Attractions on Middle Caicos

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Despite being the largest island in Turks and Caicos, Middle Caicos is the least populated of the inhabited land masses in the chain.  This makes it a great destination for those who crave the deserted island feel.  From the beaches to caves, all of the island's attractions center on nature, and you can bet that if you visit you'll be spending your time out in the sun. 


Conch Bar West

You will discover a handful of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. You can click on each beach name for more information concerning that specific beach.

If you love snorkeling, a location providing that option is Lorimers East Beach. Lorimers East Beach is not unlike most of the beaches throughout the Turks and Caicos chain of islands: rugged and untouched, but quiet and secluded. Set on Middle Caicos in the marginally populous area of Lorimer, this beach is a great place for those who want to avoid large crowds.

Another good option for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Bambarra Beach. The crystalline aquamarine waters remain shallow and calm, so much so that visitors can often wade from the shore to a small island a half a mile off the shore called Pelican Cay. Snorkelers especially enjoy the waters, which are calm and make it easy to explore the few heads of coral that are situated around the pier.

Lorimers North Beach: The sandy area of Lorimers North Beach takes the shape of a crescent, giving visitors abundant space for playing and lounging the sand as well as beach combing. The sand itself is white and fluffy, while the waters are clear and quite shallow in high tide.

Middle Caicos has other beach choices. Readers can learn more here.

Historical Sites

In case you like to explore the history of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a historical site while on vacation on Middle Caicos.

One popular destination is Wades Green Plantation. It is located on North Caicos, Northwest of Middle Caicos. There are no set business hours at Wades Green. They are typically open from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Historic Sites Near Middle Caicos
Name Type Phone Location Island
Wades Green Plantation Historical Site (649) 946-5710 North Caicos

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you like being seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be pleased to know the island has a nice hiking trail on it.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Middle Caicos
Name Type Location Island
Crossing Point Trail Hiking Trail 0.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Conch Bar Middle Caicos


Conch Bar Caves

Even though most people visiting the area have heard about the region's beaches, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one example is Conch Bar Caves. It is located in Conch Bar, in northwestern Middle Caicos. <p>Named for the nearby village of Conch Bar, Conch Bar Caves is the largest above water cave system in the Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas as well.</p>

Botanical Gardens

Visitors can also spend some time in a botanical garden on Middle Caicos.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Readymoney Gardens, which is Readymoney, in western Middle Caicos. A small botanical garden that offers insight into the agriculture of the island, this property also features dug wells, roof thatching on the buildings, bush medicine, and a charcoal kiln.

Gardens On Middle Caicos
Name Type Location Island
Readymoney Gardens Botanical Garden 0.3 mi. East of Central Readymoney None

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Middle Caicos are shown directly below.

Land Formations On Middle Caicos
Name Type Location
Armstrong Pond Pond 2.2 mi. West of Central Lorimers
Big Pond Pond 2.6 mi. South of Central Lorimers

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