For those dreaming of a tropical holiday amidst scenic and panoramic natural beauty, the Caribbean islands are increasingly becoming an attractive option. When touring the Caribbean Islands, accommodation such as Parrot Cay by COMO, Turks & Caicos will only add to the quality of one’s vacation in the sun. Turks and Caicos hosts a number of must-see attractions such as Grace Bay, Providenciales, Chalk Sound National Park, the Caicos Conch Farm and Island Sea Centre, Sapodilla Bay, Pine Cay, and the Conch Bar Caves National Park.
When residing in luxury resorts in the Caribbean, Gibbs Cay, one of the most popular attractions in Grand Turk, is a must visit tourist destination. It is an island that is found around 1.5 kilometres away from Grand Turk, and is an incredibly beautiful specimen of nature’s grandeur in the Caribbean. Gibbs Cay is home to around 7 acres of land and boasts beautiful, well-preserved beaches that are ideal for swimming.
The locals believe that the name ‘Gibbs Cay’ is derived from a resident in Grand Turk called George Judson Gibbs who lived there during the 19th century. However, Gibbs Cay is also known as Stingray City because of the large numbers of stingrays that frequent the beaches and waters around the island. While stingrays have always resided in the waters here, a rise in tourism and the consequent increase in visitors to the area have taught the stingrays to flock to boats that pass by, in anticipation of being treated to fish and squid to eat. As a result, the populations of stingrays are quite human-friendly, and so far only one minor incident has been reported, with a tourist stepping accidentally on the barb of a stingray.
Numerous companies offer tours to Gibbs Cay and holidaymakers can also enjoy a bout of snorkelling in the area. Given the scenic beauty of the area with the cerulean hues of the waters and skies, Gibbs Cay is an attractive option when touring the Caribbean.
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