Are taxis expensive?
Yes. Taxis are quite expensive and the rates are not metered. We recommend that visitors consider renting a vehicle for their stay. If you use a taxi, we recommend confirming the rate (and clarify that the stated rate is for your whole party and not per-person) before traveling.
Are credit and debit cards widely accepted?
Other than accommodation and vehicle rental, we estimate that around half of expenses on Providenciales can be paid by card. This percentage drops significantly on the less-populated islands.
What currency is used in the Turks and Caicos?
The Turks and Caicos uses the U.S Dollar. We do have our own currency, the Crown, however, it’s largely only utilised as commemorative and collective souvenir coins. It’s extremely uncommon to encounter a Turks and Caicos Crown coin in normal circulation.
Can I bring a drone to the Turks and Caicos?
Yes. As our Instagram page can attest to, the Turks and Caicos is one of the best places in the world for drone photography.
Several beaches and attractions in the Turks and Caicos are adjacent to an airport, and it is illegal to fly a drone at such spots. This includes Chalk Sound National Park, Taylor Bay Beach, Sapodilla Bay Beach, English Point Beach, and Governor’s Beach.
Please don’t fly your drone in an irresponsible manner. Keep a safe and respectful distance from crowds and other persons, and don’t fly over private properties.
Do not disturb birds or other wildlife, and do not fly over nature reserves.
What else do I bring on my trip?
You don’t need to bring much when visiting the Turks and Caicos. If you happen to forget something, you’ll probably be able to easily find a suitable replacement on Providenciales. Depending on what you’ll looking for, the selection on the other islands in the country can be far more limited.