East Caicos

East CaicosUninhabited Sisal Island, Turks & Caicos Islands

  • Published Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • Updated on Thursday, November 26, 2015

The uninhabited island of East Caicos is best known for its 19th century plantation ruins from a sisal ranch development and the cave artwork from the Taino Indian population from over 500 years ago.  The Spanish slave ship “The Trouvadore” was rediscovered in 2008 along the northern reef and is believed to have played a role in the lineage of some Turks & Caicos Islanders.

East Caicos is 18 square miles and is mostly covered by swamp and mangroves. On the north of the island is Flamingo Hill with an elevation of 156 feet, the highest point in the Turks & Caicos. Stretching for 20 miles from Drum Point to Flamingo Hill is the beautiful reef harbor of Jacksonville, which may some day prove to be the hub for tourists and vacation homes.

East Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands

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