Press Release: October 2013

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Private Island Perfect for Fishing – The Meridian Club on Pine Cay, Turks & Caicos announces Fishing Package for 2013

Turks & Caicos Islands (October 23, 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 you are 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 and with that they will offer a special add-on for those booking a fishing excursion.  The offer, which is based on a five-night minimum, includes a free golf cart rental on days of booked trips (to enable fisherman to meet their 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 your pleasure, if you enjoy fishing while on vacation with others, you will enjoy another reason to enjoy Pine Cay.  For more information click here.

Experienced fisherman say there are a lot of reasons why they like fishing in this part of the Turks & Caicos Islands.  For one, they say there is a wide variety of fish one can game for, from going out on the flats for bonefish 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 tell us that the catch-to-table can be 1-2 hours in general, including cleaning the boat.  If you are not renting a home with a plan to prepare the fish yourself, The Meridian Club’s renowned chef, Shane Coffey, is willing to cook it for you.  “We frequently have guests come back to the marina and call in a request for 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 Bev 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.  For more information, contact or visit