The Indian Cave, Middle Caicos.
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Indian Cave

Middle Caicos
Visiting Information
Free entry, no tickets needed.
Visit Duration
Self-guided visits typically take 10-20 minutes.
Opening Hours
Parking area and site is always open. No personnel onsite.
Good to Know
No restrooms onsite.
Attraction Information
Do Not Take Artifacts
Dogs Must be on Leash
No Graffiti
No Open Fires
No Rock Balancing
Coral Sumac Trees
Risk of Falling
Hidden Dangers
Toxic Plants Present
Editor's Comments
It’s definitely worth stopping here as the cave is found close to the main road into Middle Caicos. There’s no entrance fee. Please don’t deface the cave with inscriptions or graffiti.
5-star rating for Indian Cave by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
The main gallery at Indian Cave.

Indian Cave is a large and beautiful single gallery cave with many openings and skylights. The attraction is located on Middle Caicos, and off of the primary road that leads into the island. Nearby is the popular beach and coast of Mudjin Harbour.

Like nearly all sinkholes and caves found in the Turks and Caicos, Indian Cave was created by what is called the Karst process: the slow action of slightly acidic rainwater dissolving the soft limestone as it drained to the water table.

Indian Cave will delight nature enthusiasts. Barn owls, bats, Cuban crows, yellow-crowned night herons, and smooth-billed anis often visit the area, and giant blue land crabs make their home in the soft damp floor of the cave. Along with many native plants, papaya trees, and the short-leaved fig grow at this formation.

Due to the ease of access and no entry fee, Indian Cave is definitely worth a quick visit.

Above: Ficus tree roots drop from the heights above the cave.   Top right:  Top left:  Indian Cave has many natural skylights.   Bottom right:  Top right:  Indian Cave skylight with wild ficus trees and a papaya tree.  


As with nearly all the caves and sinkholes in the Turks and Caicos, Indian Cave was formed over time by the Karst process of slightly acidic rain water dissolving through the surrounding limestone.

Indian Cave has shown evidence of human habitation during pre-Columbus times, yet it’s not conclusively known if the cave was continually inhabited, or if it was only used as a shelter during storms or for some other special purpose.

Archeological digs conducted here in the late 1990s have revealed many interesting findings. Along with some shards of ancient pottery, bones and fossils of quite a few animals were uncovered, including an extinct tortoise and giant iguana, small reptiles, owls, parrots, and hawks. The decay of the bones suggests that the tortoise was alive on Middle Caicos within the last few centuries.

Indian Cave is a protected area. Please don’t deface the cave with inscriptions or graffiti. Please do not take any natural or historical objects.