This is the island of the Turks & Caicos that “time forgot”…and, at the same time, it’s also the island you will always remember! Beautiful Salt Cay is a blending of contradictions…old and new, mystery and simplicity, solitude and solid community…that has conspired to create the magical patchwork quality of Salt Cay life. It is a reality unto itself, with isolated, sugar sand beaches, rugged iron shore coastlines and a unique pocket of local island history and traditions, which add depth and dimension to its island flavor. There are a number of historic landmarks around the island, as well as remnants of the old salt flats used to harvest the once critical resource. If the owners are on island, you can request a tour of the most historic building in the Turks and Caicos, the White House. The White House was owned by the Harriott family generations ago when the salt industry was in its prime. The two story, Bermuda style mansion was used for storing salt and home to the generations of families who lived there. Original antiques and collections still fill the rooms of the house. Salt Cay is virtually undeveloped and is a peace seeker’s delight. Many are surprised to learn that one hundred fifty years ago the island boasted almost eleven hundred residents and was considered the economic hub of the Turks & Caicos salt industry. Today it is a remnant of a life and a tradition not quite forgotten. Salt Cay whispers a haunting and wistful sonata of solitude among the abandoned ruins and relics of the past. Salt Cay Guide Contents (click to scroll)
Caicos Express Airways is the best way for you to get to the island of Salt Cay. There are scheduled flights from Providenciales to Salt Cay on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Additional flights are added on Wednesday and Saturdays during the winter season. Chartered flights are available for travel at any time. (days and times vary by season)
North Beach: This is it… one of the highlights of the island. One look at it and you’ll be saying ‘this rivals (or might be even better than) Grace Bay beach!’ It’s a stunning stretch of isolated beach with soft, powderly like sand, and turquoise waters that seem to go on forever.