Taking a trip to the Turks and Caicos? Do you love Secluded beaches and more of a laid back style to Island Living? Well taking a Day Trip or Weekend Getaway to the largest Island in the Turks and Caicos nearly three times the size of Providenciales is the ideal location for you. Take a trip and get away from reality for a few days, relax and be at ease.
Things to Know pre-Travel:
- Familiarize yourself with the country “Providenciales” is not the Turks and Caicos, it is just one Island in the many forty Islands and Cays chain.
- The people are called Locals not Natives
- Currency: USD
- Passport Needed (Island hopping in the Country no Passport needed.)
- Unlock Sim Cards work in all Cellphones
- Language: English
- Drive on the Left side of the Road
- Must try: Conch Salad ( try any Conch dish really)
- Cheaper to get a Car rental
Mudjin Harbor and Dragon Cay
Need a more adventurous Beach Day? head to Mudjin Harbor, with its breath-taking views of cliffs kissing the most beautiful hue of blue an Ocean can be. Hiked up the trails or wander about the secluded beach caves, my favorite time of day are in the mornings, especially at sunrise; it’s the most magical way to start your day. Want to have a picnic or relax on your own little Island? Have over to Dragon Cay which is only a few feet from the main land. On a calm day when its low tide a small trail will be shown where you can walk over to the Cay, and if you go to the very top of the Cay you will be able to see a sleeping Dragon which I believe how it got its name. It gets really hot here so remember to wear sunscreen and to stay hydrated and drink lots of water, here is the water bottle I use.
Did you know that Middle Caicos has Bat Caves? In fact we have the largest above ground cave system in the Bahamas chain link; how about those apples. The main caves are the Conch Bar Caves located in Conch Bar Middle Caicos, which required an entrance fee and a tour guide. But for those of us who still want to explore for free while learning about the history of the natives that lived here before us hence why we call ourselves locals. Then this little Cavern cave called the Indian Cave is where to get your feet wet if you have never been in a cave before. Also pro tip come prepared with bug spray to avoid getting bitten.
Crossing Path Trail is for you if your into a long trek and some one of a kind scenery, but you will need a tour guide as this trail is hard to find on your own. But have no fear the Indian Trail is easy to find and no tour guide needed, just a pair of good trainers, light clothing, sunscreen, bug spray and bottle water. This trail is located near the beach so views are not a problem, you can find this trail junction by Daniel’s Cafe Restaurant.
The name Bambarra sounds interesting enough, and its rightfully so, many of the residents on Middle Caicos and North Caicos are descendants of the Trouvadore, a Spanish slave ship that was shipwrecked in 1841. The western coast of Africa. Mali is home to a large ethnic group called the Bambara (with a single ‘r’) people, and it’s quite possible the slaves were from this group of people. Most likely this is where the name Bambarra originated from.
Bambarra Beach is a long coast an extensive and shallow bay, so the water here is calm, clear, and a little warmer than surrounding coasts. This beach is great for snorkeling and for families with small children.
Places to dine in Middle Caicos is very few, so I would recommend to pack small picnic, if you must eat somewhere you have the Mudjin Harbor Restaurant. There is also Daniel’s Cafe but Unfortunately it is close down; I will update you guys on when it re-opens. If you want a bit more choices there are loads of local restaurants to choose from in North Caicos, so stay tone for that upcoming blog post.
If you want a few more tips on what to do in Middle Caicos or when Events and Festivals are all the rage check out this video Seven Things to do for Free in Middle Caicos! You guys enjoy the rest of your day, Later.