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.Learn More
About South Caicos
The 8.3-square mile island of South Caicos is among the smallest in the Turks & Caicos archipelago. Approximately 1,200 residents call South Caicos home, many of whom live in historic Cockburn Harbour. This quiet seaside village boasts the only natural deep-water harbor in the Turks & Caicos, and fishing is the primary economic driver for this community. Rich in culture and history, Cockburn Harbour was the landing point of Queen Elizabeth when she visited the Turks & Caicos Island in 1966.
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.
The waters surrounding South 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.
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.
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.