5 Things to do Outdoors on South Caicos When You’re Tired of the Beach
It’s hard to imagine: getting tired of the pristine sand and the beautiful crystal-clear waters off the coast of South Caicos. However, if you’re at Sailrock South Caicos and you feel like you need a break from the sun or you want to try something other than swimming or snorkeling, you’re in luck. The Turks and Caicos Island are not only known for their beaches and water sports, but also a slew of other great activities that still allow you to get outside and soak up the sunshine. Here are 5 great things to do on South Caicos when you want to explore something other than the beach.
Play Golf at Provo Golf Club
If you love playing sports, grab your clubs and get ready for a round of 18 holes. Turks and Caicos is home to a slew of excellent golf courses, which are both challenging and offer stunning views of the ocean and native plant and animal life. There are multiple golf courses in Turks and Caicos, but one is world-famous for its beauty: Provo Golf Club, located in Providenciales. You don’t have to be a member to play there, just book a tee time as a guest. With daily flights and ferry services from South Caicos to Providenciales, you’ll never miss a tee time.
Explore the Historic Salinas
South Caicos has a rich history as an integral part of the salt industry. While the industry no longer operates here today, you can explore some of the historical sites that remain. Tour through the abandoned Salinas, where ruins show what the infrastructure was like when industry reigned here. You can find remnants of walls, gates, windmills, irrigation systems and more.
Wander Through Cockburn Harbour
One of the appeals of South Caicos is that it’s nearly untouched by the tourism industry. However, it doesn’t mean that that community or businesses are lacking here. Tour through Cockburn Harbour and see remnants of the past such the former British Commissioner’s House. Grab a bite of freshly caught seafood, or stop by the Sunset Café & Bar and enjoy some Caribbean BBQ. South Caicos has escaped over-development, so expect to see many buildings left over from the Colonial era.
Hike the Eastern Beaches
Lace up your hiking boots and head to the Eastern beaches of South Caicos, where you can wander rugged terrain and then take in unforgettable views of the sea and islands around you. There are coastal cliffs on these beaches, which reach up to 30 feet in height, and these cliffs serve to create hidden inlets and coves to explore. Once you’ve climbed to the top and taken photos, wander to the beaches below. Experts believe these beaches are the best place in Turks and Caicos to collect seashells. South Caicos is famous for being a great place for romance getaways. For an unforgettable romantic night, hike to the top at sunset and take in the stunning colors with your beloved.
Check out the Coast Guard LORAN Station
Another abandoned site with fascinating history on South Caicos is the old U.S. Coast Guard LORAN Station. This once-operating station sits at the northern point of the island, and when it opened in 1959. The LORAN station served as a communication hub for ships, helping vessels navigate and communicate with each other via low-frequency radio. Today, LORAN has been replaced by GPS, but the site offers a glimpse at past technology and the military.
Sailrock Living offers unrivaled living options, luxury vacation homes, and resort amenities, and of its best perks is its location on South Caicos. Whether you want to lie back and read a book or get some exercise and take in local history, there’s always something to do. If you want to check out our floorplan options, want to schedule a tour, or just want more information on Resort Island Living, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected]