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Somewhere between here and there: Lingering on the Causeway linking North and Middle Caicos Providenciales And West Caicos  Turks and Caicos Islands
Heading to North and Middle Caicos? A reliable rental car is key. Providenciales And West Caicos  Turks and Caicos Islands
Somewhere between here and there: Lingering on the Causeway linking North and Middle Caicos Providenciales And West Caicos  Turks and Caicos Islands
Heading to North and Middle Caicos? A reliable rental car is key. Providenciales And West Caicos  Turks and Caicos Islands

Somewhere between here and there: Lingering on the Causeway linking North and Middle Caicos

Asking my daughter to plop down in the middle of a highway for a photo op probably won't get me a "Mother of the Year" award, but since we hadn't seen any cars for miles, I decided to go all Bob Gilka on her. (As Bob Gilka as I could get with my iPhone camera, that is.) The causeway between North and Middle Caicos opened in 2007, replacing a weekend ferry service between the two sparsely populated islands. Though the completed project has been the subject of some criticism for not being structurally up to par, we had no complaints as we hopped back into our rented SUV and rolled across the skinny, mile-long strip of asphalt and white gravel. We gawked in awe at the dazzling aquamarine sea, barely held at bay by a barrier of boulders on either side of the road. The causeway truly is a modern marvel of inter-island transport. After another stop at the far end of it, we reluctantly continued on our way. I mean, it isn't every day you get an idyllic causeway in the middle of the British west Indies all to yourself.

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Heading to North and Middle Caicos? A reliable rental car is key.

If you're planning a visit to the two largest islands in the Turks and Caicos chain, you're gonna need a car. Al's Car Rental is a great option. I've rented from him twice and, based on my own experience (and the experiences of others I've talked to), his outfit is very reliable. To book, simply give him a call a few days before your visit. He'll confirm your reservation on the spot, if he has availability.

Departing from Provo: Take the ferry from Walkin Marina to Sandy Point Marina on North Caicos. If you let Al know what time you'll be arriving, he'll have your car waiting for you at the marina for no additional charge. When you depart, you can drop the car off at the same location, right next to the ferry dock. Handy.

I've rented two SUV's from Al, and on both occasions the vehicles were delivered to me clean and in good running order. I must note that pretty much any rental you get on North Caicos is going to have a few dents and/or little touches of "character." This ain't Beverly Hills, mind you. The roads can be a bit bumpy, especially along the causeway that links the two islands (read: pothole paradise). The vehicles here undergo some wear and tear, so if you notice a cracked tail light on the car you're about to rent, don't get your undies in a bunch. Embrace it. It's all part of the island experience.

Oh, and the big, white Suburban that was ours for the day took us to some of the prettiest, most dramatic coastline you'll find anywhere. Don't forget your camera.