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.
There are a small variety of beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some members of your party enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that particular location.
One beach that offers snorkeling 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 option for beach-goers 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: Set on North Caicos, Pumpkin Bluff is on the way to the more popular Three Marys Cays. Though beautiful, Pumpkin Bluff is typically deserted outside of a large collection of bright pink flamingos who have made the body of water their favorite place to sunbathe.
These are merely a few of the choices you'll find. Use this link to see our extended discussion of beaches for North Caicos.
If you enjoy exploring the historical roots of a foreign place, you should consider visiting a historical site while vacationing on North Caicos.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Wades Green Plantation. It is situated in western North Caicos. What remains of the plantation today is ruins of the main stone house, several outbuildings, and the walls that surround the property. Unpaved paths lead through the ruins, which can make it a slightly difficult trek, but there are tiled plaques describing the buildings and their significance.
|Wades Green Plantation||Historical Site||(649) 946-5710||Western North Caicos||North Caicos|
Do you want to spend time under the open sky? You may be happy to learn the island has a nice hiking trail nearby.
|Hiking Trail||0.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Conch Bar||Middle Caicos|
Although most visitors are attracted by the beaches, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near North Caicos multiple options, including two caves.
You may enjoy visiting Conch Bar Caves, which is found in Conch Bar, East-Southeast of North Caicos. 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.
Another attraction worth considering is The Hole. It is situated in Bringamosa, West-Southwest of North Caicos. The Hole is just that -- a hole in the ground on the island of Providenciales from which visitors are lowered down by rope to swim in the waters of Long Bay. This can be dangerous, so only the adventurous need apply.
The chart below lists some key facts concerning caves.
|Conch Bar Caves||Cave||0.4 mi. West of Central Conch Bar||Middle Caicos|
|The Hole||Cave||1.5 mi. South of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
Guests can enjoy a botanical garden on North Caicos.
If you'd like to see some beautiful 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.
|Readymoney Gardens||Botanical Garden||0.3 mi. East of Central Readymoney||None|
If the thought of spending part of a day surrounded by animals tickles your fancy, you should visit Caicos Conch Farm. If you ever wanted to learn more about conchs, then this very specialized animal farm is definitely the place for you. Complete with a knowledgeable tour guide and hands-on exhibit, this little attraction can be very interesting.
|Caicos Conch Farm||Zoo||2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales|
Another fun idea is to go see some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on North Caicos are summarized right below.
|Pond||3.5 mi. West of Central Whitby|
|Flamingo Pond||Pond||1.9 mi. West of Central Boton|
|Pond||1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Maria Mai|
|Point||4.0 mi. East of Central Boton|
|Pond||1.0 mi. West of Central Whitby|
Travelers do not usually go to North Caicos to gamble, although there is one such venue nearby, Casablanca Casino. Experience the thrill of the game when you place a bet and lay it all out on the line at Casablanca Casino in Grace Bay. There are 12 game tables, featuring Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Poker, and Roulette; and 85 slot machines with betting starting as low as one penny. Whether you're playing the games or enjoying a drink at the bar, the night is always young at Casablanca.
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