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Wonders of Turks and Caicos Islands

Scuba diving in Turks and Caicos Islands
Scuba diving in Turks and Caicos Islands / Alain Feulvarch, / CC BY 2.0

WorldBlue  Highlights

These small tropical islands are overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

Islands are not very rich with landmarks. Most interesting are the caves, including underwater caves.

Map with the described wonders

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WorldViolet Top 11 wonders of Turks and Caicos Islands

Geological wonders

Chalk Sound in Caicos

Providenciales and West Caicos

Lagoon with unbelievably blue, shining water. Water is colored by the fine, white chalk powder.

Chalk Sound, Turks and Caicos Islands
Chalk Sound, Turks and Caicos Islands /
Tim Sackton, / CC BY-SA 2.0
Caves of Conch Bar (Village Caves)

Middle Caicos

Vast cave system. Here live 5 species of bats, and the cave was used as a sanctuary for Taino people.

Cottage Pond

North Caicos

Circular, 50 m wide, and 78 m deep sinkhole located inland. It becomes wider with depth and there have been discovered underwater stalactites even at 37 m depth.

Indian Cave in Middle Caicos

Middle Caicos

A large cavern with many openings. Possible Taino sanctuary or settlement site.

Boiling Hole in Lake Catherine

Providenciales and West Caicos

A deep cave that starts some meters below the water in Lake Catherine. Explored 206 m long passage, a strong current in the cave.

Archaeological wonders

MC-6 site

Middle Caicos

Ruins of Taino settlement. Here two groups of buildings were built around two plazas. Stones mark a possible ball court – the only one in the Lucayan islands. Other interesting stone settings may show the constellations. It is possible that from here came the chief of the Lucayan people who met Columbus in 1492.

Booy’s petroglyph cave

South Caicos and East Caicos

Cave with the only petroglyphs of Taino people in Turks and Caicos. Petroglyphs were discovered in 1912 and rediscovered in 2008.

GT-3 site

Grand Turk

The oldest known settlement in the Lucayan archipelago, inhabited around 700 – 900 AD. This settlement existed when the sea level was lower and the climate was arid.

GT-2 site

Grand Turk

The former settlement, inhabited by Taino people in the 12th – 13th centuries. Here were produced shell beads – thousands of these beads have been recovered here.

Architecture wonders

Turks & Caicos National Museum (Guinep House)

Grand Turk

A historical house that was built before 1830. This building to a large extent is constructed using the material from shipwrecks. Contains an interesting exhibit of shipwrecks.

Turks and Caicos National Museum - Guinep House
Molasses Reef Wreck

Providenciales and West Caicos

The oldest wreck of a European ship in the Americas that wrecked here around 1513. Rich finds from this ship are located in National Museum.

WorldYellow Recommended books

Fodor’s In Focus Turks & Caicos Islands

A favorite destination for American vacationers who are looking for a safe and comfortable beach getaway, the Turks & Caicos Islands offer some of the most beautiful water in the world. The pristine waters here have been known to divers for decades, but the islands also offer opportunities for snorkeling and deep-sea fishing for travelers who can pull themselves from the silky sands in front of their excellent resorts.

The Turks & Caicos Islands: Beautiful by Nature

Stunning photography and beautiful illustrations truly capturing the magic of the Turks & Caicos Islands in this new book.
Over the last decade the Turks and Caicos Islands, situated just south of the Bahamas, have won international acclaim as a premier scuba diving destination and luxury retreat. While the unrivaled marine life and wondrous beaches serve as the main magnet, these islands have much more to offer the discerning tourist.

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