East Caicos

At 48 meters, Flamingo Hill the highest point in the Turks and Caicos Islands.East Caicos is the fourth largest island in the TCI, which also makes it the largest uninhabited island.

 

18 square miles

 

East Caicos is the fourth largest island in the TCI, which also makes it the largest uninhabited island. Despite never seeing an expansive population, it was home to a few industrious endeavors in the late 1800s when its natural features were put to good use.

The mostly flat terrain proved to be good for grazing cattle and sisal farming, while the cave systems were an excellent source of guano for fertilizer. Those industries have since shut down but remnants of them can still be found throughout the island.

Uninhabited but not without its charms, East Caicos is home to the highest point in the TCI, Flamingo Hill, which stands at 48 meters and it plays host to two well-known shipwrecks: the Trouvadore and the Enterprise..

 

Assets & resources

Miles of paved, lightly travelled roads are ideal for cycling.

  • Large plots of available land
  • Historic sites
  • Unspolied vistas
 

Opportunities

Now uninhabited, it once was home to a sisal plantation and cattle ranchers.

  • Hoteldevelopment
  • Ecotourism
  • Agro-industries
  • Technology

Image: Amy Caicos