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'll find a handful of beaches to visit on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, if some members of your party are so inclined. Click on the beach names for a detailed review of that part of the coast.

A beach scene where snorkeling is popular is Lorimers East Beach. Edged by a thicket of trees, Lorimers East Beach features aquamarine waters that crash up onto ivory, powder fine sand.

Another good choice for those 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: Lorimers North Beach can be found at the end of a paved road that branches off Bottle Creek Main Road. As you come up to the beach, you'll notice a patch of grass worn where visitors often park where you can do the same.

The island has additional beaches to choose from. Click to view our article about beaches for Middle Caicos.

Historical Sites

Like discovering the historical roots of foreign countries? If so, you should consider visiting a historical site during your stay.

A landmark worth visiting is Wades Green Plantation. It is located on 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 want to enjoy part of your vacation seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be happy to learn 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

Even though most visitors to the area are attracted by the region's beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such 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

Travelers 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 North Caicos

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Middle Caicos are summarized 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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