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South Caicos is located in the Caribbean.


South Caicos' 21.2 square kilometres (8.2 sq mi) is home to 1,100 residents. South Caicos is known for scuba diving and fishing.

Salt production started in the early 1700s and continued until the 1960s. This was done by pumping sea water into ponds and then transferring it as it evaporated down into smaller holding ponds from which it was eventually raked into a basket. Ruins of the industry can be seen.

Visitor Information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The easiest way to get to South is flying with InterCaribbean from Providenciales.

  • 1 South Caicos Airport (XSC IATA). Dora's Restaurant is in the airport. South Caicos Airport (Q7566471) on Wikidata South Caicos Airport on Wikipedia

By boat[edit]

Travelling between islands by boat is possible, but usually isn't very practical for tourists because there are limited scheduled trips. TCI Ferry sail from Providenciales to South Caicos once per week.

There is also a Dominican boat that makes regular trips between South and Puerto Plata, DR via Grand Turk. It is possible to hitch a ride for a fee, but it's not really a passenger boat. The journey is made about every 20 days and takes about 9 hours.

Get around[edit]

Map of South Caicos

There is no public transport on South Caicos. There is a limited selection of rental cars and advance reservations are recommended. Bicycle rental is also available.


  • 1 Cockburn Harbour. The largest settlement with a population of 800. South Caicos Lighthouse was built in 1890.and is a 5m high solar powered lighthouse. Cockburn Harbour (Q2981284) on Wikidata Cockburn Harbour on Wikipedia
  • 2 The Boiling Hole. A subterranean underwater fissure passage that was used by salt producers to feed sea water into their salt pans.


  • Relax on the Beach. All are public and free, but access may be difficult.
    • 1 Cove Beach.
    • 2 Long Beach. 2km long. An abandoned Loran navigation station is nearby.
    • 3 East Bay. the most popular beach on the island.
    • 4 Plandon Cay Cut Beach. lined by limestone cliffs.
    • 5 Bell Sound.
    • 6 Shark Bay. Two small beaches, good for hiking and beachcombing.
    • 7 Highlands Bay. small bays which are good for beachcombing. The ruins of Highlands House are on the hill behind.
    • 8 Valley Bay Beach. A hiking destination due to the poor road access.


Flamingos on South Caicos

There is a Scotia Bank ATM in Cockburn Harbour.

  • 1 Seaview Supermarket. Food and some hardware. Also rents cars.
  • 2 Super Value Supermarket.


Also see sleep for the restaurants in hotels and resorts.

  • 1 Sunset Cafe, Swann St, Cockburn Harbour TKCA 1ZZ. Seafood restaurant



  • 1 Ocean and Beach Resort. Hotel and Dolphin Grill restaurant built in 2006
  • 2 East Bay Resort. 480 acres of land, a PADI dive shop, BLU Bar & Grill
  • 3 Sailrock Resort (Bell Sound), +1649 946 3777. Luxury suites and villas with kitchens. Great House Restaurant and Cove Restaurant are onsite and both have bars.

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This rural area travel guide to South Caicos is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.