The pool area at the new Salterra Resort & Spa, South Caicos (rendering).
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Salterra Resort & Spa

South Caicos
rendering of an aerial view of Salterra Resort & Spa
A rendering of Salterra Resort & Spa.

Opening for February 2025, Salterra Resort & Spa is one of the newest resorts in the Turks and Caicos, and is part of The Luxury Collection group of exclusive international properties. The resort is located on beautiful East Bay Beach, and is the only property on the secluded coast.

All rooms at Salterra Resort & Spa are oceanview, with a breathtaking vista over East Bay Beach, the barrier reef, and the rugged Fish Rock. Choose from one or two bedrooms, one or two-bedroom suites, or the penthouse suite.

The resort's ambiance is inspired by the island’s sea salt industry past, which saw South Caicos as the country’s largest producer of salt. Today, the salinas are no longer worked and are the domain of birds. Caribbean flamingos, reddish egrets, tri-colored herons, stilts, and much more can be seen foraging for the tiny mollusks and shrimp that live in the pastel shades of pink and orange brine.

Salterra Resort & Spa is also perfect for events. The resort can host and help arrange weddings, corporate retreats and meetings, and other special events.

A Full Complement of Amenities

Salterra Resort & Spa will offer one of the best collections of onsite dining at any Turks and Caicos resort. Brine will offer gourmet dining, a full and curated wine list, and impeccable service. Regatta and Cobo Bar & Grill will provide a refreshing and laid-back, yet elegant setting for dining and drinks. Flamingo Café has a casual setting and a menu of coffee, smoothies, homemade gelato, and snacks. Sisal is the elegant lobby bar, and Jack and Jenny’s is a pop-up food truck for al-fresco dining.

The Spa at Salterra

The Spa at Salterra is stated to be one of the largest spas in the country, with a setting influenced by the historical salt industry, and a full menu of treatments. Discover an outdoor lounge, a spacious vitality pool, a whirlpool, salt sauna, and a steam room.

Above: The lounge deck (rendering).   Top right:  Top left:  The Spa at Salterra (rendering).   Bottom right:  Top right:  Bathroom in one of the suites (rendering).  

Sights, Activities, and Attractions

Flamingos in the ocean
A flamboyance of Caribbean flamingos on a shoal at Fish Rock, which is located on the barrier reef off of East Bay Beach.

South Caicos is an exceptional destination for those who appreciate the outdoors. The island only has limited development, and is located on the convergence of the Caicos Banks, tidal wetlands and marine flats, and the depths of the Turks Islands Passage that separates the Turks Islands group from the Caicos Archipelago. With such a location of contrasting environments, wildlife density and the coastal and marine landscapes are unparalleled.

The waters off South Caicos are home to stunning reefs, which are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Fishing is likewise excellent for deep-sea sport fishing, bottom fishing, and flats fishing. The channel cays to the north of South Caicos are one of the finest locations in the country for kayaking and paddleboarding. Here, small sandy cays, red mangrove creeks, sandbars, and bay reefs together form a breathtaking environment.

Boat charters are also a must-do. Visit snorkeling reefs, remote beaches, and the beautiful uninhabited islands of Long Cay, Fish Cay, or even Little Ambergris Cay.

Bonefishing in the flats and tidal creeks to the north and west of South Caicos is world-class, at locations near Hog Cay, East Caicos, and Middle Caicos. It’s not just bonefish that can be found, as permit, barracuda, and the occasional tarpon and snook can also be hooked.

There are sites and vistas on land, too. The Boiling Hole is an interesting underwater cave feature that once fed ocean water into the salt salinas. The School for Field Studies offers a perspective on reef conservation and growing coral for reintroduction to the wild. Cycling in the quiet streets of Cockburn Harbour, a little settlement that depends on small-scale fishing, is another activity. Hiking and exploring nature and remote beaches is of course also well worth the experience.

Above: Eagle rays off of South Caicos. The waters are exceptional for snorkeling and diving.   Top right:  Top left:  A bonefish, one of the ghosts of the flats. The wild and remote tidal creeks near South Caicos are unmatched for bonefishing.   Bottom right:  Top right:  The incredible channels and sand bars at Plandon Cay Cut on the northern end of South Caicos.  

Committed to Conservation

Salterra Resort & Spa has a strong commitment to protecting the unique and beautiful environment of the Turks and Caicos, and has contributed to a number of conservation projects in the islands, from coral restoration work in partnership with The School for Field Studies and the South Caicos Coral Reef Consortium, to facilitating national Caribbean flamingo counts via aerial survey. The environment of the Turks and Caicos is special, and Salterra Resort & Spa wants to keep it that way.