Situated 575 miles southeast of Miami, the Turks and Caicos Is consist of 40 different islands and cays. The islands of the Turks and Caicos are extremely diverse. From the most developed of the islands Providenciales to the quiet, tranquil yet developing islands of North and Middle Caicos to the historic Capital Island of Grand Turk. In the winter the weather is generally in the 75 – 80 degree Fahrenheit range. The temperatures easily climb into the 90’s during the summer, sunshine and breezy cooling winds are the norm in the TCI. The Turks and Caicos Islands has one of the longest coral reefs in the world, making it a premier diving destination.
Most of the islands are only about 10 to 25 minutes by air from Providenciales and can also be reached easily by boat. There are regular ferries between North Caicos and Providenciales.
Middle Caicos and North Caicos are environmentally different from the arid Providenciales but all Turks and Caicos properties enjoy wonderfulweather. Middle Caicos has lush green woodlands, and the largest cave network in the Caribbean as well as a small airport. North Caicos features arecently expanded airport, and deep water port as well as Sandy Point Marina.
The Turks and Caicos Islands have prospered over the past decade to become a major Caribbean upscale tourist destination. Turks and Caicos real estate has become a sought after commodity. Now the growth is spreading to the lesser-developed islands like North and Middle Caicos. People who are seeking a safe, secure environment with superior growth potential are finding the Turks and Caicos Islands an ideal location for their lifestyle and investment opportunities.
Middle Caicos is relatively undeveloped at this point (some new houses being built and infrastructure being implemented across the island like newly paved roads) and with the introduction of a new deep water port and huge airport upgrades on North Caicos, the new causeway link between North and Middle Caicos and talk of high end resorts eying up the area, the future of Middle Caicos is a bright one, and the opportunity for investment in Turks and Caicos properties is wonderful.
The largest of the islands, Middle Caicos, is 48 square miles and has recently become linked to North Caicos by a 1 mile causeway that has greatly improved the ability to pass back and forth to the neighbouring island, and has also resulted in a huge increase in interest in real estate and development on Middle Caicos. There are 3 settlements on the island, Conch Bar, Bambarra and Lorimers with a population of approximately 271 People. The coastline around ‘Middle’ is beautiful and more dramatic than that of the other islands; especially on the north shore, where there are cliffs with long sandy beaches. Middle Caicos is very green, and is home to the largest cave network in the Bahamian Archipelago that is situated at Conch Bar.
Mudjin Harbour is a half-moon bay and a picturesque beach that juts out from the land to link up with an offshore cay, and is an incredible thing to see. The huge limestone caves feature stalactites, stalagmites, owls, bats, and salt ponds that connect with the sea, are considered to be one of the most extensive cave systems in the Caribbean. There are also the remains of Lucayan Indian settlements and one site excavated near Armstrong Pond in 1978 contains a Lucayan ball court, something that has never been seen elsewhere in the Turks and Caicos islands.
Middle Caicos also contains ruins of Loyalist plantations with ruins of chimneys and homes and a large blue hole just offshore in shallow water features an abundant variety of marine life. The island’s Northwest Point is a combination of beautiful inlets, marshes, mangroves and inland ponds, which serve as a haven for bird life.
With the fact that Middle Caicos is relatively undeveloped at this point (some new houses being built and infrastructure being implemented across the island like newly paved roads) and with the introduction of a new deep water port and huge airport upgrades on North Caicos, not to mention the new causeway link and talk of high end resorts eying up the area, the future of Middle Caicos is a bright one, and the opportunity for investment is wonderful.