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North Caicos & Middle CaicosGetting Around & Transport
The main road through Bambarra, Middle Caicos.
The transportation options
for North Caicos 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 it's highly recommend that you rent a vehicle for the duration of your stay.
Due to the low populations, light traffic, and that fact that the main roads are paved, most will find driving to be easy and stress-free. We do however recommend caution when driving on unpaved and poor quality roads. In many of the low-lying areas, flooded potholes on dirt roads may be deeper than they initially appear to be.
The North Caicos and Middle Caicos Causeway in 2011.
A mile long (1.6 km)
causeway connects North Caicos to Middle Caicos.
The causeway was built in 2007, yet was heavily damaged in 2008 by
Hurricane Hanna, which washed off the asphalt paving in sheets and generally reduced the width to a single rough track. The causeway has since been fully repaired, paved, and is open for traffic.
North Caicos has three gas stations: one near the Sandy Point Road and Kew Highway junction, and two in the region of Bottle Creek. Gasoline prices tend to fluctuate and are usually a bit high compared to Providenciales. The current average is about $6.50 a gallon (2020).
Middle Caicos does not have gas stations.
This gas station in the settlement of Bottle Creek has the spectacular lagoon as a backdrop.
We drive on the left.
Many drivers do not exercise due care and attention, especially operators of taxis (both legal and illegal).
Don’t pick up hitch-hikers or provide assistance to other motorists. If you think they need help, call the police on 911.
Typical Rental Requirements
Minimum rental age is usually 21 or 24 (18 for scooters).
Valid drivers license required. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is not needed, unless your license is not in English.