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Conch Bar Caves, Wade’s Green Plantation Get Tripexpert’s Experts’ Choice Awards

The Great House Ruins at the Wade's Green Plantation

The Turks and Caicos Islands natural history and beauty was once again recognised by the Global Tourism Industry, as the iconic Conch Bar Caves and Wade’s Green Plantation have been bestowed the esteemed 2023 Experts’ Choice Awards by Tripexpert.

The Experts’Choice Awards, is associated with trusted travel guides, magazines, and newspapers, that have a very selective and stringent selection process. Fewer than 2% of eligible venues secure this honour, highlighting its exclusivity.

The Tripexpert Score, a mark of exceptional merit, is awarded to venues that meet rigorous criteria and are endorsed by multiple trusted experts. It garners insights from more than 100+ trusted publications, drawing from over 1 million expert reviews from newspapers, magazines, and esteemed food and travel bloggers.

The achievements of Conch Bar Caves and Wade’s Green Plantation emphasize the Turks and Caicos Islands as a destination of profound historical significance and natural splendor. These awards not only spotlight the allure for global visitors but also invite the local community to reconnect with their rich heritage.

A section of the Conch Bar

By embracing and exploring these landmarks, locals can deepen their bond with the islands' legacy. Such acknowledgments ensure that the tales of these sites persist, continually enriching the experience for both residents and tourists from around the globe.

Situated in the serene settlement of Conch Bar on Middle Caicos, the Conch Bar Caves distinguish themselves as the most expansive dry cave system throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. These caves, apart from being geological wonders, are testimonies to nature's exquisite craftsmanship.

Located in Kew, North Caicos, Wade’s Green Plantation is a historical gem. It stands as the best-preserved Loyalist plantation in the Turks and Caicos Islands and is among the most finely preserved in the Caribbean.

Hon. Josephine Connolly, Turks and Caicos Islands’ Minister of Tourism, articulated, "Receiving the 2023 Experts’ Choice Awards by Tripexpert, reinforces our islands' appeal, blending natural beauty with a storied past. Each of these sites carries a chapter of our history, inviting the world to partake in our journey."

Winema Sanders-Penn, Executive Director of the Turks and Caicos National Trust, added, "This recognition highlights the intertwining of our natural wonders with the tapestry of history, reminding us of the responsibility to safeguard and share these landmarks and their respective stories with future generations.”



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