Grade 3’s Guide on the things to do in North and Middle Caicos.
Here are some of the pictures from our amazing trip to North and Middle Caicos in March 2015. Who knew we could have so many interesting sights and adventures in one day! Thank you to our wonderful guide Mr. Gardiner.
The perfect islands for the adventurous, North Caicos and Middle Caicos offer deserted coastlines, ocean cliffs and caves to be explored. Middle Caicos is the largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
To the west, it is separated from North Caicos by Juniper Hole, and to the east, from East Caicos by Lorimer Creek, both narrow passages that can accommodate only small boats. The island is known for its extensive system of caves and its significant Lucayan Indian archeological sites. The island is connected to North Caicos via a causeway.
There was so much to do, from visiting North Caicos Primary School and meeting their Grade 3 class, to exploring Conch Bar Caves, learning about mini sail boat racing at Bambara Beach, to trying out traditional Middle Caicos straw weaving skill and then to finally taking in breathtaking views of the Mujin Harbour.
The children have many happy memories and will really tell you all about the things to do in North and Middles Caicos!
What an exciting and memorable day to end second term for Grade 3!
1. Explore the Conch Bar Caves
The largest of the three villages on Middle Caicos, Conch Bar is the home of the Island’s airport, its primary school and government offices. Nearby Conch Bar Caves National Park hosts the largest above-water cave system in the Bahamas. The karst limestone caves were used as a guano mine during the 1880s. Lucayan Indian artifacts and the skeletal remains of animals were reportedly uncovered by the digging, but were not preserved.
2. Go sailing at Bambara Beach
Located east of Conch Bar about half a mile inland, this village is the second largest settlement on Middle Caicos. Here the children enjoyed the stunning beach learning about mini sail boat racing!
It is notable as the only town in the Turks and Caicos Archipelago that has a name of African derivation. The village was reputedly first settled by survivors of the Spanish slave ship Trouvadore that sank off Middle Caicos in 1842.
3. Explore the cliff tops at Mudjin Harbour
Notable natural areas are the scenic Mudjin Harbour, located on the northern shore.
4. Meet new friends at North Caicos Primary School
5. Learn to weave with Local Artisans
Our children met Sara the Founder of the Middle Caicos Co-op and learnt how to weave.
These exquisite baskets are likely the last of a kind of art that has been passed down through generations…..as few young people are today learning the craft. Learn more
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