North & Middle Caicos
Middle Caicos was crucial to the Lucayan people before the arrival of the Spanish (also known as Tainos).
The Turks and Caicos Bahamas island chain’s largest concentration of them was probably on the island.
Conch Bar Caves and a secluded trading hamlet site on the south coast of Middle Caicos are just two of the locations on the island that have been recognised as significant Lucayan sites.The Lucayans vanished quickly after the arrival of the Columbus, as was the case across much of the Caribbean.
Trouvadore, a slave ship, and Bambarra:
One further intriguing aspect of Middle Caicos and Turks and Caicos history is how a seemingly little event ultimately affected the direction of the islands’ history. The Slavery Abolition Act, passed by the British Parliament in 1833, outlawed slavery throughout most of the British Empire, including the Turks and Caicos Islands.
168 Africans survived the destruction of the slave ship Trouvadore, flying the Spanish flag, which sank off Breezy Point on East Caicos in 1841. Many of these survivors stayed in the Turks and Caicos. Current knowledge is still being researched in relation to the Trouvadore and other shipwrecks, as well as the origin of the name Bambarra.Modern times Middle Caicos continues to have a serene and relaxed ambiance.
Various initiatives came and went over the past few decades, some of which claimed to transform the island into a thriving tourist destination.
Slowly but surely, the island’s development is continuing.
NORTH CAICOS is the second-largest island in Turks and Caicos.
On the northern edge of the underwater plateau of the Caicos Banks and Caicos Islands, the island is situated between Middle Caicos and Providenciales.
A permanent population of roughly 2000 people lives on the thinly inhabited island of North Caicos. Because North Caicos and Middle Caicos are connected by a paved road causeway that makes it simple to go back and forth, the two islands essentially operate as one. On North Caicos, as in the rest of the Turks and Caicos, tourism dominates the economy. The Pelican Beach Hotel is the only tiny boutique hotel on the island, along with a few dozen charming holiday rental homes.