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Salt Cay is a little known destination in the Turks and Caicos. It is located just south of Grand Turk, close to the Silver Bank Marine Sanctuary off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. It also sits on the edge of the 7000 foot Columbus Passage so the diving is grand. This episode, prepared by David Cuoio, provides an excellent introduction to the island and the diving there.

Destination 2010


Times of the Islands


SALT CAY NEWS - press releases

2010. Salt islandsí bid for World Heritage status
Gemma Handy, Turks and Caicos Weekly News. Jul 9.

2008. Salt Cay Marina and Shore Club at Long Bay approved.
Turks and Caicos Sun, Jun 14-21, p. 8.

2008. Salt Cay Residents still undecided on proposed resort
David Hinds, Turks and Caicos Sun, Jun 7-14, p. 7.

2008. TCI to ship away wild animals
Vivian Tyson, Turks and Caicos Sun, Jun7-14, p. 17.

2008. DiCaprio and Others Race to Create Sustainability in the Caribbean
Lauren Zinn, ABC News, April 4.

2008. Premier says Salt Cay residents have nothing to fear.
Turks and Caicos Sun. Mar 15-22., p. 17

2008. Forgotten Turks & Caicos island exudes history and relaxation.
Greg Tasker / The Detroit News. Sunday, February 24.

2008. $500,000 needed to restore Salt Cay landmark.
Turks and Caicos Weekly News
. Feb 1-15, p. 15.

2008. Historic Tour of Salt Cay to raise money
WIV TV Channel 4, Turks and Caicos Islands. January 18.

2008. Salt Cay Government House to be Restored.
TCI Freepress, Jan 10-17, 2008, p. B3.

BOOKS & Publications

Turks Islands Landfall, A History of the Turks & Caicos Islands by H.E.Sadler

The Carnival Never Got Started by Guy Lovelace

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Times of the Islands, The International Magazine of the Turks & Caicos Islands

The Most Unfortunately Titled Novel Ever Published In English, by Stephen J. Gertz
Dildo Cay by Nelson Hayes, was a best-seller in 1939. For the record, the dildo referred to in the title is Acanthocereus tetragonus, aka the dildo cactus, abundant on Dildo Cay (aka Salt Cay, "The island that time forgot" in the Turks and Caicos), is a cactus species native to southern Florida and the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and northern South America. Wherever for whatever, be careful where you plant it.

salt cay BLOGS

Salt Cay Blog

Salt Cay News Blog

Island Thyme Blog Spot

JP's Travel Blog on Salt Cay

PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCES Aerial photography by Jim Wark - Don Wiss photography

The Bahama Passage 1941 Paramont Movies filmed on Salt Cay


Turks & Caicos National Trust
Turks & Caicos National Museum
TC Invest
Turks and Caicos Department of Enviroment and Coastal Resources
Turks & Caicos Maritime Heritage Foundation
My Turks and Caicos Blog
TCI Mall / Salt Cay Directory
TCSPCA - Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Turks & Caicos Tourist Board
Turks and Caicos Diving
Pirates Hideaway on Salt Cay - Charming, quiet, secluded beach, pool
Turks and Caicos whale watching on Salt Cay
Turks and Caicos bird watching

When on Provo:Harbour Club Villas and Marina adjacent to diveboat docks
Elope in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Bonefishing
Tour Providenciales in a topless jeep
Support local arts - Middle Caicos Artisan Co-op - handwoven baskets
Rent a rustic beach house on a private island in the Turks & Caicos Islands
Private island properties for sale in Turks & Caicos Islands
Caribbean private community with private airstrip
Middle Caicos properties for sale and generational land claim research
Ecotourism in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Island directory
Experience an Island Getaway



Salt Cay by Keith Emerson - is there another Salt Cay?

Vacation in Salt Cay




We welcome written material, historical tidbit, photo, memoir and correction to this presentation, very much so.
A big thank you to the Salt Cay community, as well as other visitors, friends and formal entities for their contribution to this project.


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