Find cheap car rental deals in the Turks and Caicos Islands
The glorious, shimmering islands of Turks and Caicos sit to the south of the Bahamas and promise spectacular beaches and relaxing resort towns. There’s absolutely no official public transport on the islands, and taxis are prohibitively expensive, so renting a car is essential for fully exploring these Caribbean wonders. Orbitz can help you find the best deal.
Don’t sweat the details of your vacation to Turks and Caicos. We’ve answered all the big car rental questions to make it an easy trip.
There’s only one island – Salt Cay – that prohibits the use of cars, offering golf buggies instead. The rest all have roads and rental cars, although the most comprehensive road networks are on the busiest island of Providenciales.
Note that you will need to rent a car for each one of the islands you visit, as you can’t take your rental car on the ferries.
Drivers use the left side of the road in Turks and Caicos, following the UK highway code. Providenciales does have some dangerous drivers, but the speed limits are low across all the islands.
Visitors from the US and Canada should also note that no stoplights are used here. Read in advance about the free-flowing roundabout system used across the islands.
A number of major international brands offer rental cars in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Choose from companies such as Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Payless, Europcar, Advantage and more on Providenciales. For the other islands, contact local rental agencies well in advance of your trip.
Generally, car rental operators here require drivers to be at least 25. Bring your license and credit card to pick up your rental car.
With numerous islands to explore and coastal delights on each one, it’s hard to know where to start with Turks and Caicos. So we’ve highlighted three of the most enchanting destinations across the archipelago.
The title of ‘Best Caribbean Beach’ is hotly contested, but this patch of Providenciales shoreline can make a serious claim to the name. It’s not just because of the gorgeous white sand and crystalline water; at Grace Bay you can also swim with bottlenose dolphins and dive into kaleidoscopic coral reefs.
Rent a golf buggy and roam this UNESCO-protected natural wonder, where you’ll meet more animals than humans. This is Turks and Caicos at its best, complete with secluded beaches, spectacular dive sites, and whales playing in turquoise waters. Pause at the White House, a 19th-century manor, for a spot of history while you’re in the area.
Limestone deposits in the water around Chalk Sound give the water a brilliant blue, turquoise and white appearance, making it one of the most scenic spots on the island. Once you’ve parked up your rental car, drift through this network of miniature islands on a kayak or paddleboard. Motorboats are banned, so you can explore in total serenity.