We frequently have guests come back from a fishing trip to our marina and call in a request for Chef Shane to prepare their fish
Pine Cay, Turks & Caicos (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
With the propensity for reality TV fishing programs, which seem to attract everyone and are now considered “must see TV”, now comes the option to enjoy fishing while on vacation… and not the other way around. At The Meridian Club on Pine Cay avid fishermen have been coming for decades in secret. Now the secret is out on a supreme fishing location set off a private island hideaway. The property will be reopening on November 1st, including a special add-on for those booking a fishing excursion. The offer, which is based on a five-night minimum and is included if a the guest books and pays for a fishing excursion, includes a free golf cart rental on days of booked trips (to enable fisherman to meet the boat at the dock independently), a bottle of wine (to celebrate the catch at the end of the day), and a discount of 20% for a massage at Sand Dollar Spa (either for the spouse to use or the fisherman to redeem the day after). Guests have referred to The Meridian Club as “Castaway meets Wolfgang Puck”, but whatever guests prefer, if fishing while on vacation with others is of interest, visitors will enjoy another reason to visit Pine Cay. Take a look here.
Experienced fisherman say there are a lot of reasons why they like fishing in this part of the Turks & Caicos Islands. For one, there is a wide variety of fish one can game for, from going out on the flats for bone fish to taking a boat off-shore to deep sea fish for marlin. So over the course of a weeks’ vacation a fisherman can go out and have completely different experiences based on location, type of fish, and catch every day (whether it be catch and release or keepers for the table.) Second, most fishing spots can be reached within 20 minutes of the island itself, eliminating the need to be out on the sea for up to 2 hours (in some cases more), just to get to a location. Finally, fish to table is ideal. Many who fish these waters say catch-to-table off Pine Cay can be 1-2 hours in general, including cleaning the boat. If guests rent a beach suite and not a private home, The Meridian Club’s renowned chef, Shane Coffey, is willing to cook it. “We frequently have guests come back from a fishing trip to our marina and call in a request for Chef Shane to prepare their fish. While the guests wash up and return for cocktails, Shane is working his wonders in the kitchen,” comments General Manager Beverly Plachta.
Pine Cay is a private island, so all reservations at the property, 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, etc. Private taxi and boat transfers are also included in the nightly rates, which start at $840.