The transportation options for North and Middle Caicos at this time are limited to rental cars and jeeps, and taxis. There is no public transport of any kind. Attractions and stores tend to be spread over both islands, so we highly recommend that you rent a vehicle for your stay. At this time, no rental companies offer scooters. Taxis are available, but can be tardy and expensive. It's best to bring a map with you when renting a car as one is not always provided. You can print out a map from our maps page.
Many of the major roads on North and Middle Caicos are paved, while most of the smaller roads are graded dirt roads. Traffic is usually quite light on both islands. The speed limit is 40 MPH on highways and 20 MPH through settlements.
A causeway connects North Caicos to Middle Caicos. When the causeway was built in 2007, it had two paved lanes and side barrier walls. However, in 2008, Hurricane Hanna hit and caused some serious damage. At this time, the causeway is open for traffic. The surface can be rough in places, so drive with caution. DO NOT speed on the causeway as it can be dangerous.
Bicycles are available at some hotels and villas. Due to the heat and travel distances, we recommend them as a main means of transportation only to enthusiasts.
Some roads can be a little overgrown and are usually not signposted (such as the side roads leading to Cottage Pond and Wade's Green Plantation). Just be on the lookout whilst driving. Also, several of the roads have large lizards basking in the sun. Be careful and try not to run-over them.
All three gas stations on North and Middle Caicos are in the Bottle Creek area of North Caicos. Check out our map for directions. Gasoline prices tend to fluctuate and are usually quite expensive. The current average is about $6.35 a gallon (July 2011).