LOCAL FOR THE DAY
Self-guided tour. Includes rental vehicles with gas return ferry tickets
Located on Sandy Point road in North Caicos (approximately 3 miles form ferry marina) is small sinkhole pond, with an impressive unconfirmed depth of almost 300 feet (90m). The pond is home to an array of native birds and plant life. Legion has it that there is a resident mermaid. If you see her you get 3 wishes, but don’t tell anyone…. it’s bad luck
Wade’s Green Plantation is located in the settlement of Kew in North Caicos. It is regarded as one of the best surviving example of a Loyalist plantation left anywhere in the Caribbean. Wade’s Green was established in 1798 to grow cotton. Wade Stubbs was awarded 860 acres of land after he lost his property in Florida during the Revolutionary War. The plantation was originally called “Bellefield”. It is a tranquil site that has been used by the Turks & Caicos National Trust to celebrate emancipation through role-play and enactments. The site has charm and character and has great potential. It has been described as one of the finest examples of the colonial plantation buildings in existence.
East of Whitby settlement this pond is home to a flamboyant flock of flamingos. There is also a local gift shop operated by the Turks & Caicos National Trust. Make sure to buy the local artisan bush tea made on North Caicos by the Caicos Tea Company. Binoculars available for rent. Opens 9:30am to 3pm Mon-Fri
CONCH BAR CAVES
Located on Middle Caicos, is the largest cave system in the Bahamas-Turks and Caicos Islands archipelago. The caves are near their namesake village of Conch Bar. In the 1880s, the caves were mined for guano, which was exported as fertilizer. Many markings and etchings have been left by miners in the caves, many with names and dates. It was during this time of excavation that a number of Lucayan artifacts were discovered within the cave system. Tours of the caves are guided and cost $20pp (Mon – Fri 9am to 3pm)
Beach and swimming This casuarina-lined beach is known for it’s incredibly shallow and calm waters during low tide. Indeed, at low tide one can walk to the nearby Pelican Cay. There are several colorful small tiki huts used for annual festivals at this beach. Picnic tables (shaded by the trees) are available as well.
Lunch at Mudjin Bar & Grill Beach and swimming Spectacular views of the gorgeous beach and Dragon Cay can be seen from this spot, which is arguably the most beautiful spot in the Turks & Caicos. Dragon!