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North and Middle Caicos are the largest and lushest of all the islands because of the abundant rainfall. The population of the twin islands is around 1,600. Mostly people live in the settlements of Bottle Creek Village, Whitby, Kew and Sandy Point on North Caicos and Conch Bar and Bambarra on Middle Caicos. Bottle Creek Village borders a lagoon on the northeast of the island, and is protected from the ocean by a long ribbon of sand.
North Caicos is 12 miles northeast of Providenciales. Middle Caicos is joined to North Caicos by way of a causeway. Daily Ferry boat service (5 trips per day, except for Sunday which has 3 trips) and boat charters are available, making North Caicos and Middle Caicos easily accessible.
North Caicos boasts the largest flock of Pink Flamingo in the islands. There are Loyalist plantation ruins, the grandest of which is Wade’s Green. Cottage Pond on the road to Sandy Point is a large pool of tropical vegetation. There are flocks of Flamingos at Flamingo Pond and Mud Hole Pond. You will find ospreys and their nesting sites on the adjacent Three Mary Cays, and a wide variety of other birds on the islands extensive nature reserves and sanctuaries. Iguanas on the nearby East Bays Cays are an outstanding example of the natural diversity of this green island. Crafts such as straw-work are still practiced on this island which is widely known as the “Breadbasket of the Turks and Caicos Islands” or the “Emerald Isle”.
Middle Caicos offers you mainly the natural Indian Cave (tour guys are available) the beautiful Bambarra Beach with miles of white sandy beach and shallow turquoise water and the lovely Mudjin Harbour and Dragon Cay a great place to relax on the beach, enjoy the water and which also has a great restaurant which you can enjoy great food and a spectacular view.