Getting to Pine Cay
Our secluded location is one of our biggest attractions, but it means that getting here is not just a simple drive from the airport.
That’s not a bad thing, since there are some interesting sights to see along the way and this can be a nice start to your island vacation.
To the Turks & Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Immigration Service requires
(1) A valid passport, AND
(2) your return ticket or proof of return ticket which may be in the form of a copy of your itinerary (for e-tickets).
You will fly into Providenciales International Airport (airport code PLS), located on Providenciales (commonly known as “Provo”), the most populous island in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Provo is serviced by a variety of major airlines:
Important Scheduling Note
Please try to schedule a flight arriving into Provo no later than 5 PM in the spring, summer or fall and 4 PM in the winter. Also, please schedule a departing flight leaving Provo no earlier than 9 AM. This is necessary to permit daylight transfers to and from Pine Cay, thus avoiding overnight stays on Provo. Should it prove impossible to meet this schedule, we will be happy to arrange accommodations for you at one of the hotels on Provo at a discounted rate.
To Provo International
|Arrival Flight #||November 2014 From||Frequency||Arrival Time||Departure Flight #||Destination||Departure Time|
|Delta #509||Atlanta||Sat||1:15 pm||Delta #510||Atlanta||2:15 pm|
|Delta #5521||Atlanta||Sun-Fri||1:25 pm||Delta #5522||Atlanta||2:15 pm|
|Delta #426||JFK||Sat||11:51 pm||Delta #790||JFK||12:55 pm|
|United #1465||Newark, NJ||Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun||1:06 pm||United #1466||Newark, NJ||2:01 pm|
|Jet Blue #855||New York (JFK)||Daily||2:00 pm||Jet Blue #856||New York (JFK)||3:00 pm|
|Jet Blue #755||New York (JFK)||Sat/Sat||4:32 pm||Jet Blue #756||New York (JFK)||5:30 pm|
|US Air #879||Charlotte||Daily||2:20 pm||US Air #880||Charlotte||3:35 pm|
|US Air #1956||Charlotte||Saturday||12:35 pm||US Air #1957||Charlotte||1:25 pm|
|US Air #1868||Philadelphia||Sat/Sun||1:26 pm||US Air #1868||Philadelphia||2:25 pm|
|American #1245||Miami||Daily||2:19 pm||American #1245||Miami||3:24 pm|
|American #2391||Miami||Daily||6:49 pm*||American #1338||Miami||9:12 am*|
|American #1227||Dallas||Saturday||3:35 pm||American #1227||Dallas||4:40 pm|
|British Airways #253||London (Heathrow)||Sunday||5:35 pm*||British Airways #252||London (Heathrow)||7:40 pm|
|Air Canada #1272||Toronto||Fri/Sat/Sun||12:25 pm||Air Canada #1273||Toronto||1:25 pm|
|WestJet #2768||Montreal||Sun||11:17 am||WestJet #2769||Montreal||12:10 pm|
|WestJet #2668||Toronto||Mon/Wed/Fri||2:18 pm||WestJet #2669||Toronto||3:15 pm|
*Important Scheduling Note
Please try to schedule a flight arriving into Provo no later than 5 PM in the spring, summer or fall and 4 PM in the winter. Also, please schedule a departing flight leaving Provo no earlier than 9 AM. This is necessary to permit daylight transfers to and from Pine Cay, thus avoiding overnight stays on Provo. Should it prove impossible to meet this schedule, or if you are interested in spending a few days on Provo, please contact Villa del Mar to receive a pre-arranged guest discount of 25% of regular rates until May 31, 2015.
To Pine Cay
Having experienced some scheduling problems with local air transport, we now strongly favor boat transportation. For all paying hotel guests, boat transfers between Pine Cay and Provo, in a safe, dry and comfortable boat, with complimentary rum punch or soft drinks, are included. It is a scenic 15 minute trip. Also included are taxi fares for the 20-25 minute ride between the airport and the dock in Leeward.
All guests renting private homes are charged for boat transfers and must pay taxi fares. Current charge for one-way boat transfer is $200, allocated between all paying passengers. Taxi fare is typically $36 one way, for 1-2 persons and $18 for each additional person from the airport to the dock. There is an additional charge for diversions.
You may also elect to arrange a flight through a local air carrier from the Provo airport to Pine Cay (and/or back) at your own expense. Current one-way rates are $275-$450, depending on the carrier and the size of the plane. Upon request, we will arrange air transfers, at your own risk, with one of the local carriers and add the cost to your account.
Please be aware that all transfers, by boat or plane, must be completed during daylight hours. Although our landing strip on Pine Cay has lights, by local law planes can only take off or land here at night in an emergency. For safety reasons, we only operate our boats during the daytime. See note above concerning the need to schedule your commercial flights to and from Provo with these facts in mind. In the rare instance where your arrival into Provo is delayed and a daylight transfer to Pine Cay becomes impossible, we will make arrangements for you to overnight in a Provo hotel and meet you by boat first thing in the morning. We regret that we cannot assume financial responsibility for delays beyond our control, however.
Pine Cay maintains a paved 2500 foot air strip with a 1000+ foot buffer. The private landing strip allows homeowners and guests of the Meridian Club to fly in to their private Caribbean island. Unicom 122.8. Customs, immigration and fuel are located at Providenciales. Please contact the Club in advance for reservations and landing permission.
Private pilots seeking further details may click here.