Attractions on North Caicos

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Although North Caisos is in the process of undergoing a bit of development to accommodate the growing tourism sector, the island remains, at its heart, the "Garden Isle."  Most tourists who come here do so for its quiet nature, and flourishing tropical landscape filled with beaches and natural attractions over all else. 


Cottage Pond Beach

You will find a good group of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that particular stretch of sand.

A beach scene where snorkeling is an option is Whitby Beach. Visitors will find Whitby Beach by taking one of many northbound side roads that run off Whitby Highway, just after Whitby Salina Pond and nearby Hollywood Beach Suites.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Cottage Pond Beach. In actuality, Cottage Pond is a deep cave or sink hole that stretches to depths of at least 255 feet. The color of the water itself reflects the greenery that encircles the pond.

Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach: The trip to Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach involves a decent amount of off-roading complete with pot holes that is best traversed via Jeep or other all-terrain vehicle. To access the beach, follow the road past Silver Palm Restaurant to a rocky path that ends at a paved road.

Luckily, you'll find additional choices for beaches on the island. To read our detailed guide to beaches, follow this link.

Historical Sites

Enjoy exploring the history of foreign countries? If so, you should consider visiting a historical site while on vacation on North Caicos.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Wades Green Plantation. It is found within western North 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 On North Caicos
Name Type Phone Location Island
Wades Green Plantation Historical Site (649) 946-5710 Western North Caicos North Caicos

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you enjoy spending time seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be happy to find out that the island has a nice hiking trail nearby.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near North 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 visitors have heard about the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is Conch Bar Caves. It is located in Conch Bar, East-Southeast of North 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 may also enjoy a botanical garden on North Caicos.

If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Readymoney Gardens, which is Readymoney, in southeastern North 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 North 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 area land formations. Other types of natural attractions on North Caicos are listed down below.

Land Formations On North Caicos
Name Type Location
Cottage Pond Pond 3.5 mi. West of Central Whitby
Flamingo Pond Pond 1.9 mi. West of Central Boton
Pumpkin Bluff Pond Pond 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Maria Mai
Spanish Point Point 4.0 mi. East of Central Boton
Whitby Salina Pond Pond 1.0 mi. West of Central Whitby

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