An Emerald Retreat
Making up the other half of the ‘twin islands’ is Middle Caicos. It is the largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands chain. A visit to this grand isle is an ideal experience and is the perfect opportunity to explore the dramatic cave system and revel in discovering the maze of caverns in The Indian Cave and Conch Bar Cave. The Island is home to some of the largest limestone cave systems in the Caribbean region with the underground caves extending for miles and connecting to the ocean. Adventurous travelers can go off the beaten path and enjoy hiking, biking and hobie tandem kayak fishing.
There are three settlements on the island. They are Conch Bar, Lorimers, and Bambarra. The settlement of Bambarra was established on the North Shore of the island in 1842 by survivors of the shipwreck of the Gambia, a Spanish slave ship bound for Cuba. “Bambarra” refers to the Bamberra people who lived on the shores of the Niger River in West Africa. Learn more about Turks and Caicos history.
Mudjin Harbor in Middle Caicos
Mudjin Harbor offers breathtaking views of the picturesque beaches and Dragon Cay and you can stargaze from the striking limestone cliffs along the coast. Take a piece of the Island home with you by purchasing a straw hat, purse or wallet, hand woven by the charismatic and industrious people of the island. Middle Caicos is also home to beautiful Bambarra Beach, an impeccable beach camping site and also the scene of the annual Valentine’s Day Cup.
How to get to Middle?
Thanks to the constructed causeway between Middle and North, one can take the TCI ferry from Providenciales to North Caicos and ground transportation to Middle. Also Taxis and Car rentals are available on North Caicos to explore the islands.