Taxi Travel

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Taxi Travel

Taxis (actually large vans) on Providenciales are metered, and rates are regulated by the government. On the family islands (i.e., the smaller, outlying islands other than Provo), taxis may not be metered, so it's usually best to try to negotiate a cost for your trip in advance

On Provo, taxi rates are based on two people traveling together, but each additional person is charged extra; children should only pay half price—but always ask first. You may also be charged for more than two bags per person. Unless you have a rental car waiting for you at the airport, you will be taken to your resort by taxi. If you are using a taxi as your primary mode of transportation, get your driver's direct cell number. You will have to call for service, as they don't usually hang out anywhere except the airport. Taxi drivers are a great source of information about the islands, especially any political gossip, so if you find a good driver it's advisable to keep calling him directly. It's customary to tip about 10% per ride.

On other islands, taxis are usually available except on North Caicos, where you will need to rent a car if you want to get around, and Salt Cay, where they aren't necessary.

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