ragon Cay Resort is a collection of seven cottages and villas that dot the landscape at the picturesque Mudjin Harbour. It's the only resort-style accommodation on the quiet island of Middle Caicos.
With its 2,200 feet (670 m) of naturally preserved beachfront, stunning limestone cliffs, and an impressive rock formation off the coast for which the resort is named, Dragon Cay Resort offers travelers a secluded getaway with no shortage of striking scenery on one of the top beaches in the Turks and Caicos.
Of the seven accommodations available at Dragon Cay Resort, five are studio cottages, while the other two are villas—one with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the other with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Amenities at the resort include daily housekeeping, room service, an on-site manager and concierge, and complimentary use of kayaks, paddleboards, and bicycles. For dining, there’s also an on-site restaurant, Mudjin Bar & Grill, in addition to the restaurants on North Caicos. But if you prefer to cook yourself, every cottage and villa at the resort has its own kitchen.
Without a doubt, Dragon Cay Resort is for nature lovers and adventure seekers in search of a remote getaway. Mudjin Harbour alone is prime for exploring some of the most dramatic land and seascapes the Turks and Caicos have to offer, from a vast open-faced cave on the beach, to the stone path that runs along the cliffs. Along the path you’ll find a scenic lookout as well as a secret beach accessed by a set of stairs carved into the limestone.
Meanwhile, on the long stretch of beach in front of the resort, beachcombers are bound to find impressive pieces of sea glass in shades of blue and green, smoothed and rounded from being tumbled in the waves.
Attractions and Beaches
If you’re ready to venture out and explore more of the islands, the Indian Cave is found close to the resort just off the main road. The defining features of this gallery cave are its many openings and skylights, through which sizable ficus trees grow, their roots reaching down to the floor of the cave.
Further down the road in the small settlement of Conch Bar, you’ll find the largest dry cave system in the Bahamian Archipelago. Conch Bar Caves, home to four different species of bats, can only be toured with a guide. Further east is Bambarra Beach, which offers shallow turquoise water and colorful gazebos that are a picturesque photo opportunity.
Backtracking to the island of North Caicos, there are several attractions worth a stop. Not far from Sandy Point is Cottage Pond, a submerged Karst Process sinkhole reaching depths of 250 feet and surrounded by lush ferns and other local greenery. Other notable stops include Wade's Green Plantation—the well-preserved ruins of a Loyalist plantation dating back to the late 1700s, and Three Marys Cays, which consists of three limestone rocks just off the coast, making for a scenic stop for a picnic.
North Caicos is also known for its pristine and secluded beaches. Along the drive between North and Middle Caicos, be sure to stop at Whitby Beach, Hollywood Beach and Pumpkin Bluff Beach for swimming and sightseeing.
If you’re an adventurous traveler seeking seclusion in a stunning environment, North and Middle Caicos are the islands for you. And if you want a bit of modern comfort, too, in one of the most beautiful places in the Turks and Caicos, Dragon Cay Resort is the place for you.
Getting to Middle Caicos and Dragon Cay Resort
To get to Middle Caicos and Dragon Cay Resort, visitors must first fly into Providenciales International Airport on the island of Providenciales, where all scheduled international flights into the Turks and Caicos land.
A 30-minute passenger ferry connects Providenciales and North Caicos, and runs several times a day. The journey navigates the highly scenic Caicos Cays.
Once you reach North Caicos, you must either rent a car or hire a taxi to get to the resort on neighboring Middle Caicos—the two islands are joined by a causeway. North Caicos and Middle Caicos are sparsely populated, and renting a car is highly recommended in order to explore what the two beautiful islands have to offer.