Salt Cay is the smallest and least populated island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. With an area of only 2.6 square miles (6.7 sq km) and a population of less than 100, this island has a completely different character and landscape compared to Providenciales and the other islands in the Turks and Caicos.
Balfour Town, the island's 'capital', was established around 1673 by Bermudians setting up salt salinas for commercial production. Salt production continued and was the main economy for the island for about 250 years, but several factors led to it's demise in the early 1930's.
Today, this is truly an example of an 'island time forgot'. Donkeys, which used to be used for pulling carts, now roam freely all over the island. There are no paved roads and very few cars. Remnants of the salt salinas and windmill foundations remain. Salt Cay is an excellent location for both diving (since it is near to the ocean wall) and whale watching.
From an overview of the island to practical information like power sockets, where we're located, and our top reasons to visit.
Only one airline flies to Say Cay’s domestic airport. Find information on how to connect through Providenciales or travel by ferry from Grand Turk.
Salt Cay is more about the atmosphere than specific attractions, but you’ll find a list of all sights and whale watching information here.
Maps of Salt Cay, including printable versions showing areas of interest, are available here.
There aren’t any hotels on Salt Cay, but there are several full-featured villas, many of which are located directly on the beach.
There are only a few restaurants on Salt Cay and some are only open part time. Find out where to eat here.
With no public transport or taxis, your only choice for getting around is walking, cycling, or renting an off-road golf cart.
There’re only three gift shops on Salt Cay, so read about them here.
Get a directory of all local businesses here, including phone numbers and web addresses.
Want to know what's happening while you're here? Check out the calendar of events.