South Caicos is a hidden jewel among the Turks & Caicos Islands. Here, nature prevails with long, white sandy beaches, nature reserves, ocean-side bluffs, quiet backwater bays and salt flats teeming with pink flamingos. South Caicos is renowned for its excellent scuba diving, game fishing and legendary bonefishing. It is on this beautiful island that we have formed the Sailrock community – a robust assembly of vacationers, resort-visitors and homeowners.
About South Caicos
The 8.3-square mile island of South Caicos is a short 25-minute flight from the main island of Providenciales. As the smallest island in the archipelago, South Caicos is less inhabited than the touristy Provo, making it a haven for nature and exploration. Surrounded by the third largest barrier reef in the world, the Caicos Bank is both a rich fishing ground and a top diving destination. Cockburn Harbour, one of the deepest of the area, has a fascinating pirate history and was quintessential in the 17th century salt trade. Today, our Sailrock team has transformed the naturally wonderful island into four distinct neighborhoods: Peninsula, Bell Sound, Highlands and McCartney Cay, providing modern infrastructure such as electricity, cable television, telephone and wireless communications. Our small island includes one bank, several small grocery stores, service stations and local bars and restaurants that all use the U.S. Dollar. Our unique island is also easily accessible by South Caicos International Airport’s 6,000-foot runway with full customs services, or through Cockburn Harbour, one of only three ports into Turks and Caicos.
Nature & Recreation
Water and land sports abound in our outdoor paradise. In addition to diving, sailing and fishing, our visitors enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including whale watching, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, beach-going and shelling. Our Sailrock team also provides exclusive opportunities for guests and owners to explore the rare ecosystem and wildlife. We welcome you to explore the miles of trails that meander through hundreds of acres of dedicated open space.
Here at Sailrock, we couple out-island discovery with luxury resort amenities – a rare and extraordinary experience for both our owners and their guests. After a perfect day of exploring our beloved island, you can dine on authentic South Caicos cuisine at one of our island’s family-owned restaurants and then head out for a sunset stroll along the waterfront promenade.
Here at Sailrock, we take the Turks and Caicos slogan, “beautiful by nature” very seriously and have committed to construction, renovation, maintenance and restoration of historic assets and natural habitats on our island. This way, we can preserve the beautiful by nature island for future generations.
In a rare partnership, we’ve joined the Turks & Caicos government to spend $4 million restoring historic buildings and walls in Cockburn Harbour and revitalizing the Queen’s Parade Grounds. The government of Turks & Caicos is very involved in improving the infrastructure and accessibility of our island. Its infusion of over $14 million has funded the construction of road improvements throughout our island, the construction of a new health facility, and the initial phases of a new South Caicos International Airport terminal.
Relatively untouched by humans, South Caicos’ reef system is considered the healthiest and most vibrant in the island chain. Over 50 species of coral as well as spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, grouper, snapper and dolphin fish are part of this spectacular reef system. At Sailrock we provide owners and their guests opportunities to explore this robust underwater eco-system through curated dive excursions.
The waters surrounding Turks & Caicos provide a spectacular visual background to our island. The turquoise waters to the south and east turn to a deep cobalt blue just past the coral reef system where the water depth drops from 50 feet to over 7,000 feet.
The shallows of the Caicos Bank to the west produce different shades of blues and greens, depending on where the sun is in the sky. On most afternoons, the sky merges with sea as shades of blue blend together – providing a natural inspiration for our visitors.
The climate is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. Leave your wetsuit at home and enjoy average water temperatures ranging from 78 degrees F. in the winter to 82 degrees F. in the summer.