Local legend purports that female pirate Anne Bonny camped out here in the 1720s, lending the original name – Pirate Cay. This 1000 acre island now hosts the ultra luxurious and very private vacation hideaway Parrot Cay Resort and Spa, called by some the world’s most exclusive resort. Movie stars enjoy the solitude and anonymity. Beachfront homes have been built for the rich and famous including Bruce Willis and Keith Richards.
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Apart from a settlement of Arawak Indians, probably dating to the 11th century, Pine Cay has had no permanent population until The Meridian Club, Turks and Caicos was built here in the 1970s. Today, the people who work on the island come primarily from North Caicos and Middle Caicos.
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Ambergris Cay, home to Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, is an 1,100 –acre private residential island at the southeastern end of the Caicos Bank that has been under private ownership since 1811. With eight miles of waterfront, the private island is nearly 3.3 miles long by 1.5 miles wide and rises to 96 feet. More than 65 percent of Ambergris Cay is preserved to maintain its archaeological ruins and natural landscape.
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If you want to see iguanas around a deserted island – this is the place. Easy to get to via kayak from Deep Blue located on the Leeward side – or you can take one of the many day boat rides out here. Kids would love it. Not a whole day type adventure, but definitely worth the half day trip.