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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Meridian Club on Pine Cay, Turks & Caicos Reopens with upgrades and new features

The Meridian Club on Pine Cay reopened 90 days ago with fanfare, celebrating new upgrades and property features, while also offering packages that would appeal to different guests.  As one frequent guest likes to describe the experience, “this is a place where everyone is the same, no matter age or type of travel group, we all seek this pristine experience.”  So, this year’s changes seek to address the varied audience that is attracted to the remote and secluded private island in the Caribbean.

New Features
As happens every year in summer, the staff has been busy on a variety of upgrades, which include (1) a new dock space that moves up and down with the tide (making embarkation easier), (2) new water sports equipment such as Hobie cat wave sailboat, sea kayaks and paddle boards, (3)  the largest and yet not noticeable is new electric cable throughout the island, (4) a new gift shop with logo-d items, and (5) staffing changes which include a new pastry chef (along with changes to the dining area to accommodate more enjoyable dining experience) and a new yoga instructor.
New People
The biggest news on this private island is the introduction of a yoga program, called Pine Cay Yoga.  As of early December, the property offers yoga on a weekly basis, every Wednesday morning.  Laura Mensen is originally from Canada but lived in the Turks & Caicos until 8 years old, then returned to Canada to continue her education and came back to the Turks & Caicos in recent years.  She started practicing yoga alongside her father over 15 years ago and completed her training in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Asheville, NC, and now resides on Provo.  Her Pine Cay Yoga classes will be held in the morning in the lounge, with astounding endless beach views, at a cost of $20.  In addition to Laura, the property also has a new pastry chef.

Special Packages
Fishing:  For guests who book five nights or longer and reserve a fishing excursion, they will get a free bottle of wine, use of a golf cart for a day, and a discount for a massage in the spa.
Romance:  For honeymooners, or those who feel like they are on one, the Romance Package includes a special private dining experience.
Families:  The months of June and July are family months, which means children of six and older are welcome at the Club (a real treat).  Bookings of five nights or more result in a discount for the child staying in the room.
Summer Value-Ad:  For May, June and July, bookings of five nights or longer will receive a bottle of wine and free use of a golf cart for a day (though it is recommended not to redeem both at the same time!); available upon request

Pine Cay is a remote private island that is part of the Turks & Caicos, ideal for a secluded beach getaway or private island vacations.  All reservations at The Meridian Club, which has 12 beach suites and one private beach cottage, include breakfast, lunch, dinner and basic activities such as kayaking, using the snorkel gear, playing tennis, taking the bikes around the island, learning to paddle board, etc., though additional activities can be provided at a fee, such as SCUBA diving, a variety of fishing experiences, spa services and golfing.  Private taxi and boat transfers are also included in the nightly rates, which start at $840.  For more information, contact Melanie@maacg.com or visit www.meridianclub.com.

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