Scooters are a fun and classic way to explore a tropical paradise, and are a great way to get to and from the beach.
Several businesses on Providenciales rent single and tandem scooters. Many of the local shops are found in the tourism region of Grace Bay, and within walking distance of most resorts and hotels.
Scooters and mopeds are easy to ride, and local rental companies are able to give a quick lesson and answer questions on operation before you venture onto the streets.
Are Scooters Safe?
The Turks and Caicos unfortunately has a higher proportion of poor drivers than is typically experienced in the United States and United Kingdom. As is also the case with cycling, it’s best to be aware of the road safety considerations.
Some residential regions of Providenciales are accessed by unpaved roads, including parts of the Long Bay, Turtle Tail and Discovery Bay regions. It’s generally not pleasant to drive a scooter on an unpaved and dusty road.
It’s fun to drive something interesting and unique when on vacation on a tropical island. A possible alternative to scooters can be a soft top Jeep Wrangler, and there are both stock and upfitted Jeep rentals available.
Rates and Reservations
Roads in Grace Bay and Leeward, Providenciales.
Unlike some other Caribbean destinations, scooters tend not to be any less expensive to rent than economy level cars, especially considering that many rental scooters and mopeds are suitable only for a single rider.
Depending on the type of machine, rates range from about $55 per day for a basic variant to $90 for a specialty scooter such as a tandem Vespa.
We advise reserving your rental well in advance of your visit, as scooter rental fleets are limited. Daily and weekly rates typically available.
Government tax and third party liability insurance may be added to posted rental rates, so confirm before you book. The use of helmets is typically complimentary.
Minimum Renter Age
Minimum renter age generally depends on the insurance carrier of the vehicle rental agency. The majority of local businesses require a minimum age of 25 to rent (the same for a car), however, a few companies do have a lower requirement age of 21.