Located in the center of the Turks and Caicos, the large islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos are connected by a causeway. Due to the low levels of development and the extensive south side wetlands on the two islands, the only accessible beaches are found on the northern coasts.
Compared to Providenciales, the beach snorkeling on North Caicos and Middle Caicos comes up a bit short. Middle Caicos does offer some really excellent sites when the ocean conditions are flat and calm, but such conditions can be especially uncommon during the winter months. The only decent site on North Caicos is Three Marys Cays.
The water sports business options are limited on these two islands, but some quite beautiful and relatively sheltered reefs are located off the sparsely populated northeast end of Middle Caicos and can be accessed by boat.
Unfortunately, the snorkeling gear sales and rental options on these two islands are quite limited. You may be able to find a basic mask and snorkel in one of the small gift or variety shops, but you won’t have many options to choose from.
We highly recommend bringing equipment with you. Several water sports stores on Providenciales offer great selections of masks, snorkels, fins and vests.
Below are the best locations for snorkeling from the beach on North Caicos and Middle Caicos.