Fodor's Expert Review Conch Bar Caves

Middle Caicos Cave Fodor's Choice

These limestone caves make up one of the largest cave systems in the Caribbean, with good examples of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as small—and slightly eerie—underground bodies of water. Archaeologists have discovered Lucayan artifacts in the caves and the surrounding area; these natives to the island would have used the caves to weather out storm season. Currently, the caves are inhabited by five species of bats—some of which are endangered and bring scientists here annually to study them—but they don't bother visitors. Visits can be arranged through TCI's National Trust. Guides provide flashlights and a sense of humor. It's best to wear sturdy shoes, as the ground is rocky and damp in places. If you don’t have much time, Indian Cave is a smaller version that's worth exploring. Watch for the sign on your left after leaving the causeway. It’s only a few steps off the road, parallel with Blue Horizon Resort.

Cave Park (National/State/Provincial) Local Interest–Sight Historical Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

Conch Bar, Middle Caicos  Turks and Caicos Islands

649-941–5710-TCI National Trust, local direct dial

tcnationaltrust.org/Conch-Bar-Caves

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10 adult admission, $2 students, $5 teachers, Must arrange through TCI National Trust

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