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There are many methods of getting around the Turks and Caicos Islands. At least ten rental car agencies (AVIS, Budget, Hertz, Mac Rentals etc.) have locations on the islands, with anything from jeeps to luxury cars available for rent. Anyone with a license from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or the Caribbean countries may use it to drive for up to three months, but nationals of other countries will need to get a permit from the Transportation Department. Keep in mind that cars drive on the left side of the road on Turks and Caicos. Taxis are also available all over the island and generally charge around USD $2 per mile.
Anyone over the age of 18 can also rent a scooter to get around, and bicycles are available as well. A few places to get them are Scooter Bob’s, Rent-A-Buggy, and Provo Fun Cycles. Caicos Wheels, Ltd., (caicoswheels.com) rents bicycles, scooters, and cars in Grace Bay. They will pick you up from your resort in Grace Bay, which is a big plus, since taking a taxi from Grace Bay to Turtle Bay or other island areas might cost more than the car rental. The terrain of the islands is fairly smooth, so bicycling or even walking is not too challenging.
The Gecko Shuttle Bus was a great alternative that ran from Ocean Club to Central Square (one of the main shopping centers) to the Graceway Supermarket, but it stopped running in February 2008.To get between islands, use one of the ferry services, or take a plane. Domestic air service from Sky King is available on a daily basis.