While the Caribbean may be known for its stunning beaches, its islands and the surrounding waters are also home to rich flora and fauna. One of the best ways to experience this natural treasure is by staying at luxury resorts in the Caribbean such as Parrot Cay Turks & Caicos which also give you the chance to enjoy the very best the region has to offer. Amongst the leading Turks and Caicos luxury resorts, it makes an ideal base from which to set out on your excursions to the islands. Named as a biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International, the Caribbean islands have diverse ecosystems both blow and above the water. Costus speciosus which is a type of marsh plant, calabash fruit and bromeliads that can be found in Dominica’s rainforest are a few of the many plant species here. On your travels around the islands you will also come across such wildlife species as iguanas, crabs, tropical geckos and not forgetting the endangered leatherback, loggerhead, hawksbill and green turtles.