Salt Cay is 9 miles southeast of Grand Turk – these two islands make up the Turks part of Turks and Caicos. Salt Cay is tiny in size, huge in beauty and culture. The population is 60 full time residents. As its name suggests it was once a salt producing port – you can still see the Salinas and storage sheds of the salt industry. Donkeys were a part of the salt processing and you will still the descendants roaming the island freely. Salt Cay has a pristine three mile long North Beach – and you might well be the only person enjoying it. Whale-watching is what Salt Cay is best know for- humpback whale make their annual trek December through April to the Silver Banks through the deep Columbus Passage that separate the Turks Islands from the Caicos Island. Visitors return year after year for the peaceful solitude. You have a variety of choices for your stay – guesthouse, rental cottage or villas. There are several small restaurants. There is a airport that has regular flights from Grand Turk and Providenciales.