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. 

Beaches

Cottage Pond Beach

You'll find a small variety of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that individual beach.

If you are hoping to snorkel, a beach providing that option is Whitby Beach. Stretching out for a long nine miles on the island of North Caicos is Whitby Beach. It is certainly one of the most recommended on the island, and often appears on lists among one of the best beaches in the whole of the Caribbean for its beauty, calm waters, and quiet seclusion.

A second location to consider is Cottage Pond Beach. Cottage Pond is located to the right as you exit Sandy Pond, A short road takes you to a parking area right outside the pond area. Be warned that the parking area is a tight one, so be aware of your surroundings when you park to ensure you will be able to get out with little trouble.

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, the area has additional beaches to choose from on the island. To read about other beaches available, click here.

Historical Sites

If you like to experience the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Wades Green Plantation. It is located in 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 being outdoors? You may be happy to learn 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

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. One such example is Conch Bar Caves. It is found 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

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

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, consider visiting 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 idea is to go see some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions on North Caicos are summarized here:

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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