Middle Caicos is 48 square miles of natural beauty. Dramatic cliffs and offshore rocks create a magnificent seascape along the northern coast. The Ramsar International Biodiversity Wetlands Reserve features stunning birdlife in the south. Middle Caicos remains the heartland of TCI culture including traditional straw craft and fanner grass basketry, native sloop building and model sailboat carving/racing. This remarkable island has 3 small friendly villages, 17 deserted beaches and many open acres of verdant green landscape. Come visit us soon!
Middle Caicos Co-op
The Middle Caicos Co-op is a not-for-profit venture dedicated to the encouragement and promotion of TCI handcrafts and art. We are very proud of the MCCo-op success in promoting the heritage and culture of TCI, in creating a vibrant market for TCI handcrafts, and in developing a sustainable economy for TCI artisans.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Middle Caicos Co-op Sales Outlet in central North Caicos! Come and see how this co-op venture is keeping the culture of Caribbean basket weaving alive, with demonstrations and interpretive displays available. Open daily 11am – 3pm.
HANDCRAFT OUTLETS – LOOK FOR OUR TAG
ON PROVIDENCIALES: find us conveniently located in several retail outlets
– Paradise Arts, Salt Mills Plaza
– Art Provo, Regent Village Mall
– Turks & Caicos National Museum
ON North Caicos: the flagship Middle Caicos Co-op Shop at My Dees Plaza, central NC.
ON Grand Turk: at the Turks and Caicos National Museum on Front Street
VALENTINE’S DAY CUP, February 13, 2021, has been sadly cancelled.
It is with a heavy heart that the Valentines Day Cup committee decided to officially cancel the annual model sailboat race day event planned for February 13th, 2021. The necessary restrictions in place to control the Covid pandemic and keep folk safe preclude a gathering of any size – even on the beach. Acceptance of the way our lives have drastically changed to make sure this pandemic gets under control is a bitter medicine but very important! See you next year : February 12th, 2022!
Traditional Turks & Caicos Model Sailboat Races
The model sailboat race day on Bambarra Beach in Middle Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands is ready for it’s annual event this coming year with a great line up of boats, food and music! So make plans to come and enjoy this wonderful cultural festival.
From the beginnings long ago at the turn of the millennium, with 6 boats and a handful of friends on the beach the Valentines Day Cup has become a national event, beloved by residents and visitors alike. Now, with over 25 boats in the Middle Caicos Sailboat Association fleet, plus over 10 boats coming in with their captains, the races are more serious and skillful!
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