North Caicos Attractions
North Caicos is the lushest of all the islands because of the abundant rainfall. The southern part of the island is dominated by swamplands and tidal flats. North Caicos is home to the largest flocks of flamingos in the islands. There are Loyalist plantation ruins and Lucayan artifacts were found in the caves near Sandy Point.The agriculturally based population live in the settlements of Bottle Creek Village, Whitby, Kew and Sandy Point. Daily connecting flights and boat charters are available, making North Caicos easily accessible. Car and bicycle rentals are available as well as taxis and guided tours.
Wades Green Great House Ruins
Wades Green plantation, the grandest of the Loyalist plantations is a popular visitor attraction on North Caicos. This former cotton plantation had a high reputation because Caicos cotton was believed to be the best in the world.Visitors can view the great house, the kitchen building, the overseer's house, slave houses, and surrounding walls which echo with a tumultuous history. One can still find artifacts among the ruins today.
The original name of this lush island was Pirate Cay. Celebrated pirate Ann Bonny is rumored to have come here in the 1720's after her paramour Calico Jack Rackham, was hanged by authorities in Jamaica.One fifth of this 1000ac/440ha island comprises the Parrot Cay Resort. Also to be seen is a late 18th century house.
Bottle Creek Settlements, Turks and Caicos Islands
Inhabitants of secluded Bottle Creek Settlements still depend on fishing for their subsistence.Bottle Creek Settlements borders a lagoon protected from the ocean by a long ribbon of sand.
Beyond Bottle Creek is Bar Cay, a low-lying and almost untouched little island.
Three Mary's Cay
Ospreys and a wide variety of other birds appeal to those seeking the unspoiled natural beauty found on the Three Mary's Cay nature reserve. Beaches and snorkeling are enjoyed.
Cottage Pond is a large pool of tropical vegetation that contains one of the most impressive subterranean waterways found so far.
Pink flamingos nest in a natural state at Flamingo Pond much to the delight of photographers and nature lovers.
Whitby, Turks and Caicos Islands
The first development on North Caicos was the small exclusive resort of Whitby at the north end of the Island.