Pine Cay is an 800-acre island with nearly 30 cottages nestled along its white, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. In addition, it is the site of The Meridian Club, a 12-room, intemationally acclaimed hideaway.

Not as well known is that some of the island's cottages are available for rent. Individually owned by members of The Meridian Club, these casual, comfortable cottages offer a diversity of accommodation options. It is suggested that first-time guests stay at the Club and consider a cottage for future visits.

You may choose a cottage just a seashells throw from the Club or one more secluded. The furthest cottage from the Club is only a seven-minute golf cart ride away, and a cart is provided with each cottage. All cottages with an ocean view are located back from the water, a two- or three-minute walk. Cottages built on the channel are close to the water, but, while the views are profoundly beautiful, the beach is not generally suitable for strolling. Refer to the map on the other side of this rate sheet for locations. The description of each cottage includes occupancy limits and travel time to the Club.

Cottage guests enjoy the privileges extended to guests of The Meridian Club and can participate in all activities. Meals may be taken at the Club and charged to your account. Families are always welcome; however, the envirorunent of Pine Cay is not suitable for young children. Therefore, children under 12 are not allowed. Children under 18 are not allowed in the Club's upstairs bar area after 6:00 p.m. unless accompanied by an adult family member.

Whichever cottage you choose, the level of service is the same. Housekeeping is provided twice weekly. Kitchens are fully equipped, and a commissary is available with a wide selection of food and sundry items for purchase.

 

AVAILABLE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST:

* Round-trip transfers between

Providenciales and Pine Cay for some but not all American Airlines'

arrivals and departures. Transfers will be either by boat or air taxi

at the discretion of The Meridian Club.

* Golf cart * Aquafin sailboats * Windsurfers *Tennis court and racquets * Fresh-

water pool * Snorkeling gear and snorkeling excursions * Boating

excursions to some neighboring islands

* Postcards

 

AVAILABLE AT ADDITIONAL COST:

* Day sailing

* Deep-sea fishing

* Bone and reef fishing

* Golf on Providenciales

 

DRESS

Always casual. Bathing suits with cover-ups or sport clothes are the norm at lunch. Informal summer evening clothes and sport shirts with slacks are perfect for dinner.

 

GUEST COMMUNICATIONS

The Meridian Club has installed a public telephone (outgoing calls only) for guest use. Most credit cards can be used. There is also a fax available for guest communications. Charges are expensive for use of the fax. Cellular phones are not permitted on Pine Cay.

 

ELECTRICITY

The Island maintains standard U.S. 110 volts, 60 cycles.

 

CURRENCY

The United States dollar.

 

RESERVATIONS

Turks & Caicos Reservations Center @ 1-800-645-1179.

phone/Fax 941-793-7157

 

DEPOSITS

Reservations are secured by deposit at the time of booking in the amount of 50% of the rental amount. Make cheques payable to The Meridian Club Ltd., but send to Turks & Caicos Reservation Center @ 240 Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 712, Naples, Fl. 34113. Deposits are refundable upon receipt by TCRC of written notice of cancellation at least 30 days prior to intended arrival.

 

Deposits will not be refunded if arrival is delayed or canceled because of delayed, canceled or missed flights or other transportation difficulties. Guests are therefore urged to purchase travel insurance.

 

CHECK-IN - CHECK-OUT TIMES

Check-out time is 12 noon. All efforts are made to have cottages available upon arrival.

 

GRATUITIES AND GOVERNMENT TAX

A service charge of ten percent is added to guest accounts. Further tipping is not expected. Rental rates are subject to a Government tax of eight percent.

 

SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS

Cash, traveler's cheques and personal cheques are acceptable means of settling accounts prior to departure. Credit cards are not accepted

 

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP

Guests are advised to carry with them proof of citizenship (passport, original birth certificate, or voter registration card) for clearing Turks and Caicos Islands Customs and Immigration Service. Driver's license is not acceptable.

 

ENVIRONMENT

The Turks and Caicos Crown Colony situated southeast of the Bahamas, approximately halfway between Florida and the British Virgin Islands. Pine Cay, site of the Meridian Club is an 800 acre island, oneof several major islands and small cays that comprise the Colony.

TRANSPORTATION

Check with your travel service between Miami' and Providenciales (usually called "Provo") Turks & Caicos Islands. The Meridian Club provides transfers between Provo and Pine Cay for some but not all American Airlines' arrivals and departures. Transfers will be either by boat or air taxi at the discretion of the Meridian Club. Boat and air taxi charters can be arranged to coordinate with schedules of other carriers.

 

It is advisable to arrange travel plans with one of the flights for which transfers are provided. Otherwise it may be necessary to overnight in Provo and forfeiture of deposit may occur. Neither boat nor air taxi transfer is possible in darkness.

 

Please advise TCRC of your arrival flight on Provo so arrangements can be made for you to be met at the airport.

 

We suggest you carry essentials such as medicine, cosmetics, bathing suit and a change of clothing in your carry-on luggage in case your luggage misses a connecting flight. Although there is a commissary and small boutique on Pine Cay, clothing selections are limited.

 

Turks and Caicos Islands departure tax is $20.00 per person.

 

Pine Cay maintains a paved, 2800-foot air strip, Unicom 122.8.

 

Customs, immigrations and fuel are located at Providenciales. Please contact the Club in advance for reservations and landing permission.

 

This cottage features an interior screened atrium and studio. One bedroom contains a king-size bed; the other, two twins. Each has a full bath. There is a complete kitchen with all appliances. The living/dining area features a radio, CD and tape deck with audio and print library. Sliding glass doors provide a view throughout the house of the backyard pond and sand dunes beyond. No children under 12. One-and-a-half-minute buggy ride to the Club.

Capacity: four persons.

Weekly rates:

One bedroom: $3500

Two bedrooms: $4500

Carousel boasts a wrap-around deck and is one of the newer cottages at the Club. Featured is a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and ice maker. The spacious living area has a radio/CD system, and each of the three bedrooms - two with one double bed and one with twin beds - has a full bath. Sliding glass doors in all rooms open to the deck and a sweeping view of the beach and ocean beyond. No children under 12. Three-and-a-half minutes by buggy to the Club. Capacity: Four adults plus two children ages 12 through 17.

Weekly rates:

Two bedrooms: $5500

Three bedrooms: $6000