North Caicos Attractions

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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 discover a handful of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the beach names for more information concerning that part of the coast.

If you enjoy snorkeling, a place where that's an 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.

Another location 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.

The island has quite a few other beach choices. You can go to this extended discussion if you'd like to find some more information.

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy exploring the history of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your vacation.

A common landmark for vacationers 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 want to enjoy more of your vacation under the open sky? 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

Caves

Conch Bar Caves

Although most visitors to the area come for the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one 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

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

If you enjoy 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 North Caicos

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these on North Caicos are displayed 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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