At a Glance
United States Dollar
GMT – 4
The Turks and Caicos Islands uses 120v, 60Hz electricity and U.S. style power plugs. No adapters or converters are needed for American visitors. If you’re coming from a country outside of North America, or parts of South America and the Caribbean, you’ll need a plug adapter.
The Turks and Caicos Islands, located between the Dominican Republic and the Tropic of Cancer, have a tropical climate. It is hot all year round, with a muggy season from May to October and a relatively cool season from December to March. This archipelago is a bit arid in comparison to the other Caribbean islands.
Car Seat Laws
If you need a car seat, request it well in advance, be specific about what you need (rear-facing, booster, etc.), and confirm before departing. If you are a parent who really worries about having an appropriate seat, bring your own.
You will need a valid driver’s license to rent a car or drive in the Turks and Caicos. An International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is not required unless your license is in a language other than English.
Taxis are a popular way of getting around the island and you should always confirm the fare before beginning your ride. To further explore the island, you can rent a car. For more information on transportation in Turks and Caicos, visit this link.
Other Things To Know
The guideline is approximately 15 percent for any food server or bartender. However, if you receive exceptional treatment, service workers appreciate receiving more than the standard, and some travelers also tip accordingly for poor service. Some restaurants also add a service charge so it is advisable to check your bill before tipping.
The Turks and Caicos Islands is one of the safest countries in the Caribbean and overall crime is equatable with large North American cities such as New York or Miami.
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