Not to be confused with its iguana sanctuary neighbor Little Water Cay, Water Cay is a thin two mile long island found in the string of cays between Providenciales and North Caicos.
The long northwest coast of this island offers a beautiful coastline of a white beach and striking sandy cliffs. Because Providenciales is only a short boat ride away, this area is a popular place to visit on boat cruises. Water Cay and Little Water Cay are an excellent place to visit by kayak from the Leeward area.
Cliffs at sunset on Water Cay.
The southern and eastern sides of Water Cay are mangrove marshes and wetlands, and are excellent areas to birdwatch.
Due to shifting sands over the last several decades, Water Cay is connected on its west side to Little Water Cay and its east side to Pine Cay by 500 foot wide stretches of sand and coastal vegetation. Previously known as Donna Cut (when it was an open channel) the spectacular Half Moon Bay is now found between Water Cay and Little Water Cay.
This cay is undeveloped, uninhabited and privately owned.