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News, Events, and Caribbean Life on South Caicos, Turks & Caicos

Explore South Caicos in the New Year

South Caicos has abundant wildlife and a varied history. First settled by the indigenous Taino and Lucayan people, the name is derived from the indigenous “Turk’s head” cactus and the Lucayan term “caya hico,” meaning “string of islands.” It became a centre for the salt industry, with large salt pans and a thriving export trade. More recently, South Caicos has become known for its beautiful beaches, wildlife, and excellent diving, attracting visitors from around the world.

The island is home to numerous bird species, including flamingos, pelicans, and frigatebirds. The waters around the island are also home to a diverse array of marine life, including a variety of fish, dolphins, and sea turtles.

East Bay Resort is at the center of everything, the perfect base for exploring the island. Whether you’re interested in learning about the island’s history, observing its unique wildlife, or just relaxing on the beach, East Bay Resort is the perfect place to stay.