The protected waters of the Northwest Point Marine National Park lap the northwest edge of the Providenciales’ coast.
The park also protects the world’s third-largest coral reef system, so it’s no surprise that the underwater wonders here include some of the territory’s best reef diving and snorkeling. Sea sponges, pastel corals, turtles, rays, iridescent tropical fish – you name it, you’ll see it in this sea park that’s celebrated for its marine-life diversity.
On the shore, the pristine arc of sand known as Malcolm Beach stretches for 10km (6 miles), and the park also encompasses saline lakes like Pigeon Pond that are home to water birds that come here to breed.
The park is in the island’s undeveloped and remote western reaches, and hiking, 4WD or boat is the easiest way to get here.
Northwest Point Marine National Park takes in the saline lakes and surrounding reefs off the northwestern tip of Providenciales in the Caicos Islands.