Located in a string of uninhabited islands between Providenciales and North Caicos, Dellis Cay is a 560 acre island known for its beach combing opportunities which typically yield magnificent sand dollars. But the island won't be uninhabited for long. Dellis Cay is currently being developed into a high end resort property, with the possibility of a small residential area as well.
Located on the western coast of the island of Dellis Cay, near Parrot Cay, this beach is nicely positioned on the coast. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Dellis Cay stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches in Turks and Caicos may provide just as many amenities as Dellis Cay, but are usually more cramped since they're found in the most popular parts of town.
Just a few miles off the coast of Providenciales, Dellis Cay is accessible only by boat. The trip takes 20 minutes.
While the interior of the island is lush and green, the coast line is comprised of porcelain white sand that give way to crystalline waters. The waters off the coast of Dellis Cay are shallow and calm, making them perfect for snorkeling, while the beaches themselves are typically so deserted that visitors often feel as though they are entirely alone on the island.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.
If you favor beaches that bring guests a quiet environment, then think about trying out Dellis Cay; it's located in a more rural sector of the region.
This beach is positioned on the West coast of Dellis Cay; the area is home to other attractions such as Wades Green Plantation, which is four and a half miles away.
If you can't wait to see as many of Turks and Caicos' attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Wades Green Plantation||Historical Site||4.7||E||North Caicos|
|Provo Golf & Country Club||Golf Course||8.7||SW||Providenciales|
|Casablanca Casino||Gambling Site||9.2||SW||Providenciales|
|The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight||Art Gallery||11.4||SW||Providenciales|
|Readymoney Gardens||Botanical Garden||12.9||ESE||None|
Dellis Cay is near Grace Bay, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Grace Bay, a city which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.
How many other people you encounter at Dellis Cay will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Dellis Cay is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
Because the beach is in a fairly popular vacation destination, it is not usually all that difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers wanting to find a place that's near the water, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Dellis Cay.
|The Meridian Club||2.3||SW||Pine Cay||Hotel|
|Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat||2.8||NE||Parrot Cay||Resort|
|Beach House||4.0||SW||Pine Cay||Hotel|
While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is COMO Shambhala Cuisine, which is three miles to the northeast of it.
The following table lists places to eat near this beach.
|COMO Shambhala Cuisine||(649) 946-7788||Eclectic||Informal||2.8 mi.||NE|
|Lotus||(649) 946-7788||Asian, French, Fusion||Fine Dining||2.8 mi.||NE|
|Parrot Cay’s Terrace Restaurant||(649) 946-7788||Italian, Mediterranean||Informal||2.8 mi.||NE|
Needless to say, Dellis Cay isn't the only beach worth visitng on Dellis Cay.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like The Bight Beach, located 12 miles to the south west. More active guests, though, may be interested in Parrot Cay, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.
Travelers may also want to consider Sandy Point Beach, located three miles to the northeast.
Of course, Turks and Caicos has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Dellis Cay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.
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