- Type: Beaches, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: More than Full Day
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Salt Cay isn't the primary destination for most who visit Turks and Caicos, but it does make a mellow daytrip for those wanting to escape Provo's hustle and bustle or the cruise ship clusters along Grand Turk. It's a small island that beckons to low-key vacationers; top activities range from lounging to beach bumming, and of course, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Salt Cay has a reef that's part of one of the largest reef systems in the world. Most entry sites are less than 20 minutes from the main boat dock and feature wall slopes of as much as 7,000 feet in some places. One of the most popular spots to dive to, the HMS Endymion, is a British war ship that's made its final home in about 40 feet of water. If you visit Salt Cay between December and April, you might even see some North Atlantic humpback whales migrating for the winter. Diving aficionados claim you can hear the songs of the whales from underwater.
One TripAdvisor user offers an insider opinion on the best Salt Cay snady stretches, "There are no bad beaches on Salt Cay, but a trip to the north west point is well worth it. It's the beach all others aspire to be."
Nearby Things To Do
Governor's Beach (Grand Turk)8.2 miles away
Turks & Caicos National Museum10.8 miles away
Pillory Beach (Grand Turk)11.4 miles away
Parrot Cay by COMO68.7 miles away
The Tuscany on Grace Bay70.2 miles away
Blue Haven Resort & Marina69.5 miles away