Turks and Caicos Islands: Places to Explore

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Salt Cay

In the 19th century the salinas of Salt Cay produced much of the world's supply of salt. More than 1,000 people lived on the island then, most employed in the salt industry, at a time when salt was as valuable as gold. When the salt trade dried up, nearly everyone moved on to other islands. Today, there are only about 180 inhabitants. Chances are you will meet quite a few of them by the end of your stay, whether you're here for one day or many.

As you approach Salt Cay, either by boat or by plane, you may wonder what you've gotten yourself into. The land is dry and brown, the island seems too small to occupy you for even a day trip. Don't worry. Salt Cay has a way of getting into your blood and leaving a lasting impression. By the end of your first day you may very well be plotting a return trip.

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