With about a thousand locals living on just over eight squares miles of land, the island of South Caicos is a delightfully sleepy Caribbean retreat.

Yet this pristine paradise is slowly waking up to its travel potential.

Life unfolds on the water here with livelihoods largely tied to fishing, so it’s no surprise that visitor pursuits are also centered on the cobalt Atlantic Ocean to the east and the calm turquoise shallows of the Caicos Banks to the west.

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