Caribbean Tourism

Tourist spots

West Caicos

West Caicos -discover nature and marine reserve Rugged and uninhabited but worth visiting for its beautiful beach on the northwest coast and excellent diving offshore. Once frequented by pirates, there are many wrecks between here & Provo. The east shore is a marine park. Inland there is a saltwater lake, Lake Catherine, which rises and falls with the tides and is a nature reserve, home to migrant...

South Caicos

South Caicos or The Big South The nearest Caicos island, 22 miles west of Grand Turk, South Caicos; also known as The Big South or East Harbour, (pop: 1,198), was once the most populous and the largest producer of salt. It is now the main fishing port having benefited from the most naturally protected harbour in the islands and is also known as East Harbour, or the ‘rock’. As a result...

Pine Cay

Pine Cay -water cay, The Meridian Club Pine Cay is an 800-acre private resort owned by a group of homeowners who also own the exclusive 12 room The Meridian Club. Children under six years are not allowed to stay in the hotel and there are lots of restrictions on where they are allowed if brought to a villa. The homes, which are very comfortable, with spectacular views, can be rented from US$475-...

Parrot Cay

Parrot Cay - Turks and Caicos Islands, Como Resorts and Hotels The Parrot Cay Resort, a luxury, 56-room hotel, was built in 1992 on this 1,300-acre private island, but it only opened in December 1998. It has already attracted the rich and famous, with a guest list that includes Paul McCartney and Bruce Willis, and it is frequently featured in glossy magazines and TV travel shows. It has beautiful landscaping, the...

Salt Cay

Seven miles south of Grand Turk, Salt Cay, (pop: 208), is out of the past, with windmills, salt sheds and other remnants of the old salt industry and little else. The island was first visited by the Bermudans in 1645; they started making salt here in 1673 and maintained a thriving salt industry until its collapse in the 1960s. Production ceased all together...

Providenciales

‘Provo’ (pop: over 30542) is 25 miles long and about three wide and the third largest in area. Twelve mile Grace Bay on the north shore has many hotels and condominiums but you can walk and snorkel without feeling crowded. A surge of building work has transformed Grace Bay in the last 10 years as a string of hotels and a golf course have sprung up. Away...

North Caicos

The lushest of the islands, North Caicos, (pop: 1,895), has taller trees than the other islands and attracts more rain. Like Middle and East Caicos, the south part of the island comprises swamp and mangrove.The population has declined to 1,275 inhabitants living at the settlements of Bottle Creek, Whitby, Sandy Point and Kew. There is one Nature Reserve at...

Middle Caicos

Also known as Grand Caicos, (pop: 275), this is the largest of the islands, with an area of 48sq miles. Its coastline is more dramatic than some of the other islands, characterized by limestone cliffs along the north coast, interspersed with long sandy beaches shaded by casuarina pines or secluded coves. The south part of the island is swamp and tidal flats...

Little Water Cay

Little Water Cay is the nearest island to Provo and inhabited by iguanas (it's usually called "Iguana Island"). The endangered Turks and Caicos rock iguana is now protected from threatening human presence by boardwalks which protect their burrows and nesting chambers, and there are strict rules against feeding them. A visitor’s fee is charged to continue...

Grand Turk Cruise Center (GTCC)

The Grand Turk Cruise Center not only provides guests with a memorable landside experience but has also proven a success from a navigational perspective due to its superior protected area and easy access. The Grand Turk Cruise Center, which is operated by Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc; is the largest private employer on the island and the...

Grand Turk

Grand Turk, (pop: around 3720 people) is not a resort island although there are hotels and dive operations which concentrate mostly on the wall just off the west coast. The vegetation is mostly scrub and cactus, among which you will find wild donkeys and horses roaming. Behind the town are old salt pans, with crumbling walls and ruined windmills, where...

French Cay

French Cay is found in the Caicos Bank, straight south from Provo and southeast of West Caicos, all alone in the middle of the blue. In the 17th century the island served as a hideout for a brigand of the sea, Nau L'Ollonois, who ambushed and captured passing sailing vessels. An old pirate lair, now uninhabited, with exceptional marine life. It has been...

East Caicos - Sisal Island

The Turks and Caicos Islands comprise about 40 low-lying islands and cays covering 193 square miles, surrounded by one of the longest coral reefs in the world. They are separated by the Columbus Passage, a 22-mile channel over 7,000 ft deep which connects the Atlantic and the Caribbean, contributing to the area’s profusion of marine life. Generally, the...

Dellis Cay

Dellis Cay is uninhabited but frequently visited for its shells. This island sits south of Parrot Cay and north of Pine Cay and can be easily noted in the chain of Caicos Islands. Dellis Cay is located a few miles from Providenciales and is accessible by a 20-minute boat ride. A popular excursion is to be dropped off there for the day for shelling by a...