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Compact rental cars at Avis Providenciales.

Providenciales Car Rentals

4x4s such as the Jeep Wrangler are great for exploring the remote regions of Providenciales.

We recommend that most visitors to Providenciales rent a car. This is due to a lack of public transportation, the high cost of taxis and the widespread layout of the island.

Providenciales has quite a few car rental agencies to choose from. Popular due to the low daily rental rates, compact and economy cars make up the majority of the local fleets, but full size cars, minivans SUVs, jeeps and the occasional pickup truck are almost always an option.

Most of the main roads on Providenciales are paved, so there’s usually no need for a 4x4 or a high clearance vehicle. There are however a few exceptions.

The scenic Turtle Tail area of Providenciales is only accessible by a several mile long unpaved road. The conditions here don’t prohibit cars, but a jeep or SUV will allow you to maintain a faster speed and shorten the journey time considerably. This is especially a consideration if you plan to stay at a villa in the area.

The roads out to the remote west coast sites of West Harbour Bluff, Malcolm's Road Beach and Northwest Point National Park can be quite rough in places.

Be aware that rental companies will typically hold customers responsible for any damage that occurs when driving off road or on unpaved roads, and repair fees can be expensive in the Turks and Caicos. The remote locations also carry an increased crime risk. See Safety and Crime.

Luxury Vehicles

Rental options for luxury vehicles is limited compared to other destinations. Generally, what's considered a luxury option are large American SUVs, such as Suburbans.

Booking and Reservations

You'll generally get the best rate booking directly. When comparing prices, it's important to know if Government tax is included, and what the included level of insurance is. Unlike in some states and countries, it's a requirement to hold at least third-party insurance in order to drive vehicles on public roads.

Key Points

  • 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 licence is not in English.
  • A valid passport and credit card are usually required.

Car Rental Companies

Downtown • Car Rental, Scooter Rental
Local branch of the international chain. Car, SUV and mini-van rental. Daily and weekly rates. Branches are located near to the airport, on Leeward Highway at Bayview Motors, and in the Grace Bay area.
Grace Bay Car Rentals
Grace Bay • Car Rental
Grace Bay Car Rentals has one of the largest fleets in the Turks and Caicos, with a wide selection of car, minivan, SUV and 4x4 options. Delivery or pickup from your accommodation or the airport included. The main Grace Bay office is located within easy walking distance of most resorts on the island.
Bayside Car Rental
Providenciales • Car Rental, Scooter Rental...
Located on the west side of Grace Bay, Bayside Car Rental offers cars, minivans, SUVs, 4x4s, scooters, and speciality dune buggy and three-wheelers. Free delivery or pickup from your accommodation or the airport.
Caicos Cyclery
Saltmills Plaza • Bicycle Rental, Cycle Shop...
Caicos Cyclery is the only full service bicycle shop on Providenciales. Providing bicycle rental, bicycle sales, bike repairs and bike tours at reasonable rates for locals and visitors alike.
Leeward Highway • Car Rental
The oldest still-operating car rental business in the country, Rent a Buggy offers compacts, SUVs, a wide selection of Jeeps, and the unique and Jamaican-produced Island Cruiser.
Scooter Bob's
Turtle Cove Marina • Car Rental, Scooter Rental...
Jeep, car, SUV, mini-van and bicycle rental. Daily and weekly rates. Free collection, drop-off and delivery.