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kiteboarders on the beautiful turquoise waters fronting the East Bay Resort Kiteboarding at the East Bay Resort, South Caicos.

South Caicos Hotels, Resorts and Villas

a luxury room at the East Bay Resort on South Caicos
Room at the East Bay Resort.

The accommodation options on South Caicos are a bit more limited when compared to the offerings on the other main islands in the Turks and Caicos.

At this time there are three choices: the newly-opened East Bay Resort and Sailrock Resort, and the Ocean & Beach Resort.

Amenities

East Bay Resort offers guests the complementary use of water sports equipment use, including kayaks, sailing kayaks and snorkelling gear, as well as bicycles.

The new Sailrock Resort is found on the secluded Long Beach on the northern peninsula of South Caicos. Guest amenities include the use of kayaks, paddle boards, Hobie Cat sailboats, and snorkelling gear.

East Bay Resort and the Ocean and Beach Resort are within a short bike ride of the small groceries stores of Cockburn Harbour, the island’s primary settlement.

South Caicos has quite a few varied and impressive coasts, however, only a few beaches are excellent for general swimming. East Bay and the remote Long Beach (Sailrock Beach) and Plandon Cay Cut Beach offer the finest ocean conditions.

Travelling to South Caicos from Providenciales

Sailrock Resort beachfront villa accommodation with swimming pool
Beachfront Villa at the Sailrock Resort, South Caicos.

All scheduled international flights to the Turks and Caicos land at the Providenciales Airport.

There are two regularly-scheduled ways to get from Providenciales to South Caicos: a domestic flight on a small plane, and a passenger ferry. Both are similar in cost.

The flight option is of course the faster option at under 20 minutes. interCaribbean offers several daily flights, typically on 15 seat turboprop Beech 99s or Beech King Airs. These aircraft are not very large, so there may be luggage constraints, especially for those bringing water sports equipment such as kiteboarding gear.

Caribbean Cruisin' offers a twice-weekly passenger ferry service, which takes a under two hours each way. The ferry may be the better choice for those with large amounts of luggage.

Charter flights and ferry services can be arranged as well, and may make sense for groups.

On-going Projects, Development and Real Estate

aerial photo of the Sailrock Resort and villas on South Caicos
The Sailrock Resort on Long Beach.

South Caicos has begun to see a change with several project that have begun over recent years.

The Sailrock project is one such example, and offers both vacation accommodation and private ownership. Sailrock Resort is located on the secluded northern peninsula overlooking both Long Beach (Sailrock Beach) to the east and the scenic Bell Sound to the west. Vacant land and completed luxury villas are available.

Vacation Rental Villas

At this time, there are no rental villas or bed and breakfast type accommodations available other than what's offered through the full-service resorts.

East Bay Resort
East Bay Resort features 86 modern ocean-front suites featuring breathtaking views of the white beach and turquoise water. A range of water sports and activities are offered, including kayaking, snorkelling, diving, fishing and kiteboarding.
Ocean & Beach Resort
The Ocean and Beach Resort is located on Tucker Hill overlooking Cockburn Harbour and East Bay Beach. This hotel features a spectacular ocean view over the uninhabited cays off South Caicos. Onsite is the Dolphin Grill restaurant, swimming pool, and Jacuzzi.
Sailrock Resort
Nestled along the pristine Long Beach, Sailrock Resort is South Caicos’ newest luxury resort and features beautiful villa accommodations, the Great House Restaurant, and a tranquil setting.