The Turks and Caicos Islands are a beautiful destination for travelers looking for a unique experience. With its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and low crime rate, it's no wonder that the islands are becoming increasingly popular. But before you plan your trip, it's important to know what to expect when it comes to transportation and safety. Providenciales is the largest and busiest island in the country, and while taxis are available, they can be expensive and time-consuming.
We recommend renting a car or jeep for at least part of your stay. Scooters and mopeds are also available, but should be avoided due to road safety concerns. See Driving in the
Turks and CaicosIslands for more information on road hazards. The Turks and Caicos Islands are very safe, but it's always best to use common sense when out and about.
Don't leave valuables unattended or in an unlocked car, and be aware of your surroundings. The Grace Bay area is well-patrolled by local police, and resorts usually have 24-hour security. South Caicos is a great place to visit if you're looking for a balance between the two main islands of Providenciales and Grand Turk. Two companies operate a 30-minute route between Heaving Down Rock Marina (Walkin Marina) in Providenciales and Sandy Point Marina or Bellefield Landing in North Caicos.
The Turks and Caicos Islands have two domestic airlines, InterCaribbean and Caicos Express, which offer both domestic and international routes. All of the main inhabited islands allow vehicle rental, though rates, conditions, and selection vary greatly depending on the island. Grand Turk is the best island to explore by motorbike due to its good road conditions and 32 kph (20 MPH) speed limit. Most travelers will enter the Turks and Caicos Islands through Providenciales International Airport (PLS).
Grand Turk also has a cruise port with rental cars, scooters, golf carts, and golf carts available.