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East Caicos

East Caicos — this is an uninhabited island, but is large in size (18 square miles). Swamps and mangroves cover a majority of the island.  One can find the highest point of the islands here.  There is a splendid 17 mile beach on this island’s north coast – which is usually only used by sea […]

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West Caicos

West Caicos — reputed to have the most beautiful diving spots in Turks and Caicos, West Caicos is a 9 square mile island that is virtually uninhabited.  However, it is being developed as the future home of the most exclusive Ritz Carlton community in the world.

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South Caicos

South Caicos — South Caicos is an 8.5 square mile island which attracts visitors for its fishing, birdlife, history, fresh seafood dishes and diving.   South Caicos, or The Big South, is the fishing capital of the islands, and has the best natural harbor and several fishing plants — processing most of the nation’s seafood harvest […]

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Middle Caicos

Middle Caicos — 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 with a population of about 275. The coastline around ‘Middle’ is more dramatic than that of the other islands; especially on the north shore, where there […]

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North Caicos

North Caicos — North Caicos, located 12 miles northeast of Providenciales,  is the lushest of all the islands because of the abundant rainfall.  The population is around 1,400 (residents mainly live in the settlements of Bottle Creek Village, Whitby, Kew and Sandy Point).  Bottle Creek Village borders a lagoon on the northeast of the island, […]

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Salt Cay

Salt Cay –  Salt Cay got its name from the salt mining activity here that goes back to the late 1600s.  From the proud olden wind mills that guard the mournful Salinas, to the stately White House which is still owned and preserved by descendants of the original Salt Rakers, Salt Cay has an interesting […]

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Grand Turk

Grand Turk —  Grand Turk is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos, its historical heartbeat, and home to a state of the art luxury cruise ship harbor. Christopher Columbus first made landfall here on his initial voyage to the Americas in 1492. Cockburn Town is the center piece of the island with a […]

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Providenciales

Providenciales – this island, known by many as “Provo”, has an area of just 38 miles, and happens to be the most developed island in Turks & Caicos.  Most international flights arrive at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).  Its beautiful white sand beaches have received accolades from Conde’ Nast magazine and by the World Travel […]

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About Turks & Caicos

The Turks and Caicos islands, which were said to have been discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, were claimed by several European powers before the British secured control of them.  The islands were never actually settled until the late 1600s, when a group of Bermudian salt collectors established a foothold there.  Loyalists leaving the newly-born […]