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. 

Beaches

Conch Bar West

You will discover a handful of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for visitors who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on each beach name for detailed information about that specific beach.

One beach where you may find people snorkeling 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 choice for snorkelers is Bambarra Beach. Located on the north shore of Middle Caicos, the shallow waters of Bambarra Beach are framed by tiki huts and a wealth of Casuarina trees that protect from the sun. The beach, which stretched along the coast for several miles, is relatively secluded and rarely sees more than a handful of visitors at a time.

Lorimers North Beach: With no buildings of note to be found for quite a ways surrounding Lorimers North Beach, visitors will encounter a type of quite and seclusion they have only dreamed of. If you've always wanted to spend a day on a deserted beach, this locale is the perfect opportunity.

Luckily, you'll be able to find a few more choices for beaches on the island. Follow this link to view our guide to beaches for Middle Caicos.

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy exploring the historical roots of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your vacation.

One popular destination is Wades Green Plantation. It is found within North Caicos, Northwest of Middle Caicos. At one time in history, North Caicos was considered to be "Plantation Country," and today Wades Green stands as the most well-preserved of the remaining plantation properties on the island.

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 under the open sky? You might be happy to find out that 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

Caves

Conch Bar Caves

Although most people visiting the area come for 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 situated 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 visit a botanical garden on Middle Caicos.

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, consider visiting 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 visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Middle Caicos are displayed in the following chart.

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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