Middle Caicos is one of my favorite islands in the entire world.

Here are a few reasons why I feel that way.

I love its natural, rugged beauty.

It’s the largest island out of the many Turks and Caicos Islands, but also the least inhabited out of the major eight islands.

On Middle Caicos, besides the gorgeous, clear Caribbean Sea, there is also a cave system, called Conch Bar.

Conch Bar Caves is fun to explore.  You are given a flashlight and a tour guide takes you through the cave pointing out highlights in the cave, while teaching you about it.  One tidbit I learned when I toured it, was it was the home to the largest cave network in the Bahamian Archipelago.

The island is incredibly green and fantastic for agriculture.  This lush island is great for medicinal herbs and exotic fruit.

My favorite part of the island is Dragon Cay in Mudjin Harbour.  It’s a lagoon with picturesque sandy beach, and limestone cliffs.  The rocks in the that area look like a Dragon with its head pointing East.  The view is breathtaking from the cliffs and also on the beach .

Want to know the best part?  These pictures were actually taken by me, and I didn’t have to ask anyone to move to get the pictures.  Middle Caicos contains a natural beauty with little traffic.  If you go, make sure you have a strong swimmer with you, and plenty of drinking water.  If you aren’t with a group, there is a good possibility you will be alone on the beach.