SALT CAY is a small inhabited island in the southeast Turks and Caicos, with a total landmass of 2.6 square miles (6.7 sq km). Much of the cay consists of marine ponds and low elevation dry tropical brushlands. Today, the island’s economy is primarily driven by a limited tourism and scuba diving industry.
Salt Cay is the second largest island in the Turks Islands group, with Grand Turk being largest. Salt Cay’s name is derived from the island’s long history with sea salt production.
The primary settlement on Salt Cay is Balfour Town, where the main port of Deane’s Dock is located. Two small residential areas, North District and South District, support the majority of homes on the island.