A bit off the beaten track, but those who take the time to visit it’s shores will find rugged natural beauty, beautiful inlets and rock formations, and an extensive cave system absolutely rewarded.
Being the largest of the islands, Middle Caicos is 48 square miles of natural beauty. There are 3 settlements on the island, Conch Bar, Bambarra and Lorimers and a population of around 300.
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Rain is plentiful on Middle Caicos, which is why the island is so green and ideal for agriculture. Middle Caicos is considered to have one of the most extensive cave systems in all TCI at Conch Bar. Artifacts recovered suggest that the caves were used either as shelter or sacred places for the Lucayan Indians. The caves are home to salt lakes that lin
k up with the sea. One site excavated in 1978 near Armstrong Pond, contains a Lucayan ball court, unknown elsewhere in the Lucayan islands. It also contains ruins of Loyalist plantations full of history. This island is home to Blue Horizon, a beautiful quaint resort with the most incredible views of the cliffs, beach and ocean.
Below: Our attempt at a panoramic shot of Mudjin Harbour, Robert in the caves, my dad on the way to Bambarra and the Roy's coming back from their walk...
A tranquil and charming island seemingly stopped in time and one of the first salt gathering operations in the Caribbean dating back over 200 years. Salt Cay was the center of the Bermudian salt industry, the mainstay of the TCI economy from the late 1600’s until the early 1960’s. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Salt cay is a time capsule from the days "when Salt was King." And salt was worth more than gold. The distinctively Bermudan style homes set a tone, and possess an undeniable style. The White House, owned by descendants of Bermudan salt rakers, is a landmark and contains the original antique furniture. The few (aprox 100) residents are very friendly and are always ready with a bit of conversation. This is old Turks and Caicos, a direct line to a simpler and slower time.
Located 7 miles southwest of Grand Turk, Salt Cay is accessible by boat and small aircraft. This tranquil island offers quiet bays with excellent beaches for swimming, and is a favorite for its peace and quiet. Salt Cay also hosts relics of the whaling industry that once existed. The whaling station at Taylor's Hill has long been lying in ruins, visitors to this land in the winter stare in amazement at the gigantic Humpback Whales.
Said to have the most beautiful diving spots in the TCI, West Caicos is a 9 square mile island that is being developed as a private Ritz Carlton Island with a 5 star hotel and stunning ocean front villas. West Caicos is a favourite for Picnics and Dive Operators with sandy coves and beautiful waters. The accommodations are not yet complete on West Caicos but the island is visited frequently.
The ruins of Yankee Town, crested by an osprey's nest, its sisal press, railroad and steam engine are evidence of the smal
l civilization that once existed here. Lake Catherine is natures reserve that is home to a variety of bird life.
Offered for the first time, a stunning acre of beachfront land on Logwood Beach is now available for sale. Please see MLS # 1100017