Conch Bar Caves

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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.

Hidden within the system of caves are underground lakes,and Lucayan Indian artifacts protected by the stalactites and stalagmites that jut from the ceiling and the ground. A colony of bats make their home within the caves, but they are known to be harmless.

RW:These limestone caves have eerie underground lakes and milky-white stalactites and stalagmites. Archaeologists have discovered Lucayan Indian artifacts in the caves and the surrounding area. The caves are inhabited by some harmless bats.

Location

Conch Bar Caves can be found in Conch Bar, a village on Middle Caicos; it's to the east of Grace Bay.

Nearby Restaurants

There are just enough culinary options in the neighborhood surrounding this cave to keep vacationers appeased. Mudjin Bar & Grill, which has a menu full of Caribbean dishes, is also the most convenient dining option from the cave. Mudjin Bar & Grill is a brief distance away, but out of the way enough that you may decide to make advance plans for using a method of transport to get there. Last Chance Bar and Grill and Super D are some of the other dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction where you could enjoy the local foods and culture of Turks and Caicos.

Nearby Attractions

There are some additional attractions in the area, including Crossing Point Trail, which is a quarter mile away Conch Bar. Also, you might consider checking out Readymoney Gardens, which is another attraction not far away.

Caves are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Conch Bar Caves
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Crossing Point Trail GeoFeature 0.2 mi. (38.7 km) NE Conch Bar Middle Caicos
Readymoney Gardens Other Attraction 5.5 mi. ( km) W Readymoney None
Wades Green Plantation Historic Site 14.4 mi. ( km) WNW North Caicos

More Information

Hours

There are no official operating hours for the Conch Bar Caves, and the entrance remains gated when tours are not in session. It is best to call ahead and book a tour.

Cost

For a tour of the caves that lasts approximately one hour you will be expected to pay between $10 and $15(USD).

Location: Conch Bar, Middle Caicos

 

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