The Grand Turk Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett's trademark dining establishment, is the main restaurant at the Carnival Cruise Center on Grand Turk.
This expansive restaurant, bar and tourist shop is the largest Margaritaville in the Caribbean and is located alongside the giant swimming pool at the Cruise Center. Onsite is the Trading Post shop, a swim-up bar, and the iconic and popular giant parrot statue.
The Food and Menu
Margaritaville serves an expansive menu of American favorites with a Caribbean and Mexican flair. There’s a wide of variety of appetizers, soups and salads.
Mains include burgers, sandwiches, seafood, jerk fish and chicken, volcano nachos, combo platters, and of course their famous Chef's Special 'Cheeseburger in Paradise'.
Desserts include chocolate cake, key lime pie, and the Bananarama, a fried banana and ice cream dessert.
Trading Post Shop
The Trading Post at the Grand Turk Margaritaville.
Also part of Margaritaville is the Trading Post, a gift shop that offers tourist souvenirs and Margaritaville branded items such as beer koozies, T-shirts, hats, flip-flops and more.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is only open when a cruise ship is in port at the Grand Turk Cruise Center.
If grabbing lunch at Margaritaville is on your vacation checklist, we advise heading to the restaurant directly from the ship, as it can get crowded quite quickly and chairs and tables can be difficult to find.
Guests that are staying overnight on Grand Turk at one of the island’s inns or hotels are welcome to visit the Cruise Center, yet the shops and amenities of the complex largely only operate when a vessel is port, and pedestrian and vehicular traffic into the complex may be restricted on off days.
There’s also huge swimming pool at the Cruise Center, a wide selection of shops and art galleries, the FlowRider surf attraction, and outdoor exhibits on the 1962 Mercury Space Mission and John Glenn’s touchdown near Grand Turk.
In the 1990s, Jimmy Buffett did make many visits to the Turks and Caicos in his famous 1955 Grumman Albatross amphibious aircraft the Hemisphere Dancer. This beautiful aircraft is now retired and parked at the Margaritaville at Orlando Florida.
The Grand Turk Cruise Center is the only cruise port in the Turks and Caicos, and is a large complex that's home to many shops and the largest Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville in the Caribbean. A beautiful beach fronts the complex.