More so than the other islands in the country, North Caicos and Middle Caicos have quite a few non-beach natural attractions, including caves, sea cliffs, ruined plantations and more.
Of all the island in the Turks and Caicos, Middle Caicos definitely take the lead in majestic coastlines.
The Crossing Place Trail continues to the west atop the Mudjin Harbour cliffs and offers countless spectacular views and hidden beaches.
Formed slowly over time by the Karst system of dissolution, sinkholes caves and blue holes abound on North Caicos and Middle Caicos.
The elaborate Conch Bar Caves is the best-known system in the country. Used as a storm shelter by the Taino aborigines and later on mined for guano during the plantation days, this is the largest dry cave in the entire Turks and Caicos – Bahamas archipelago.
Indian Cave is another fascinating sight. This feature is a large open gallery cave, with sinkhole skylights, wild ficus trees and papayas.
Cottage Pond is great example of a tropical blue hole. Bottoming out at about 260 feet (80m), this round brackish pond hides submerged cave systems as well.
Rarely visited due to the difficulty of access, the Middle Caicos Ocean Hole is unbelievably huge. Evidence suggests that this perfectly-circular feature is quite likely the widest blue hole in the world.
Both islands also have had a long history with planting and agriculture, once supporting a lucrative cotton industry and dozens of expansive plantations.