Offering wide and pristine expanses of wetlands and tropical dry forests, North and Middle Caicos are great outdoor destinations. Due to the limited number of visitors, there isn’t a huge selection of tour businesses operating on the two islands. Many of the rental villas include the complimentary use of a kayak or stand up paddle board, but the choice of organized excursions is few.
Water sports of course make up the majority of activities. Kayaking, paddle boarding and kiteboarding are unparalleled.
Diving and snorkelling are not quite as spectacular, but are also worth considering.
Wetlands abound on both islands. The northern coasts are home to shallow saline ponds. Small cays fill the channels between the islands and the entire south sides of North Caicos and Middle Caicos form a tremendous mangrove network. There’s simply so much to explore.
Cycling, hiking and birdwatching are the main land activities.
Due to the extensive wetlands, bird sightings are excellent. Flamingo Pond Overlook is the most-popular stop, but nearly every pond and channel supports interesting bird life.
As the Turks and Caicos Islands are fundamentally formed from limestone, the Karst geomorphological process is seen nearly everywhere there is exposed rock.
The coastal cliffs on the islands are perfect places to see small flank margin caves and sinkholes; another interesting feature of the terrain.