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 turtles to lay their eggs. A one-time home to a large sisal plantation and cattle industry, East Caicos is now deserted – evidenced by the ruins of the abandoned town of Jacksonville, railroad tracks and cave artwork.