Places to Visit in Middle Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, America

Places to Visit in Middle Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, America

Middle Caicos or Grand Caicos is the largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands territory surrounded by North Caicos in the west and East Caicos in the east. Middle Caicos attracts tourists for its Lucayan Indian archeological spots and typical caves. Conch Bar, Bambarra and Lorimers are the three main settlements on Middle Caicos.


Geography of Middle Caicos:

Middle Caicos coordinates with 21°47′17.49″ N latitude and 71°44′04.35″ W longitude.


History of Middle Caicos:

Middle Caicos is noted for the settlements of Lucayan Indians dating back to 750 AD. As per the archeological evidences, once Middle Caicos housed around 4,000 Indians. Now the island is home to around 38 Lucayan sites. Two major historical identities of Middle Caicos include Conch Bar Caves and Haulover Plantation.


Connectivity to Middle Caicos:

Middle Caicos has an airport but not operating. It is suggested for overseas tourists to reach Providenciales International Airport first and then take the ferry at Heaving Down Rock Marina in Providenciales and ferries arrive at Sandy Point Marina in North Caicos and there are taxis available at Sandy Point Marina to Middle Caicos.

The major car rental companies in North and Middle Caicos include:

  • Easy Car Rental
  • Gardiner’s Car Rental
  • Al’s Rent A Car
  • Silver A La Car Rental
  • Pelican Car Rentals


Food and Shopping in Middle Caicos:

Tourists can refer following shops to buy traditional and modern colorful products:

  • Middle Caicos Co-op
  • Tee’s Grocery
  • Al’s Grocery
  • Everal’s Variety Store
  • Victoria Gift Shop

The famous restaurants in and around Middle Caicos are:

  • Miss B’s Island Restaurant
  • Frank’s Café
  • Daniel’s Café
  • Shadows Café and Take Out
  • Silver Palm Restaurant and Bar


Things to do in Middle Caicos:

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling


Places of interest in Middle Caicos:

Indian Cave:

Indian Cave is the prime attraction of Middle Caicos, located half miles away from Conch Bar village. It has many openings that receive direct skylights. Here archeologists found many artifacts from ancient Lucayan Indians and the skeletons of giant land tortoises and flightless birds.


Haulover Plantation:

The Haulover Plantation is one of the largest plantations in the islands of Turks and Caicos, built in 1791 by John Lorimer. Now tourists can find only ruins of Haulover Plantation which is located two miles away towards the north of Lorimers village.


Mudjin Harbour:

Mudjin Harbour begins at the northwest point of Middle Caicos and ends at Dragon Island. Its stunning high limestone cliffs and white sandy beaches are a must watch. Bring camera to click some photos of natural scenery.


Other places of interest near Middle Caicos are:

  • Readymoney Garden
  • Crossing Place Trail
  • Cottage Pond
  • Conch Bar Caves
  • Flamingo Pond Overlook
  • Wade’s Green Plantation
  • Three Marys Cays
  • Conch Bar Beach
  • Bambarra Beach
  • Platico Point
  • Norbellis Coves
  • Cedar Point
  • Haulover Point


Best time to visit Middle Caicos:

Generally the beginning months of the year will be the ideal time to travel Middle Caicos.


Accommodation options in Middle Caicos:

Middle Caicos is a beautiful island with a blend of natural and archeological attractions. It is also known for its modernized accommodation centres such as villas, hotels and resorts with upgraded superior facilities and services. A list of prominent hotels in Middle Caicos and North Caicos includes:

  • Blue Horizon Resort
  • Arthur’s Guest House
  • Mary’s Bed & Breakfast
  • Cedar Palm Beach Suites
  • Whitby Plaza Suites
  • Whitby Beach Villa
  • Villa Cecilia
  • Villa Datai
  • Bottle Creek Lodge
  • Pelican Beach Hotel
  • Villa Palmetto
  • Whitby White House
  • Eagles Rest Villas
  • Flamingo’s Nest
  • Hollywood Beach Suites
  • Bambarra Sands Villa

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