South Caicos is an exceptional destination for the competent kiter. There are tremendous landscapes to explore, much of which rarely see visitors.
When the wind isn’t quiet blowing, there are quite a few other outdoor activities and sights to occupy your time.
The flight is generally the easier means of transport, but depending on how much gear you’ll be travelling with, you may want to consider the ferry.
InterCaribbean is the only airline with regular flights to South Caicos, and they tend to have very reasonable overweight and oversize baggage fees. However, a large group with kite equipment may be better off making the journey by boat.
The following are the best kite spots on South Caicos.
East Bay typically offers the best conditions for kiteboarding on South Caicos.
The consistent trade winds will generally be on shore here, access is convenient, and due to the adjacent East Bay Resort, if you run into difficulties, you’ll be most likely to receive help here.
The depth of the bay ranges from 3-6 feet (1-2 meter) near the beach and sheltered eastern shallows, to up to about 16 feet (5 meters) in the deepest sections of the bay. A barrier reef protects the area and creates a bit of a break at times.
For those looking for a bit of flat water, the shallow and spectacularly turquoise Bell Sound Lagoon is a great location.
A decent launch point is found northeast of the South Caicos Airport (XSC). The road leads directly on to a small silty beach, which offers just enough space to set up.
Long Beach lines much of the central east coast of South Caicos and is another site to consider.
Wind will typically be a bit more side-on here, but the greatest detraction is simply the lack of beach accesses.
The far northern point of South Caicos, Plandon Cay Cut is a tremendously scenic region of small cays, colorful channels and sand bars.
Due to the typically side-on wind and low limestone bluffs, this area can be a bit tougher to launch from compared to other sites.
As a very quiet island that doesn’t see many visitors, kiteboarding support options are limited.
Big Blue Unlimited, based on Providenciales, does operate water sports adventures to South Caicos. Equipment rental, instruction and kite safaris can be specially arranged.